Increase USDA employees' understanding of the AAPI community through Diversity and Inclusion training on AAPI culture.
Department of Agriculture
Organize a community forum where farmers can share best practices and information on benefits of USDA programs.
Conduct an assessment of the agency's translation capabilities and skills in AAPI languages.
Develop and submit to Department of Justice a language access plan that complies with EO 13166.
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.
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.
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.
Review internal and external data disaggregation practices and explore potential for replication of best practices and systems.
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.
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 pilot program for enhanced AAPI language services.