About the Asian American & Pacific Islander Initiative
On October 14, 2009, President Obama signed Executive Order 13515 [PDF 31KB] on 'Increasing Participation of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Federal Programs' to improve the quality of life of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) through increased participation in federal programs where they are underserved. The Executive Order calls on all federal departments to mobilize their resources to
The Executive Order established the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Federal Interagency Working Group, and the Office of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Within EPA, the Office of Administration and Resources Management is the designated lead office for the Federal Interagency Working Group.
The Environmental Protection Agency strongly supports the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. The agency is committed to protecting AAPI individuals from environmental risks to their health and the communities in which they live, learn, and work.
Executive Order 13515 Fact Sheet [PDF 17KB]
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