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New grant opportunities from OAPIA

November 19, 2013

The DC Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (OAPIA) has issued a Request For Applications (RFA) for the FY2014 Vietnamese American Youth Empowerment (VAYE) and Capacity Building Grant.

OAPIA expects to award 1 grant (up to $43,169.48) for the Vietnamese American Youth Empowerment grant. The primary focus of the VAYE grant is programs directed to the District’s Vietnamese American community that address youth empowerment. The programs should encompass culturally and linguistically competent mentoring and academic direct services that increase low-income American Asian and Pacific Islander immigrant’s capacity for independence into the general community. Eligible organizations and entities meet the following criteria :

  • Is a nonprofit – 501(c)3 – organization
  • Program serves primarily AAPI residents
  • Program is located in the District of Columbia
  • Program serves at least 50 Vietnamese American youth
  • Program provides mentoring and academic support

OAPIA expects to award multiple grants (up to $5,000) for the Capacity Building Grant. The focus of the Capacity Building grant is to support community based organizations ability to fulfill its mission over time, and enhances their ability to have a positive impact on the lives of District residents. Eligible organizations and entities meet the following criteria:

  • Is a nonprofit – 501(c)3 – organization
  • Program serves primarily AAPI residents
  • Program is located in the District of Columbia

Preference will be given to applicants that:

  • Demonstrates the capacity to work effectively with the District’s Vietnamese youth and language minority parents
  • Focuses on emerging AAPI communities (e.g., South Asians) in the District
  • Demonstrates limited access to other grants or funding sources
  • Collaborates or partners with other service organizations
  • Has experience working with District Agencies

A pre-bidders meeting will be held Monday, November 25 from 10:00 a.m. to noon as a WebConference. Contact Neel Saxena to sign up at neel.saxena@dc.gov or 202-727-3120. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at noon.

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