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Grants to Washington, DC Nonprofits to Address the Needs of African Immigrant Communities

FY24 African Community Grant


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Funding Source
Government of the District of Columbia
Mayor’s Office on African Affairs (MOAA)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Washington, DC

Important Dates
Deadline: 08/11/23 5:00 PM EST Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $10,000 to Washington, DC community-based nonprofit organizations to enhance the quality of life for African residents. Funding is intended for organizations providing programs and services in the following areas of focus: school and education, democracy, middle class, public safety, Downtown, and DC's future.

The Executive Office of Mayor Muriel Bowser and The Mayor’s Office of African Affairs (MOAA) is soliciting grant applications for its FY24 African Community Development Grant from qualified Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) serving the District of Columbia’s African community.

To qualify for the FY24 African Community Development Grant, applicants must provide services in at least one of the six (6) funding areas listed below:

  1. More Democracy: DC is the seat of America’s democracy, but there’s more we can do to make sure that all voices are heard in DC.
  2. Fight for the Middle Class: Ensuring Washington, DC remains a city for people of all ages and at all stages of life means fighting to protect the middle class. When Washingtonians have access to opportunity and can afford to build a good life for themselves and their loved ones in DC, neighborhoods are stronger.
  3. End Gun Violence: Public safety serves as a foundation for living a healthy and happy life. We want to create significant, lasting change and not just to reverse these rising trends, but to reduce gun violence and ultimately end it.
  4. Reimagine the Downtown: We have the opportunity to reimagine a Downtown where residents, workers, and visitors can live, work and play in vibrant centers of activity for all.
  5. All Students on a Pathway to Success: Schools and education are the heartbeat of local communities, and every community deserves a great school.  Every single student should be able to achieve their fullest potential, and to pursue their dreams.
  6. DC’s Future: Looking to the future, the District of Columbia will continue to position itself as a global and forward-thinking leader in the way we choose to serve those who live, work, and play in the city.

The target population for these funds are members of the African community of all ages who reside in the District of Columbia.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applicants shall meet the following conditions to apply for the FY24 African Community Development Grant:
1. The organization is a CBO with a Federal 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status or evidence of fiscal agent relationship with a 501(c)(3) organization; or be a private entity, such as a coalition or association, that is partnering with at least one or more 501(c)(3) organization(s);
2. The organization’s principal place of business must be located in the District of Columbia; if a national or regional organization, it must have a location in the District through which it provides services;
3. The organization must provide services to DC residents or collaborate with an organization that provides services to DC residents through the organizational efforts of the applicant;
4. The organization must be currently registered in good standing with the DC Department of Licensing and Consumer Protection (DLCP), and the Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR);

5. All services and programming funded by the grant must be provided in the District of Columbia; and

6. (This requirement applies only to current MOAA grantees) Current grantees must be current on MOAA reporting obligations for the FY23 grant cycle, must be in good standing with the District’s legal requirements, including those imposed by grant contracts, and progress reports must reflect substantial progress towards the goals of their grant agreement.

Pre-Proposal Conference
Thursday, July 27, 2023 (3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
Frank D. Reeves Municipal Building – Edna Room
2000 14th Street NW, Second Floor
Washington, DC 20009

Pre-Application Information
Important Dates
- Release Date of RFA: Thursday, July 20, 2023
- Application Deadline: Must be submitted via ZoomGrants by Friday, August 11, 2023, at 5:00PM EST
- Award letters are expected to be released in late-October 2023.

Estimated Size of Grant
Eligible organizations can be awarded up to $10,000.

Term of Contract
Grant awards are for FY 2024 October 1, 2023 – September 30, 2024

Contact Information
Apply online:

For technical support, please contact ZoomGrants: Submit a ticket at or call 866-323-5404 x2

Semhal Hagos, Grant Management Specialist
Mayor’s Office on African Affairs
Phone: 202-215-1229 Email:

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