Since 2021, the Chief Evaluation Office (CEO) has conducted the Department of Labor’s Summer Data Challenge on Equity and Underserved Communities, an annual competition for emerging and established scholars to win awards of approximately $30,000 each to use existing data to analyze how federal labor policies, protections and programs reach traditionally underserved communities due to race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, income, geography, immigrant status, veteran status and disability status, among others. Award winners complete their analyses between June and October each year.

Information about Summer Data Equity Challenge awardees, their projects, and links to their reports can be found below. Links to reports will be made available as they are released. Please note that the reports were produced outside of CEO’s standard research development process. To learn about future Summer Data Equity Challenge and other funding opportunities from CEO, subscribe to CEO’s newsletter.

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Studies produced as part of CEO’s Summer Data Challenge on Equity and Underserved Communities were produced outside of CEO’s standard research development process. Please see these reports for more information on how they were developed.