The main goals of this project are to: 1) stop actions by local government officials that exclude qualified minority and women business enterprises (M/WBEs) from prime contracts; and 2) get local government to adopt and implement affirmative action policies and practices that will increase prime contracts with these firms. In this project we will focus on three large local governments, such as central city, county, and school district governments, in each of two large urban areas, such as Boston and Chicago. The specific goals are:
A National Study of Minority and Women Business Contracting
June 1, 2006 to May 1, 2008
The National Dream Fund—The Ford Foundation, Marguerite Casey Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Open Society Institute, and the Falk Foundation.