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FY 2019 Asian 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 - Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA)

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Deadline Date:

07/06/18 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 Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Program areas include education, public safety, jobs and economic development, civic engagement, health and wellness, youth engagement, and arts and creative economy.


The D.C. Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA) is soliciting grant applications for its FY 2019 Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Grant from qualified Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) providing direct services to the District’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. MOAPIA was created in 1987 as part of the Executive Office of the Mayor to address the needs of the District’s AAPI residents. MOAPIA’s mission is to improve the quality of life for District AAPIs through advocacy and engagement. It has three primary programs: advocacy, community outreach and education, and inter-agency coordination. MOAPIA serves as the liaison between the District Government and the AAPI community.  It advises the Mayor, the Council, and the District Agencies on the views, needs, and concerns of the District's AAPI community.

Funding Areas:

The primary focus of the grant is programs that provide direct services to the District’s AAPI community that address at least one of the following areas:

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

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.

Target Population:

The target population for this grant is Asian American and Pacific Islander residents and/or merchants in the District of Columbia.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 163636

Number of Grants:

MOAPIA expects to award up to 8 grants.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $75,000

Term of Contract:

The grant will be awarded for one year starting in October 1, 2018 and ending on September 30, 2019. 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 FY18 grant cycle.

Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate:
-Strong evidence of responding to one of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s policy priorities: focusing on our youngest residents; transforming workforce training and creating economic opportunities.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A pre-application orientation will be held on Monday, June 25, 2018 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 Phuong Nguyen 3 to 5 days before the pre-application conference.

NOTE: This is only to discuss and give guidance to the RFA process and no particular details of an application can be discussed at these meetings.

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Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due no later than Friday, July 6, 2018 at 5:00 PM. All applications will be recorded upon receipt. Applications received after Friday, July 6, 2018 at 5:00 PM are disqualified and will not be forwarded to the Review Panel for funding considerations. Any additions or deletions to an application, unless requested by MOAPIA, will not be accepted after the deadline of Friday, July 6, 2018 at 5:00 PM. MOAPIA is not responsible for unreadable and/or out of order submissions.

The grant application will be available through the online grant application ZoomGrants. In order to apply, an applicant must go to the link that will be posted on MOAPIA’s website ( Once the applicant clicks on the link, he or she will be prompted to create a ZoomGrants account and then will be able to access the grant application.

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.

Award letters will be released in August 2018 via email using the grant application program, ZoomGrants. For successful applicants, the Letter of Agreement will contain funding restrictions; programmatic, administrative, and national policy requirements; reporting documents including total budget along with the amount of grant funding for the program; and payment.

Contact Information:

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

Dory Peters, Deputy Director

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

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USA: Washington, DC