Request for Information on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities in NASA Programs, Contracts and Grants Process (Due Date Ch

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Docket Number: NASA–2021–0002

Release Date: June 15, 2021

Response Due Date: August 31, 2021 (New Date!)


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) to receive input from the public on NASA's mission directorates' programs, procurements, grants, regulations and policies. NASA will use this information to evaluate, implement, modify, expand, and streamline its programs, procurements, grants, regulations and policies to remove systemic inequitable barriers and challenges facing underserved communities. NASA will also use advanced research, data collection and technologies to assist in inter and intra-agency execution of this Administration's policy to advance equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality.


The full text of the RFI and response instructions can be found at:


Comments are requested on or before August 31, 2021. Early comments are encouraged. Comments received after this date will be considered for future advisory, communicative and outreach efforts to the extent practicable.  Results of the previously held public meeting on this topic can be viewed at  More information can be found at the links above.

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