Map where AAPI farms and ranches are located; collect information about their characteristics; and analyze changes over time, including impact on USDA program participation.
Department of Agriculture
Increase USDA employees' understanding of the AAPI community through Diversity and Inclusion training on AAPI culture.
Partner with AAGEN's SES Development Program to bolster the certification of qualified SES applicants from USDA.
Establish partnership with AANAPISIs to build a career pipeline and develop data and research projects that generate important data and information on AAPIs.
Conduct an assessment of the agency's translation capabilities and skills in AAPI languages.
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).
Conduct an assessment of complaint data on language and also the language line pilot program.
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.
Promote employment opportunities and conduct analysis of AAPI applicants at all GS grade levels and SES.
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.
Improve training and development opportunities for AAPI employees as determined by attainment of Individual Development Plans (IDPs).
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.
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.