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Asian American and Pacific Islander Affairs Division

Celebrate Filipino American Heritage Month

October is Filipino American Heritage Month (FAHM). First celebrated in the United States in 1991, FAHM is widely celebrated in areas of the United States with large Filipino populations.

October is chosen as the celebratory month because it coincides with the first account of Filipinos on the continental United States when Filipinos on a Spanish ship landed in what is now Morro Bay, California in 1587.

Today, Filipinos are the third-largest ethnic Asian group in the United States and South Carolina. Be on the lookout for our "Filipino Fact Friday" post every Friday in October on the agency's Facebook page.


Asian American and Pacific Islander Needs Assessment

AAPI Needs Assessment

We're conducting a survey to address the needs of the Asian and Pacific Islander community in South Carolina. Participants will remain anonymous and data will be kept confidential. If you're AAPI, please take and share this survey.

COVID-19 Resources

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






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:

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:

US Census Resources

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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


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