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FY 2019 Mayor's Office on African American Affairs Community Grant


The DC Mayor’s Office on African American Affairs (MOAAA) solicited grant applications for the FY 2019 African American Affairs Community Grant from qualified Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) that provided direct services to the District’s African American community. The primary focus of the grant is programs that provide direct services to the District’s African American community that address at least one of the following areas: Education, Jobs & Economic Development, Public Safety and Violence Interruption, and Arts & Creative Economy. The Fiscal Year 2019 MOAAA Community Grant awardees are:

  • 100 Black Men of Greater Washington will provide STEM programming students at Ballou High School through their hack-a-thon.
  • Anacostia Coordinating Council provides media / radio training, teach entrepreneurship, and discuss community building.
  • Bright Beginnings, Inc. has a workforce development program for Ward 8 families with workshops on financial education, professional development, interviewing / resume building, life skills, and computer literacy.
  • Can I Live, Inc has a business incubator that provides business education, technical support, and entrepreneurship to residents at DC Housing Authority properties.
  • Capital Area Assets Builders provides financial education and credit counseling to residents in Wards 7 and 8.
  • Central Community Development Corporation provides returning citizens in Ward 7 & 8 with workplace readiness skills, case management, and entrepreneurship training.
  • Collaborative Solutions for Communities provides job readiness, case management, job placement, and job retention support through their Violence Intervention Support Program.
  • Hanover Place Press provides social emotional development and promotes literacy programs in high schools in Ward 5, 7, and 8; discussing issues like mass incarceration, mental health, gun violence, police brutality, and community activism.
  • Pin Points, Inc. provides youth career exposure, career development, and academic achievement through their After School Youth Development Program.
  • Sasha Bruce Youthwork, Inc. provides programming in the Clay Terrace / Richardson Dwellings community at theYouth Drop-in Center for at risk youth.
  • Social Art and Culture will install free book boxes and manage a book distribution program in Wards 7 & 8.
  • Stoddard Baptist Home Foundation, Inc. provides information, resources, and support to caregivers and residents with Alzheimer's and/or Dementia.
  • The Essential Theatre provides Ward 7& 8 residents access to cultural arts, theatre, and concerts.
  • Washington Informer Charities assisted with DMV Black Restaurant Week in order to promote local black-owned businesses, provide resources, and networking.
  • Words Beats and Life Inc. provides youth access to high quality arts education, performance opportunities, and build a creative economy career pipeline.
  Organization Amount Received Aera of Focus Website

100 Black Men of Greater Washington

$5,000 Education


Anacostia Coordinating Council


Public Safety and Violence Interruption

Bright Beginnings, Inc.


Jobs and Economic Development

Can I Live, Inc.

$5,000 Jobs and Economic Development

Capital Area Assets Builders

$5,000 Jobs and Economic Development

Central Community Development Corporation

$5,000 Jobs and Economic Development

Collaborative Solutions for Communities

$5,000 Jobs and Economic Development  

Pin Points, Inc.


Arts and Creative Economy

Sasha Bruce Youthwork, Inc.


Public Safety and Violence Interruption

Social Art and Culture


Arts and Creative Economy

Hanover Place Press

$5,000 Education  

Stoddard Baptist Home Foundation, Inc.

$5,000 Education

The Essential Theatre


Arts and Creative Economy

Washington Informer Charities


Arts and Creative Economy; Jobs and Economic Development

Words Beats and Life, Inc.


Arts and Creative Economy