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.
Environmental Protection Agency
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.
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.
Promote employment opportunities and conduct analysis of AAPI applicants at the GS 11-13 levels.
Provide leadership training, career development, and mentoring opportunities to EPA personnel.
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.
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.
Activity 1) Expand AAPI language specific web resources.
Activity 2) Develop an EPA LEP Catalogue to assist EPA English-Speaker to identify documents translated in other languages.
Utilize multilingual employees for translation and interpretation purposes by evaluating existing EPA AAPI outreach strategies and outreach efforts.
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.
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.
Conduct baseline assessment of applications for grants and awarding of funds to AAPI-serving organizations and communities.