The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) is pleased to announce a grant opportunity for community-based organizations (CBOs) in the U.S. Southwestern states (Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado) via the APIAHF Accelerator Lab – Southwest (Accelerator Lab).
The Accelerator Lab seeks to provide CBOs serving Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AAs and NHPIs) the boost they need to be stronger, more strategic, and more impactful leaders through organizing and advocacy. Many CBOs recognize the influence that local, state, and national policies have on their ability to best serve their clients, yet they require greater capacity and resources to fully engage. This 9-month Accelerator Lab creates a community of progress-focused CBOs working to accelerate their capacities to engage in 1) full scope of advocacy that includes lobbying and 2) digital organizing and mobilization on issues of health and health equity.
Project Period: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 – March 31, 2019
Locations: 2 in-person meetings: August 2018 in Salt Lake City, UT & Spring 2019 in either Las Vegas, NV or Washington, D.C., as well as monthly online meetings
Who Can Apply: This opportunity is open to all CBOs that currently work on issues of health and health equity for AA and NHPI communities in the U.S. Southwestern states identified above. CBOs interested in applying must be nonprofits with 501(c)(3) status, who are able to commit a team of 2 staff members.
Who Will Be Funded: Five (5) CBOs in the Southwestern states identified above will receive funding, capacity building trainings, and coaching spread over the 9-month project period.