Councilmember McDuffie’s FY21 Budget Victories for Entrepreneurs and Workers Come to Fruition

Councilmember McDuffie’s FY21 Budget Victories for Entrepreneurs and Workers Come to Fruition

Press Release
For Release: Friday May 7, 2021 Contact: Malcom Fox, 202-227-1701, mfox@dccouncil.us Washington, DC – Councilmember McDuffie secured funding for two key initiatives in the FY21 budget that DMPED moved forward today. First, the District has announced the initiation of the Disparity Study to understand the disparities in contracting in D.C. and to serve as the legal predicate for establishing a Minority and Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) program. Second, the Equity Impact Fund Grant Program will start accepting applications to connect businesses with access to capital who would otherwise struggle to get it. “I secured funding for these two programs because women and minority entrepreneurs deserve fair and meaningful opportunities to share in the District’s prosperity,” said Councilmember McDuffie. “For too long, diverse business owners have struggled to obtain procurement opportunities…
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