Chinatown Cultural Opportunity Grant (CCOG)
The District's Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (ODMPED) invites the submission of applications for the Chinatown Cultural Opportunity Grant authorized under Lottery Winnings Redemption Amendment Act of 2011, effective September 14, 2011 (D.C. Law 19-0021; D.C. Official Code 3-1318);
The purpose of the Chinatown Cultural Opportunity Grant (CCOG) is to support cultural activities in the Chinatown community. DMPED is allocated $250,000 to make a grant to support cultural activities in Chinatown.
Request For Applications (RFA)
RFA # EOM-DMPED-012
Announcement Date: August 19, 2011
RFA Release Date: Monday, April 17, 2012
Closing Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 by 3:00pm
*closing date has been extended
Grant Awards were announced on September 28, 2012. Two awardees include:
- Chinatown Community Cultural Center, located at 616 H Street NW: a non-profit that seeks to promote and preserve Chinatown and its cultural identity while celebrating the rich Chinese culture, history, language, and heritage deeply embedded in this community. The center offers a variety of programs focused on Chinese cultural exploration and educating and empowering Asian immigrants living in Chinatown and the greater Washington area. Its $125,00 grant will be used for the purpose of funding critical services related to its mission of preserving and promoting Chinatown's cultural identity. The center will also expand, improve upon, and promote existing successful cultural programming and implement community cultural development projects critical to enhancing the identity of the Chinatown area as a district cultural destination.
- Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, located at 600 I Street NW: offers a creative mix of high-impact cultural, social and spiritual programs and has become a hub for District residents of all backgrounds. The synagogue will use its $125,000 grant to maintain high-caliber programming for its literacy, concert, and dialogue series while ensuring that event attendees continue to experience quality performances at an affordable price. It will also use grant funds to preserve historic architectural components of the building that contribute to its unique cultural appeal.
Program at a Glance
Program Title: Chinatown Cultural Opportunity Grant
Office: The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
Type: Planning and Strategy
To support cultural activities in the Chinatown community.
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