What is Project 2025?

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate and former President Donald Trump cheer during a campaign rally at the Grappone Convention Center on January 19, 2024 in Concord, New Hampshire. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Project 2025 gained attention recently after actress Taraji P. Henson mentioned it during the 2024 BET Awards on Sunday night. 

With people searching online to learn more about the topic, here’s what you need to know. 

What is Project 2025?

Project 2025, also known as the Presidential Transition Project, is a collection of conservative policy proposals and potential picks to fill positions if Donald Trump is reelected as president in November.

The Heritage Foundation, a conservative nonprofit, organized the plan in 2022 which is "guided by the conservative cause to address and reform the failings of big government and an undemocratic administrative state," according to the project2025 website

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This project will build on four pillars that will, collectively, pave the way for an effective conservative administration: a policy agenda, personnel, training, and a 180-day playbook.

The nearly 1,000-page plan involves having civic infrastructure in place in 2025 to takeover and discard what Republicans claim is a "deep state" bureaucracy, in part by firing as many as 50,000 federal workers, the Associated Press reported last year. 

Trump-era conservatives are pushing to remove federal employees they consider an obstacle to a president’s agenda and want to replace them with individuals whose beliefs are aligned with a Republican president and are willing to undertake a new approach to governing. 

According to the AP, if Trump is reelected as president, the plan would also restore Schedule F, an executive order during Trump's first term in office that reclassifies thousands of federal employees as at-will workers who can be fired.

The plan also calls for installing top allies in acting administrative roles to push past senators who attempt to block presidential Cabinet nominees. 

What did Taraji P. Henson say about Project 2025?

During the BET Awards, Henson, who hosted the show, implored people to research the term to learn more, FOX 5 Atlanta reported. 

FILE-actress Taraji P. Henson arrives for the 2024 BET Awards at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles, June 30, 2024. (Photo by MICHAEL TRAN/AFP via Getty Images)

"I'm telling y'all, you better show up and show out. I'm being serious now," Henson said as she looked directly into the camera in the middle of the show on June 30. "It's not just about the presidential election, you guys. It's time for us to play chess, not checkers," Henson said. 

FOX 5 Atlanta contributed to this report. This story was reported from Washington, D.C.