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FY 2019 African American Community Grant

Grants to Washington, DC Nonprofit Community Organizations for
Services that Benefit the African American Community

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Government of the District of Columbia - Executive Office of the Mayor - Mayor’s Office on African Affairs (MOAA)

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Deadline Date:

08/17/18 5:00 PM Postmarked by Date or Receipt for Messenger/Courier Services


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Grants of up to $20,000 to Washington, DC nonprofit community organizations for direct services to African American residents and merchants. Eligible services may address one of the following areas: jobs and economic development, education, arts and creative economy, and public safety and violence interruption.


The D.C. Mayor’s Office on African American Affairs (MOAAA) is soliciting grant applications for its FY 2019 African American Affairs Community Grant from qualified Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) providing direct services to the District’s African American community. MOAAA was created in 2015 as part of the Executive Office of the Mayor to address the needs of the District’s African American residents. MOAAA’s mission is to improve the quality of life through advocacy, community outreach, education, and inter-agency coordination. MOAAA serves as the liaison between the District Government and the African American community. It advises the Mayor, the Council, and the District Agencies on the views, needs, and concerns of the District's African American community.

The programs should encompass culturally competent direct services that increase low-income African American residents and small businesses’ capacity for independence into the general community.

Target Population: The target population for this grant is African American residents and/or merchants in the District of Columbia.

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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184124

Number of Grants:

MOAAA expects to award up to 4 grants.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award sizes will vary, and eligible organizations can be funded up to $20,000.

Term of Contract:

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

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 African American 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 and Regulatory Affairs, Corporation Division, and the Office of Tax and
- Current grantees must be current on any reporting obligations for the FY18 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:

Grant Orientation: Thursday, August 2, 2018
11:00AM-12:00PM and 6:00PM-7:00PM
DMGEO Conference Room
2235 Shannon Place, SE Washington, DC 20020

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 Elise Nelson3 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, August 17, 2018 at 5:00 PM.

Only with prior written approval by the Director of MOAAA will Dropbox (Cloud) 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.

Hardcopy Applications must be hand-delivered, mailed, or delivered by Messenger/Courier Services to:

Mayor’s Office on African American Affairs
ATTN: Elise Nelson
2235 Shannon Place SE Suite 3040
Washington, DC 20020

Email applications to:

Elise Nelson, Program Analyst
Phone: 202-545-3056

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington, DC