Develop consultation policy with the Native Hawaiian community.
Department of Agriculture
Develop and submit to Department of Justice a language access plan that complies with EO 13166.
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.
Increase the number of AAPI languages used in key USDA translated program materials.
Partner with AAGEN's SES Development Program to bolster the certification of qualified SES applicants from USDA.
Improve training and development opportunities for AAPI employees as determined by attainment of Individual Development Plans (IDPs).
Conduct an assessment of complaint data on language and also the language line pilot program.
Review internal and external data disaggregation practices and explore potential for replication of best practices and systems.
Conduct pilot program for enhanced AAPI language services.
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 »
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.