Social equity applicant criteria have yet to be formally adopted. The Board’s Social Equity Advisory Subcommittee has made recommendations to the Board. A summary of the subcommittee's recommendations may be found here. The Board included a draft framework for defining social equity criteria on page 45 of its October 15, 2021 report to the legislature.
The Board intends to hear significantly more input from the public before making final decisions on social equity criteria. Please watch the website for announcements regarding forums dedicated to social equity issues, and feel free to give input at the Board’s public comment portal. The Board seeks the widest possible input on these matters.