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
Organize a community forum where farmers can share best practices and information on benefits of USDA programs.
Partner with AAGEN's SES Development Program to bolster the certification of qualified SES applicants from USDA.
Promote employment opportunities and conduct analysis of AAPI applicants at all GS grade levels and SES.
Conduct an assessment of complaint data on language and also the language line pilot program.
Increase the number of AAPI languages used in key USDA translated program materials.
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.
Map where AAPI farms and ranches are located; collect information about their characteristics; and analyze changes over time, including impact on USDA program participation.
Develop consultation policy with the Native Hawaiian community.
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.
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.
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.
Improve training and development opportunities for AAPI employees as determined by attainment of Individual Development Plans (IDPs).