Organize a community forum where farmers can share best practices and information on benefits of USDA programs.
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.
Conduct an assessment of complaint data on language and also the language line pilot program.
Develop and submit to Department of Justice a language access plan that complies with EO 13166.
Conduct pilot program for enhanced AAPI language services.
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.
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 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.
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.