Organize a community forum where farmers can share best practices and information on benefits of USDA programs.
Department of Agriculture
Promote employment opportunities and conduct analysis of AAPI applicants at all GS grade levels and SES.
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.
Partner with AAGEN's SES Development Program to bolster the certification of qualified SES applicants from USDA.
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 pilot program for enhanced AAPI language services.
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.
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.
Establish partnership with AANAPISIs to build a career pipeline and develop data and research projects that generate important data and information on AAPIs.
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 an assessment of the agency's translation capabilities and skills in AAPI languages.
Increase the number of AAPI languages used in key USDA translated program materials.
Increase USDA employees' understanding of the AAPI community through Diversity and Inclusion training on AAPI culture.
Develop and submit to Department of Justice a language access plan that complies with EO 13166.
Map where AAPI farms and ranches are located; collect information about their characteristics; and analyze changes over time, including impact on USDA program participation.