Big Audacious Goals (BAGs) are a part of the Racial Equity Plan’s collective commitment to establish equity in the City of Dallas over the next 15 to 20 years. The BAGs are broader longer-term racial equity goals that include Action Targets across several departments to achieve transformative impact.
FY 2022-2023 One Time Investments$20,000,000*
*Subject to City Council Appropriation and Approval
Racial Equity Plan
The Racial Equity Plan (REP) is a strategic framework to support the City in addressing racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities across Dallas. Developed in collaboration with community, the Plan guides city departments to enhance current plans, policies, and initiatives with measurable goals.
In 2020, the City of Dallas was identified as 1 in 4 government entities implementing Budgeting for Equity (BfE) on an annual basis. In collaboration with the Budget and Management Services department, BfE is a process to support all City departments in developing an understanding of equity frameworks in budget decisions. The BfE process is designed to assess and document department efforts to advance equity. In Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Dallas allocated $22.5 million dollars towards equity related endeavors.
The Fiscal Year 2022-2023 budget includes $20 million dollars of one-time excess revenue allocated towards projects that align with the REP. The additional investments will support the City in activating the REP and aligns with the Plans Big Audacious Goals, and Department Progress Measures to address disparities.