Federal Interagency Working Group

Federal Interagency Workgroup

HBCU Interagency Working Group 

For purposes of implementing the Order, the Interagency Working Group (IWG), comprised of representatives of federal agencies and departments, is established to help advance and coordinate work throughout the federal government to strengthen the capacity and competitiveness of HBCUs. The IWG is chaired by the Executive Director of the Initiative and facilitated by the Initiative’s Intergovernmental Relations Coordinator.  

The IWG includes liaisons,” the senior officials appointed by agency heads to provide overall coordination with the Initiative, reporting directly to their secretary, administrator or commissioner on progress made to implement the Order. These “liaisons” are the agency officials of record, responsible for developing and accountable for executing against the agency plans.  

In support of “liaisons,” also there are “representatives” who regularly participate in IWG meetings and serve as the Initiative’s primary points of agency contact for the day-to-day, operational work of the IWG. 

The IWG is the backbone of federal government leadership to improve the capacity and competitiveness of HBCUs.

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Member Agencies

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

Agency for International Development

Department of Agriculture

Appalachian Regional Commission

U.S. Agency for Global Media

Department of Commerce

Corporation for National and Community Service

Department of Defense

Department of Education

Department of Energy

Environmental Protection Agency

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Health and Human Services

Department of Homeland Security

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Department of the Interior

Department of Justice

Department of Labor

General Services Administration

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Labor Relations Board

National Science Foundation

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Office of Personnel Management

Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Peace Corps

Social Security Administration

Small Business Administration

Department of State

Department of Transportation

Department of Treasury

Department of Veterans Affairs