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1 WHITE HOUSE INITIATIVE ON ASIAN AMERICANS AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS AANAPISI Western Regional Summit Friday, March 16, 2012

2 WHIAAPI: OUR PRIORITY ISSUES Healthy Communities & Sustainable Neighborhoods Improve overall health outcomes for AAPIs and the environment they live in Economic and Sustainable Growth Foster and encourage economic growth in AAPI communities. Ensure AAPI workers rights are protected and upheld. Educational Opportunities Increase AAPI access to federal educational opportunities. Build a pipeline for AAPIs to reach their full career potential. Civil and Immigrant Rights Ensure AAPIs have equal access to government programs and services. Expand language access, and outreach to women, support the rights of immigrants, and increase efforts to combat discrimination.

3 EDUCATIONAL PRIORITIES Strengthening the Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs) English Learners AAPI Data Disaggregation Bullying Prevention Teacher Recruitment

4 AANAPISI funding since inception and number of grantees ($ in millions) FY 2008FY 2009FY 2010FY 2011FY 2012FY 2013 (requested) Total Funding$5.0$7.5$8.6$8.2$ 8.1 Discretionary $2.5$3.6$3.2$ 3.1 Mandatory $5.0 a $5.0 b $5.0 Number of Grantees68811 Potentially Eligible Institutions

5 GRANTS.GOV All discretionary grants offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies can be found on Grants.gov. Grants.gov Contact Center: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (closed on federal holidays) Phone: (local toll free) iPortal: Top 10 requested help topics (FAQs), Searchable knowledge base, self service ticketing and ticket status, and live web chat (available 7:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M. ET). FEDERAL AGENCY GRANTS

6 ORGANIZATION REGISTRATION Registration is a one time process Required before an organization can submit a grant application Can take 3-5 business days or up to 4 weeks STEP 1: OBTAIN DUNS NUMBER STEP 2: REGISTER WITH CCR Org designates an E-Business Point of Contact (E-Biz Poc) E-Biz Poc designates the Authorized Organization Representatives (AORs) Organization needs to renew their CCR registration once a year STEP 3: USERNAME AND PASSWORD AORs to complete profile on grants.gov STEP 4: AOR AUTHORIZATION STEP 5: TRACK AOR STATUS

7 FIND GRANT OPPORTUNITIES HOW TO SEARCH FOR GRANTS: SEARCH BY KEYWORD, FUNDING OPPORTUNITY NUMBER (FON) OR CATALOG OF FEDERAL DOMESTIC ASSISTANCE (CFDA) NUMBER SEARCH BY A VARIETY OF CATEGORIES OF FUNDING ACTIVITIES SEARCH FROM A LIST OF AGENCIES OFFERNG GRANT OPPORTUNITIES SEARCH BY MORE SPECIFIC CRITERIA SUCH AS: FUNDING INSTRUMENT TYPE, ELIGIBILITY OR SUB-AGENCY

8 Department of Energy (DOE) Opportunities for Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs) March

9 9 DOE Laboratories, Facilities & Universities

10 10 Five Reasons Why Universities Should Be Involved with DOE 1. Largest supporter of energy research in the world. 2. All research is competed and peer reviewed for quality and relevance. 3. A culture of discipline and planning that is sustained over decades. 4.Strong ties between use inspired basic research and its eventual application. 5. A history of partnerships with industry, academia, and other Federal agencies.

11 EERE works with business, industry, universities, and others to increase the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Specific types of financial assistance directly funded by EERE include: Grants Cooperative agreements Continuation awards Renewal awards In addition, financial assistance may be available through other organizations in EERE's funding stream, such as: Subawards Laboratory subcontracts Cooperative research and development agreements Additional assistance may also be available through the following Energy programs: Small Business Innovation Research Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy (ARPA-E) Loan Guarantee Program 11 Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

12 Funding Opportunities : Visit EEREs website: 12 Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

13 13 Opportunities for Colleges & Universities Apply to a DOE Program Ex: Fossil Energy University Research Programs: Ex: Nuclear Energy University Programs: Ex: Visiting Faculty Program: Ex: Nuclear Physics: Apply to a National Laboratory Ex: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory: Apply for an Internship Ex: Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program: –http://minorityinternships.energy.gov/http://minorityinternships.energy.gov/ Get involved: –Join an Advisory Committee –Visit a program manager –Volunteer to be a peer reviewer –Seek a joint appointment at a DOE laboratory –Participate in a Lehman Review –Participate in a program review –Participate in a Committee of Visitors

14 14 Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Economic Impact and Diversity DOE AANAPISI Point of Contact: Questions?

15 OPPORTUNITIES Purpose: To attract outstanding young people to careers in international development. Target: The fellowship will encourage the application of members of minority groups who have historically been underrepresented in development careers. Part of a larger Diversity Engagement Program. Donald Payne Fellowship Program (USAID)

16 OPPORTUNITIES FY2012 University Center Economic Development Competition Purpose: Help institutions establish and operate centers that leverage university assets to build regional economic ecosystems that support high-growth entrepreneurship. Award Ceiling: $200,00 Award Floor: $80,000

17 CONTACT US Website: WHITE HOUSE INITIATIVE ON ASIAN AMERICANS AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS More questions? Akil Vohra at


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