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
Increase the number of AAPI languages used in key USDA translated program materials.
Map where AAPI farms and ranches are located; collect information about their characteristics; and analyze changes over time, including impact on USDA program participation.
Conduct an assessment of the agency's translation capabilities and skills in AAPI languages.
Conduct an assessment of complaint data on language and also the language line pilot program.
Establish partnership with AANAPISIs to build a career pipeline and develop data and research projects that generate important data and information on AAPIs.
Partner with AAGEN's SES Development Program to bolster the certification of qualified SES applicants from USDA.
Conduct pilot program for enhanced AAPI language services.
Improve training and development opportunities for AAPI employees as determined by attainment of Individual Development Plans (IDPs).
Increase USDA employees' understanding of the AAPI community through Diversity and Inclusion training on AAPI culture.
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 »
Develop and include measures to achieve a diverse and inclusive workforce of AAPIs at all grade levels as critical elements in executive and management performance plans.