Conduct baseline assessment of applications for grants and awarding of funds to AAPI-serving organizations and communities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Utilize multilingual employees for translation and interpretation purposes by evaluating existing EPA AAPI outreach strategies and outreach efforts.
Develop EPA AAPI outreach network.
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.
Improve access to safe drinking water in Pacific Islands; achieve parity with U.S. mainland drinking water quality.
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.
Continue education, sharing information, to build awareness and work towards reducing the hazardous impacts to AAPI nail salon owners, workers, and customers of chemical exposure to nail salon products. Activity 1) Maintain multi-stakeholder Nail Salon Project partnership in order to improve outreach efforts and overcome cultural and language barriers. Activity 2) Manage a FY 2013 EJ Small Grant to Asian Health Services ...more »