Increase USDA employees' understanding of the AAPI community through Diversity and Inclusion training on AAPI culture.
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.
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).
Conduct an assessment of the agency's translation capabilities and skills in AAPI languages.
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 »
Improve training and development opportunities for AAPI employees as determined by attainment of Individual Development Plans (IDPs).
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.
Partner with AAGEN's SES Development Program to bolster the certification of qualified SES applicants from USDA.
Organize a community forum where farmers can share best practices and information on benefits of USDA programs.
Develop consultation policy with the Native Hawaiian community.
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.