2012-2013 ACTION Program Description / RFP Background
The AAPI Communities Taking Initiative in Our Neighborhoods (ACTION) Program is a national technical assistance and network building initiative that builds organizational and program capacity using a model based on cultural-competency and peer-to-peer support.
With the generous support from the Citi Foundation, National CAPACD engages established, experienced member organizations to assist emerging Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community-based organizations (CBOs) to engage in community development activities. Drawn from National CAPACD members and affiliates, these Technical Assistance (TA) Resource Organizations have been selected for their cultural and technical competency and developed into a national network available to our members for formal and informal assistance.
ACTION Program TA projects have included affordable housing development, homeownership counseling program development, foreclosure prevention and intervention programs, youth development, and community organizing. The 2012-2013 ACTION TA program builds upon past program successes with the following changes to program design:
TA Cluster Model – Peer to peer learning in clusters (3+ organizations) rather than pairs to take advantage of exposure to a greater number of issues across geographies, but within specific topic areas.
New Focus – Community-based Economic Development.
For National CAPACD member organizations interested in participating in the ACTION Program, please download the following RFPs:
There will be a non-mandatory informational webinar for members interested in applying for the program on June 29, 2012 at 3pm Eastern time, noon Pacific, 9am Hawaii. Please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the webinar and receive more information on participating.
Please submit all application/proposal materials to email@example.com by July 27, 2012.