Improve access to safe drinking water in Pacific Islands; achieve parity with U.S. mainland drinking water quality.
Develop a Limited English Proficiency GIS tool using Geo Platform to assist in identifying areas with people of LEP including AAPI languages.
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.
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.
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.
Provide leadership training, career development, and mentoring opportunities to EPA personnel.
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.
Conduct baseline assessment of applications for grants and awarding of funds to AAPI-serving organizations and communities.
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.
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.
Develop EPA AAPI outreach network.
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.