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.
Department of Agriculture
Develop and submit to Department of Justice a language access plan that complies with EO 13166.
Develop consultation policy with the Native Hawaiian community.
Organize a community forum where farmers can share best practices and information on benefits of USDA programs.
Conduct pilot program for enhanced AAPI language services.
Partner with AAGEN's SES Development Program to bolster the certification of qualified SES applicants from USDA.
Establish partnership with AANAPISIs to build a career pipeline and develop data and research projects that generate important data and information on AAPIs.
Map where AAPI farms and ranches are located; collect information about their characteristics; and analyze changes over time, including impact on USDA program participation.
Improve training and development opportunities for AAPI employees as determined by attainment of Individual Development Plans (IDPs).
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.
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 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.