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.
Conduct an assessment of complaint data on language and also the language line pilot program.
Partner with AAGEN's SES Development Program to bolster the certification of qualified SES applicants from USDA.
Promote employment opportunities and conduct analysis of AAPI applicants at all GS grade levels and SES.
Increase USDA employees' understanding of the AAPI community through Diversity and Inclusion training on AAPI culture.
Improve training and development opportunities for AAPI employees as determined by attainment of Individual Development Plans (IDPs).
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 »
Increase the number of AAPI languages used in key USDA translated program materials.
Conduct pilot program for enhanced AAPI language services.
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 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 consultation policy with the Native Hawaiian community.