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FY 2018 Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Grant

Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for FY 2018 AAPI Community Grant   

Request for Applications (RFA) for FY 2018 AAPI Community Grant

FY 2018 AAPI Community Grant Pre Bidders Meeting Questions and Answers (Q&A)

Call for Volunteers: FY 2018 AAPI Community Grant Reviewers

The Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA) is soliciting grant applications from qualified Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) serving the District of Columbia’s Asian and Pacific Islander constituents [residents and/or business owners] - for its FY 2018 Asian and Pacific Islander Community Grant. The grant is intended to fund programs that provide targeted services and resources to the District’s Asian and Pacific Islander residents in areas of need in the community.


Funding priority areas identified for FY 2018 are aligned with Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration budget priorities:

  • Education
  • Jobs & Economic Development
  • Public Safety
  • Civic Engagement
  • Health & Wellness
  • Youth Engagement
  • Arts & Creative Economy


Eligibility Criteria:   

Organizations who meet the following eligibility requirements at the time of application may apply:

  • be a Community-Based Organization with a Federal 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status or evidence of fiscal agent relationship with a 501 (c)(3) organization;
  • the organization or program serves the District’s Asian and Pacific Islander residents or business owners;
  • the organization’s principal place of business is located in the District of Columbia;
  • the organization is currently registered in good standing with the DC Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs, Corporation Division, and the Office of Tax and Revenue;
  • Current grantees must be current on any reporting obligations for the FY17 grant cycle.


Program Scope:
In FY 2018, MOAPIA’s Asian and Pacific Islander Community Grant will fund culturally and linguistically appropriate programs with demonstrated ties to Mayor Bowser’s priority areas and community needs in the following program areas: economic and workforce development, youth engagement and education, health education and linkage to human services, and promotion of the arts and humanities [see RFA for details].


Release Date of RFA:                     Monday, July 31, 2017


Availability of RFA:                        The RFA will be posted on
                                                         MOAPIA’s Page: www.apia.dc.gov   

                                                         District's Page: OPGS Grants Clearinghouse 

Amount of Awards:                       Eligible orgs. can be awarded up to $75,000.


Length of Awards:                       Grant awards are for FY 2018

                                                       October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018


Pre-Application Conference:      Thursday, August 17, 2017

                                                       11:00AM - 12:00PM and 6:00PM - 7:00PM

                                                       MOAPIA Conference Room

                                                       441 4th Street NW Room 721 North

                                                       Washington, DC 20001


A pre-application orientation will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 11:00AM-12:00PM and 6:00PM-7:00PM at 441 4th Street, N.W. Room 721 North, Washington, DC 20001. Applicants who have questions regarding the RFA are encouraged to attend the meeting. For language access needs such as translation or sign language, please contact Dory Peters 3 to 5 days before the pre-application conference.  


MOAPIA Contact:                      Dory Peters, Deputy Director

                                                    Phone: (202)-727-9646

                                                    Email:[email protected]


Deadline for Electronic Submission:  5:00 PM on Friday, September 1, 2017