Organize a community forum where farmers can share best practices and information on benefits of USDA programs.
Department of Agriculture
Establish partnership with AANAPISIs to build a career pipeline and develop data and research projects that generate important data and information on AAPIs.
Review internal and external data disaggregation practices and explore potential for replication of best practices and systems.
Increase the number of AAPI languages used in key USDA translated program materials.
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).
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.
Conduct pilot program for enhanced AAPI language services.
Develop and submit to Department of Justice a language access plan that complies with EO 13166.
Conduct an assessment of the agency's translation capabilities and skills in AAPI languages.
Develop consultation policy with the Native Hawaiian community.
Conduct barrier analysis to hiring and recruitment at each grade level in each of the USDA mission areas and agencies/offices, and implement a focused strategy for those USDA agencies/offices with below CLF figures.
Improve training and development opportunities for AAPI employees as determined by attainment of Individual Development Plans (IDPs).