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.
Conduct an assessment of the agency's translation capabilities and skills in AAPI languages.
Conduct pilot program for enhanced AAPI language services.
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.
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).
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.
Organize a community forum where farmers can share best practices and information on benefits of USDA programs.
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 consultation policy with the Native Hawaiian community.
Increase USDA employees' understanding of the AAPI community through Diversity and Inclusion training on AAPI culture.