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USDA/OGC RIN: 0510-AA08 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: Equal Participation of Faith-Based Organizations in USDA Programs and Activities: Implementation of Executive Order 13831 

This rule amends the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations to implement Executive Order 13831, Establishment of a White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative. Among other changes, this rule provides clarity regarding the rights and obligations of faith-based organizations participating in USDA programs. This rulemaking is intended to ensure that USDA’s social service programs are implemented in a manner consistent with the requirements of Federal law, including the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 16   
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301    E.O. 13279, 67 FR 77141    E.O. 13280, 67 FR 77145    E.O. 13559, 75 FR 71319    E.O. 13831, 83 FR 20715    ...   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/17/2020  85 FR 2897   
NPRM Comment Period End  02/18/2020 
Final Action  11/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Emily Tasman
Department of Agriculture
Office of the General Counsel
1400 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20250
Phone:202 720-6056