Interagency Working Group on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

The Executive Order calls on all federal agencies to mobilize their resources to address the unmet needs of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders businesses and communities. The Interagency Working Group (IWG), composed of Deputy Secretaries and senior officials from federal departments and designated independent agencies, advises the President through the Secretary of Commerce on Initiative activities. In its first year, the IWG developed a tailored inventory of existing programs and funding levels targeted to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Additionally, each agency is responsible for developing an annual implementation plan that documents its activities toward meeting the mandates of the Executive Order. The work of the IWG is supported by a Coordinating Committee (CC) composed of senior-level designees from across executive departments and designated independent agencies. The CC is the implementation arm of the Interagency Working Group.