Increase the number of AAPI languages used in key USDA translated program materials.
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).
Review internal and external data disaggregation practices and explore potential for replication of best practices and systems.
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.
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 pilot program for enhanced AAPI language services.
Conduct an assessment of complaint data on language and also the language line pilot program.
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.
Map where AAPI farms and ranches are located; collect information about their characteristics; and analyze changes over time, including impact on USDA program participation.
Promote employment opportunities and conduct analysis of AAPI applicants at all GS grade levels and SES.
Establish partnership with AANAPISIs to build a career pipeline and develop data and research projects that generate important data and information on AAPIs.
Develop and submit to Department of Justice a language access plan that complies with EO 13166.