Conduct pilot program for enhanced AAPI language services.
Department of Agriculture
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).
Develop consultation policy with the Native Hawaiian community.
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.
Organize a community forum where farmers can share best practices and information on benefits of USDA programs.
Review internal and external data disaggregation practices and explore potential for replication of best practices and systems.
Map where AAPI farms and ranches are located; collect information about their characteristics; and analyze changes over time, including impact on USDA program participation.
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 »
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.
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.
Conduct an assessment of complaint data on language and also the language line pilot program.