Skip to main content
The Official Web Site of the State of South Carolina

Asian American and Pacific Islander Affairs Division

About the Asian American Affairs Division

The South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs was created in 1993 by the General Assembly to provide the citizens of the State with a single point of contact for information regarding the State’s minority population.

Per South Carolina State Law, Chapter 31 SECTION 1-31-40, "the Commission shall provide the minority community consisting of African Americans, Native American Indians, Hispanics/Latinos, Asians, and others with a single point of contact for statistical and technical assistance in the areas of research and planning for a greater economic future;" and "seek federal and other funding on behalf of the State of South Carolina for the express purpose of implementing various programs and services for African Americans, Native American Indians, Hispanics/Latinos, Asians, and other minority groups;"

Filipino Family | Picture credit: Pexels Hawaiian Hula Dancers | Picture Credit: Pexels

 

COVID-19 Resources

Graphic of COVID-19

For the latest information on COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), please visit the links below.

Chinese

Korean

Multilanguage

Vietnamese

 

Reimagine Main Street Initiative

The National Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (National ACE) SCCMA conducted a survey to learn more about how COVID-19 is affecting AAPI business owners. National ACE has free consulting for AAPI business owners in need due to COVID-19. View the link to the survey, and National ACE's free business consulting below. 

Survey Briefing | Survey Results 

National ACE free business consulting: https://www.acesmallbusiness.org/

The Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship's Reimagine Main Street initiative is conducting a survey to better understand the perceptions of small business owners on vaccines for COVID-19. Click the link to participate in this quick survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JVNLB8B.

US Census Resources

US Census 2020 logo

Census Data

The Asian Population 2010

Projections of the Size and Composition of the U.S. Population: 2014 to 2060

Census Webinar

Census Academy Webinar Series: Exploring Asian Population Data

Asian Population | Understanding and Exploring Asian Population Data

Native Hawaiian Resources

Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant Program

 

Picture of two Hawaiian ladies