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EPA provides numerous grant and contracting opportunities to businesses, academic and research institutions, non-profit organizations, and other entities. During dialogues with AAPI communities, the agency learned most organizations were not aware of EPA's economic opportunities.

EPA's FY02-03 Plan for AAPI Activities [PDF Format 292KB, 113pp.] and the AAPI Outreach Strategy outline several activities to increase awareness of grant and economic opportunities.

On May 24, 2001, EPA hosted its first Asian American and Pacific Islander Business Opportunity Workshop. This interactive session to facilitate a dialogue between Asian American and Pacific Islander owned small businesses and nationally renowned businesses that are leaders in their respective fields. For more information on this event, please contact Myrna Mooney.

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EPA Seeks Information on Business Ownership Representation

Beginning in January 4, 2001, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be asking new contract awardees to voluntarily identify the specific racial/ethnic category that best characterizes the ownership of its business, regardless of size or disadvantaged status. The information will be used for general statistical purposes or for the purpose of focusing future outreach initiatives to those businesses owned by racial/ethnic groups who are unaware of EPA contracting opportunities.

Possible outreach initiatives may consist of workshops, seminars, or conferences, and may include presentations on how to do business with EPA or how the government contracting process works. Outreach efforts will not be limited to target audiences, but will be open to the general public.

Further, the information provided by business owners will be treated as confidential business information and will not be used to establish a set-aside or quota. The agency hopes to increase awareness of the variety of economic opportunities available in EPA.

For more information, contact Piyachat Terrell at (202) 564-1856.

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