Continue education, sharing information, to build awareness and work towards reducing the hazardous impacts to AAPI nail salon owners, workers, and customers of chemical exposure to nail salon products. Activity 1) Maintain multi-stakeholder Nail Salon Project partnership in order to improve outreach efforts and overcome cultural and language barriers. Activity 2) Manage a FY 2013 EJ Small Grant to Asian Health Services ...more »
Environmental Protection Agency
Utilize multilingual employees for translation and interpretation purposes by evaluating existing EPA AAPI outreach strategies and outreach efforts.
The Agency's Small Business Program will work with national AAPI business groups and technical assistance providers to ensure more AAPI small businesses are aware of agency opportunities.
Maintain EPA Work Force level of AAPIs at a level equal to or above Civilian Labor Force and with representation at all levels within EPA.
Activity 1) Assess current AAPI levels across EPA Work Force categories to review levels of representation.
Activity 2) Partner with AAPI organizations such as AAGEN's SES Development Program to increase AAPI applicants to SES.
Develop protocols within offices of public affairs or external communicaitons to translate (or develop other media - video, webinars, radio announcements - for) public service announcements, press releases, and other information into AAPI languages, develop a list of AAPI ethnic media outlets for distribution, and develop plans for community feedback and engagement.
Promote employment opportunities and conduct analysis of AAPI applicants at the GS 11-13 levels.
Increase participation rate of AANAPISI and other AAPI students in EPA student programs by
assessomg AANAPISI and other AAPI student participation in current EPA student programs and activities.
Activity 1) Evaluate existing EPA AAPI outreach strategies and outreach efforts.
Activity 2) Ongoing grant process overview training for applicants to increase quantity and quality of grant applications.
Increase transparency and outreach to the AAPI community impacted by environmental issues by expanding and increase listening sessions on environmental issues to include AAPI community representation.
Develop a Limited English Proficiency GIS tool using Geo Platform to assist in identifying areas with people of LEP including AAPI languages.
Develop EPA AAPI outreach network.
Improve access to safe drinking water in Pacific Islands; achieve parity with U.S. mainland drinking water quality.