Thursday, October 29, 2015

Notice of Funding Availability – DC Mayor’s Office on African Affairs

MOAA’s African Community Grant Updates:

Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and Call for Reviewers

FY 2016 African Community Grant

Background Information:
The Mayor’s Office on African Affairs (MOAA) is soliciting grant applications from qualified Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) serving the District of Columbia’s African constituents [residents and/or business owners] – for its FY 2016 African Community Grant. The grant is intended to fund programs that provide targeted services and resources to the District’s African residents and/or business owners in areas of need in the community.

Funding priority areas identified for FY 2016 are aligned with Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration budget priorities:
• Education
• Jobs & Economic Development
• Public Safety
• Housing
• Transportation
• Environment
• Health & Wellness
• Good Government
• Arts & Creative Economy

Eligibility Criteria:
Organizations may apply if they meet all of the following eligibility requirements at the time of application:
• be a Community-Based Organization with a 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 residents or business owners,
• the organization’s principal place of business is located within in the District of Columbia,
• the organization is currently registered in good standing with the DC Department of Consumer& Regulatory Affairs, Corporation Division, and the Office of Tax and Revenue, and
New to FY 2016 – Applicants who have received African Community Grants for three consecutive award cycles are NOT eligible to apply for a period of one fiscal year following their last award.

Program Scope:
For FY 2016, MOAA’s African Community Grant will fund culturally and linguistically appropriate programs with demonstrated tie into the Mayor’s priority areas and community needs in the following program areas: economic and workforce development, youth engagement and education, health education and linkage to human services, and promotion of the arts and humanities [see RFA for details].

Release Date of RFA: October 26, 2015

Availability of RFA: The RFA will be posted on OAA’s website ( & the on the District’s Grant Clearinghouse Website at; and in the Funding Alert published on the Office of Partnerships and Grant Services’ website.

Amount of Awards: Eligible organizations can be awarded up to $20,000.

Length of Awards: Grant awards are for FY 2016,
January 15, 2016 – September 30, 2016.

Pre-Bidder’s Conference: November 3, 2015 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
2nd Floor Edna Cromwell Community Room
Franklin D. Reeves Center of Municipal Affairs
2000 14th Street, NW
2nd Floor Edna Cromwell Community Room
Washington, DC 20009

MOAA Contact: Heran Sereke-Brhan, Deputy Director
Phone: (202)-724-7670

Deadline for Electronic Submission: 5:00 pm on November 20, 2015 |

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