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.
Department of Agriculture
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.
Improve training and development opportunities for AAPI employees as determined by attainment of Individual Development Plans (IDPs).
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.
Conduct an assessment of the agency's translation capabilities and skills in AAPI languages.
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.
Organize a community forum where farmers can share best practices and information on benefits of USDA programs.
Increase the number of AAPI languages used in key USDA translated program materials.
Increase USDA employees' understanding of the AAPI community through Diversity and Inclusion training on AAPI culture.
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).
Establish partnership with AANAPISIs to build a career pipeline and develop data and research projects that generate important data and information on AAPIs.