Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Protection Agency

Increase transparency and outreach to the AAPI community

Increase transparency and outreach to the AAPI community impacted by environmental issues by expanding and increase listening sessions on environmental issues to include AAPI community representation.

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Strengthen relationship with the Native Hawaiian community

Strengthen relationship and improve communication and coordination with the Native Hawaiian community and PacificTerritories

 

Activity 1) Press and congressional outreach.

 

Activity 2) Develop a policy to expand the meaningful involvement and fair treatment of the Native Hawaiian community in the Agency's decision making processes and the responsiveness in addressing issues of environmental justice.

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Maintain EPA Work Force level of AAPIs

Maintain EPA Work Force level of AAPIs at a level equal to or above Civilian Labor Force and with representation at all levels within EPA.

 

Activity 1) Assess current AAPI levels across EPA Work Force categories to review levels of representation.

 

Activity 2) Partner with AAPI organizations such as AAGEN's SES Development Program to increase AAPI applicants to SES.

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Improve overall health outcomes for AAPIs by reducing health risks

Improve access to safe drinking water in Pacific Islands; achieve parity with U.S. mainland drinking water quality.

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Improve delivery of services and information to LEP individuals

Develop protocols within offices of public affairs or external communicaitons to translate (or develop other media - video, webinars, radio announcements - for) public service announcements, press releases, and other information into AAPI languages, develop a list of AAPI ethnic media outlets for distribution, and develop plans for community feedback and engagement.

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Increase participation of AAPI students in EPA student programs

Increase participation rate of AANAPISI and other AAPI students in EPA student programs by

assessomg AANAPISI and other AAPI student participation in current EPA student programs and activities.

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Increase AAPI small business access to Federal opportunities

The Agency's Small Business Program will work with national AAPI business groups and technical assistance providers to ensure more AAPI small businesses are aware of agency opportunities.

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Improve data access and analysis on AAPI populations

Develop a Limited English Proficiency GIS tool using Geo Platform to assist in identifying areas with people of LEP including AAPI languages.

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Increase AAPI access to funding

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.

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Utilize multilingual employees for translation and interpretation

Utilize multilingual employees for translation and interpretation purposes by evaluating existing EPA AAPI outreach strategies and outreach efforts.

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