Utilize multilingual employees for translation and interpretation purposes by evaluating existing EPA AAPI outreach strategies and outreach efforts.
Environmental Protection Agency
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 »
Strengthen relationship and improve communication and coordination with the Native Hawaiian community and PacificTerritories
Activity 1) Press and congressional outreach.
Activity 2) Develop a policy to expand the meaningful involvement and fair treatment of the Native Hawaiian community in the Agency's decision making processes and the responsiveness in addressing issues of environmental justice.
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.
Develop EPA AAPI outreach network.
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.
Provide leadership training, career development, and mentoring opportunities to EPA personnel.
Conduct baseline assessment of applications for grants and awarding of funds to AAPI-serving organizations and communities.
Improve access to safe drinking water in Pacific Islands; achieve parity with U.S. mainland drinking water quality.
Promote employment opportunities and conduct analysis of AAPI applicants at the GS 11-13 levels.
Activity 1) Expand AAPI language specific web resources.
Activity 2) Develop an EPA LEP Catalogue to assist EPA English-Speaker to identify documents translated in other languages.
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.