Conduct baseline assessment of applications for grants and awarding of funds to AAPI-serving organizations and communities (i.e. Hmong Farmers) within each USDA mission area and agency.
Department of Agriculture
Promote employment opportunities and conduct analysis of AAPI applicants at all GS grade levels and SES.
Conduct pilot program for enhanced AAPI language services.
Partner with community-based organizations that serve or target AAPI populations, offering smaller sized grants or loans as appropriate to attract a more diverse and larger number of partners and AAPI beneficiaries.
Increase the number of AAPI languages used in key USDA translated program materials.
Develop and submit to Department of Justice a language access plan that complies with EO 13166.
Map where AAPI farms and ranches are located; collect information about their characteristics; and analyze changes over time, including impact on USDA program participation.
The Agency Chief Acquisition Officer(CAO), Senior Procurement Executives (SPEs), Small Business Directors; and/or Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) will work together to: 1) partner with national AAPI business groups and technical assistance providers to ensure more AAPI small businesses are aware of agency contract and procurement opportunities; and 2) conduct at least 2 regional engagements ...more »
Review internal and external data disaggregation practices and explore potential for replication of best practices and systems.
Improve training and development opportunities for AAPI employees as determined by attainment of Individual Development Plans (IDPs).
Conduct an assessment of the agency's translation capabilities and skills in AAPI languages.
Disaggregate AAPI data on employment and/or programs by Asian and NHPI subgroups for three mission areas (e.g, Rural Development, Farm Service Agency, and NRCS).