Ensure HHS programs and services are in compliance with statutory and regulatory obligation to provide meaningful access to programs to individuals with limited English proficiency and are consistent with the HHS Language Access Plan.
Conduct baseline assessment of applications for granting and awarding of funds to AAPI-serving organizations and communities.
Rigorously enforce civil rights statutes/laws that require equal access and non-discrimination in federal programs that involve grants, loans, contracts, financial aid, and other benefits.
Evaluate trends and patterns of compliance and enforcement activity for AAPI population and subpopulations.
Develop consultation policy with the Native Hawaiian community.
Develop a translated publication providing an overview of the laws administered by the agency and the agency's services in appropriate and relevant translations in five languages.
Develop strategies to supplement agency efforts in getting new publications/materials to AAPI communities in multiple languages.
Map where AAPI farms and ranches are located; collect information about their characteristics; and analyze changes over time, including impact on USDA program participation.
Determine if AAPI populations are clustered in certain industries that are likely to have Federal contracts and develop an outreach and education plan to engage those workers.
Activity 1) Evaluate existing EPA AAPI outreach strategies and outreach efforts.
Activity 2) Ongoing grant process overview training for applicants to increase quantity and quality of grant applications.
Establish public-private partnerships with foundation, college, university, or private entities around DOE programs by reaching out to foundations, college, university, or private entities around DOE programs.
Develop Geographic Information System (GIS) maps on emerging AAPI communities across the U.S, for inclusion in briefing packets that prepare DOT leadership for nation-wide public engagement meetings.
Continue efforts of the Limited English Proficient (LEP) Working Group to produce services and materials relevant to the AAPI community by finalizing language access plan and fully implement services across DOT in compliance with Executive Order 13166.
Survey existing barriers and develop a plan to increase the pipeline of AAPI applicants to managerial and SES positions.
Provide workshop, training, and development opportunities for AAPI staff.
Improve the AAPI workforce data collected from employers by modifying the racial categories on the equal employment opportunities surveys (i.e. EEO-3, EEO-4).