Federal Interagency Working Group (FIWG) on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

Who We Are

Established as part of Executive Order 13555, the Federal Interagency Working Group (FIWG) consists of senior officials from the U.S. Department of Education, the White House and various other federal agencies and offices working together to strengthen the link between the federal government and the Hispanic community.

What We Do

The FIWG  works to align activities on key policy issues, supporting the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics’ cradle-to-career efforts. The FIWG is focused on collecting and sharing federal resources, programs, and funding targeting Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and the Hispanic community at large.

The group’s overarching goals are:

  • to ensure federal investments, programs, and opportunities are effectively shared and reach the Hispanic community;
  • assess and suggest improvements to federal policies, regulations and programs that apply to Hispanic students and communities;
  • support the Initiative’s collection of evidence-based programs and models improving outcomes for Hispanics; and
  • create an online website with federal upcoming opportunities (fellowships, internships, events, grant and peer reviewers)

 The following agency representatives have participated in the FIWG:

Central Intelligence Agency

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Corporation for National and Community Service

Export-Import Bank of the United States

Federal Trade Commission


National Endowment for the Arts

National Science Foundation

Peace Corps

Smithsonian Latino Center

Social Security Administration

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Defense

U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

U.S. Department of the Interior

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Department of Transportation

U.S. Department of Treasury

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. General Services Administration

U.S. Office of Personnel Management



  • Federal Agencies Investing in Hispanic Education 2016 features sampling of programs, grants, and/or initiatives that support and invest in educational attainment of all students, including Hispanics. Access our archived 2015 report.
  • The Federal Agency Data Plan outlines over 350 funding and efforts led by federal agencies which help increase access to federal government resources and support the educational attainment of all students.