The Local Opportunities Coalition, alongside supporting partner organizations, constitute 148 organizations from across the country who submitted comments regarding proposed updates to federal grant rules—known as the Uniform Guidance—that dictate how states and localities can spend federal money.

Since the 1980s, the OMB’s Uniform Guidance has made it difficult for states and localities to attach labor and equity standards to federally-funded contracting. These organizations represent a broad range of stakeholders from across the country unified in ensuring the full benefits of federal dollars for local communities and workers.

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