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FY 2020 Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Grant

Grants to Washington, DC Nonprofits to Meet the
Needs of Pacific Islander and Asian Residents

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Government of the District of Columbia - Executive Office of the Mayor - Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA)

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

07/01/19 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $75,000 to Washington, DC nonprofit community-based organizations that serve the local Pacific Islander and Asian American communities. Funding is intended for programs that offer resources to residents in need and that address the following focus areas: education, civic engagement, jobs and economic development, health and wellness, youth engagement, arts and creative economy, and public safety. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate strong evidence of responding to one of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s policy priorities: focusing on the community's youngest residents, transforming workforce training, and creating economic opportunities.

The programs should encompass culturally and linguistically competent direct services that increase low-income Asian American and Pacific Islander residents’ and small businesses’ capacity for independence into the general community.
Applications will be scored according to the following criteria:
- Soundness of the Proposal
- Program Goals, Objectives and Services
- Program Evaluation
- Organizational Capability and Relevant Experience
- Sound Fiscal Management and Budget
- Community Outreach

For additional information about these criteria, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 163636

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $75,000

Term of Contract:

The grant will be awarded for one year starting in October 1, 2019 and ending on September 30, 2020. Program must be run and evaluated during this period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet all of the following conditions:
-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 American 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 FY19 grant cycle.

Program funds cannot be used:
- For food expenditures
- For lobbying
- To cover any expenses made prior to the grant award
- To supplant (replace) funds for other grant sources.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A pre-application orientation will be held on Monday, June 17, 2019, from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 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 Lanting Qin.


Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due no later than Monday, July 1, 2019 at 5:00 PM via ZoomGrants. All applications will be recorded upon receipt. Any additions or deletions to an application, unless requested by MOAPIA, will not be accepted after the deadline.

Awards are expected to be announced in August 2019. Award letters will be released in September 2019 via email using ZoomGrants.

With an extenuating circumstance and with prior written approval by the Director of the Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs, applicants may submit their application through hardcopy, email, or cloud storage. Applications sent by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) must be postmarked by the USPS no later than Monday, July 1, 2019 at 5:00PM to be considered for review. Only with prior written approval by the Director of MOAPIA will email submissions be reviewed.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Lanting Qin, Grants Management Specialist
Direct: (202) 727-3756
Main: (202) 727-3120

Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs
441 4th Street NW, Room 721 North
Washington, DC 20001

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington, DC