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Ensuring Oversight and Equitable Distribution of Federal Funds

WHEREAS, advancing racial equity is a stated priority of the Biden Administration and an essential goal of all Administrative initiatives; and

WHEREAS, the 117th Congress has allocated trillions of dollars in relief to individuals and states in response to the COVID – 19 Pandemic; and

WHEREAS, the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) authorizes billions of dollars to state and local governments to respond to the ongoing public health and economic crisis; and

WHEREAS, the ARP funding includes Economic Impact Payments, Child Tax Credit, the Schools, Small Business funds and State Credit Initiatives, Employee Retention Credit and Paid Leave Programs, expanded Unemployment compensation, support for essential workers, rental and utility assistance and funding for Capital Projects like Broadband Infrastructure; and

WHEREAS, the Biden Administration proposed the American Jobs Plan aimed at delivering a $2.3 trillion Jobs and Infrastructure plan to modernize domestic infrastructure, provide equality for broadband access, and address climate change, among other initiatives; and

WHEREAS, the Biden Administration proposed the American Families Plan that would authorize $1.8 trillion for education, health care, and child care programs for middle and lower-income families, including $800 Billion in tax cuts and credits; and

WHEREAS, the existence of vigorous oversight will ensure that essential funding is distributed equitably to individuals, families, communities, and government programs entitled to assistance; and

WHEREAS, President Biden's Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government mandates to affirmatively advance equity, civil rights, racial justice, and equal opportunity which is the responsibility of the whole of our Government. 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the NAACP demands that all federal agencies ensure an equitable distribution of all current and proposed resources, and report the results of this funding to the American people annually.

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the NAACP urges the Administration and the Congress through the appropriate Government Oversight entities to enforce transparency and accountability in disbursement and tracking of federal dollars to ensure equality and racial justice.