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The Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs Announces FY2015 AAPI Community Grant Awardees

Thursday, October 9, 2014
OAPIA Funds Seven Grants for Over a Quarter Million Dollars

CONTACT: Andrew Chang (EOM) 202.727.5560; andrew.chang@dc.gov

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (OAPIA) awarded $278,895.38 in community grants to community-based organizations (CBOs) providing direct services to the District's Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, including low-income, culturally and linguistically isolated residents.

"These community grants help support CBOs in their mission to continue serving and enriching the District's AAPI residents through high level, supplemental services," said Soohyun "Julie" Koo, OAPIA Director.
 
Seven CBOs received the community grants ranging from $10,000 to $75,000 in awards. The CBOs that received awards include:

  • Asian American Leadership, Empowerment, and Development for Youth and Families
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund
  • Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project
  • Chinatown Service Center
  • Hepatitis B Initiative of DC
  • Many Languages One Voice
  • Moving Forward

Some of the services that will be provided by the CBOs include community based health screenings, domestic violence awareness and education efforts, middle school and high school mentoring and support programs, and other supportive social services. This is the ninth year since OAPIA started awarding the AAPI Community Grant in FY2007.

"These grants are a form of government-community partnerships that help address the needs of some of the District's most vulnerable residents," said Neel Saxena, OAPIA Grant Manager.

For more information about OAPIA's grant program, please contact Neel Saxena at neel.saxena@dc.gov.