Increase USDA employees' understanding of the AAPI community through Diversity and Inclusion training on AAPI culture.
Conduct pilot program for enhanced AAPI language services.
Map where AAPI farms and ranches are located; collect information about their characteristics; and analyze changes over time, including impact on USDA program participation.
Partner with AAGEN's SES Development Program to bolster the certification of qualified SES applicants from USDA.
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.
Develop and submit to Department of Justice a language access plan that complies with EO 13166.
Review internal and external data disaggregation practices and explore potential for replication of best practices and systems.
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 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.
Conduct an assessment of the agency's translation capabilities and skills in AAPI languages.
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 »