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The Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs Announces FY2016 AAPI Community Grant Awardees

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA) awarded $213,500 in community grants to community-based organizations (CBOs) providing direct services to the District's Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, including low-income, culturally and linguistically isolated residents.

“As the population of the District’s AAPI community grows, so do the needs of this community. The AAPI Community Grant helps make it possible to provide the much needed support for our AAPI residents through high quality, culturally-competent services,” said David Do, MOAPIA Director. 

Eight CBOs received the community grants ranging from $6,000 to $45,000 in awards. The CBOs that received awards include:

  • Chinatown Service Center: $45,000
  • Hepatitis B Initiative of Washington, D.C. Inc.: $40,250
  • Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project: $39,153
  • Asian American Youth Leadership Empowerment and Development: $35,000
  • Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center: $25,000
  • Housing Counseling Services: $12,500
  • Moving Forward: Contemporary Asian American Dance Company: $9,750
  • Many Languages One Voice: $6,847

Some of the services that will be provided by the CBOs include community-based health screenings, domestic violence awareness and education efforts, middle school and high school mentoring and support programs, legal services, and other supportive social services. This is the tenth year since MOAPIA started awarding the AAPI Community Grant in FY2007.

For more information about MOAPIA's grant program, please contact Dory Peters at dory.peters@dc.gov.