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FY 2019 Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Grant

Request for Applications


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 2019 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 2019 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; all services and programming must be provided 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 FY18 grant cycle.

Program Scope:
In FY 2019, 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, June 4, 2018

Availability of RFA:                      The RFA can be accessed here & on the District’s Grant Clearinghouse Website

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

Length of Awards:                       Grant awards are for FY 2019, October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019


Pre-Application Conference:                                  

Monday, June 25, 2018
11 am - 12 pm and 6 - 7 pm
MOAPIA Conference Room
441 4th Street NW Room 721 North
Washington, DC 20001

MOAPIA Contact:            

Dory Peters, Deputy Director
Phone: (202) 727-9646
Email: [email protected]

Deadline for Electronic Submission:  5 pm on Friday, July 6, 2018 via ZoomGrants