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Capacity Building and Grant Opportunities

Capacity Building

MOAPIA is committed to building the capacity of community-based organizations (CBO) that provide services to the underserved AAPI community by:

  • Connecting CBOs to various organizations that provide technical assistance and resources
  • Seeking opportunities for public or private partnerships that may benefit CBOs, and
  • Facilitating seminars and other training mechanisms to support their development and sustainability.

For more information on MOAPIA capacity building projects, please contact Ngoc Trinh at (202) 727-3120 or email

Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Grant

MOAPIA is committed to providing funding for community-based organizations (CBO) that provide direct services to the District’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. MOAPIA achieves this through its Community Grants, which began in FY2007, when a number of Asian American and Pacific Islander-led CBOs and the Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Community Development requested that the Mayor support funds to be distributed competitively to AAPI-serving organizations.

In September 2018, nine organizations were awarded a combined $247,750 in grant funding. More information and the complete list of FY 2019 grantees can be found here.

FY 2020 Asian and Pacific Islander Community Grant

Community Grant Reports and Archived Materials

DC 2020 Census Grant

The Office of Planning (OP) through the Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA) are soliciting grant applications from ALL qualified 501(c)(3) community-based organizations (CBOs) serving the District’s residents – to help the District of Columbia facilitate the Census 2020 DC Counts community engagement and outreach efforts. 

Census 2020 DC Community Grant RFA

Press Release: Mayor Bowser Awards $800,000 for 2020 Census Community Engagement


For more information on MOAPIA grant opportunities, please contact Henry Duong at (202) 727-3120 or email

Additional information regarding funding and grant opportunities is available from the Office of Partnerships and Grants Development.

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