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.
Department of Agriculture
Increase the number of AAPI languages used in key USDA translated program materials.
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 »
Promote employment opportunities and conduct analysis of AAPI applicants at all GS grade levels and SES.
Conduct an assessment of the agency's translation capabilities and skills in AAPI languages.
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.
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).
Organize a community forum where farmers can share best practices and information on benefits of USDA programs.
Establish partnership with AANAPISIs to build a career pipeline and develop data and research projects that generate important data and information on AAPIs.
Develop consultation policy with the Native Hawaiian community.
Conduct pilot program for enhanced AAPI language services.