Grant Application
To accomplish our mission, goals, and objectives, we provide the following civic leadership matching grants as a social investment to form strategic partnerships.
2019 Local Student Internship Program Grant

2019 Local Student Internship Program Grant

The 2019 Local Internship Program aims to provide financial support to organizations either in the process of or currently initiating an internship program that serves underrepresented or underprivileged youths and young adults with the focus of civic engagement, public policy, and leadership training. The goal is to promote diversity in our future elected officials who are engaged in serving their community.

Timeline in 2019:

    • Feb 11 Grant application opens
    • Feb 28 First priority due date for grant applications
    • March 22 First round grant awards by this date
    • March 24 Second priority due date for grant applications
    • April 15 Second round grant awards by this date
    • April 27 Orientation webinar
    • May 18 Orientation webinar
    • June 21-23 CLUSA National Internship Conference for Internship Leaders and Student Interns in California
  • September End-of-Program Internship Leaders Team self-reflection report (online)
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You will be directed to the application form hosted on a 3rd-party website. Please fill the application by following the instructions on that form. You can find the sample application form here.

Civic Leadership Forum Grant

Civic Leadership Forum Grant

The principal activity of CLUSA is to sponsor Civic Leadership Forums aimed at training Asian Americans to participate in the political process and our civic life. The Forums are non-partisan and inclusive of all Americans regardless of ethnic group or country of origin. The forums have a focus on collaboration and are grassroots foundational. We have conducted over 35 Civic leadership Forums in 12 States and 22 cities in the last three years and raised the awareness of civic engagement in APIA communities.

Letter of Intent (LOI) – one page LOI review; reply on a monthly basis

Proposal – are review on a quarterly basis and by invitation only. (Invitation to submit a full proposal does not guarantee funding (Please do not incur any expense in implementation before you received a written official approval letter; a signed grant agreement from CLUSA.

N.B. – Rolling deadline year round with Monthly for LOI and Quarterly on full proposal.

Capacity Building Grant
(By Invitation Only)

Capacity Building Grant (By Invitation Only)

Sustainability and leadership succession are crucial factors for healthy organization. It’s a highly selective and strategic social investment for CLUSA to identify and support nonprofits that in line with our mission and have a strong impact on civic engagement for the community they served. The matching and challenge grant is to build its organizational capacity in order to survive and thrive with a strong infrastructure and resource development capability.

Current grantees are as follows:

    • APALI
    • APAPA
    • UCA
  • 80-20 United/UCAA
CLUSA Technical Assistance Grants
(TA Grants)

CLUSA Technical Assistance Grants
(TA Grants)

These are professional services provided by CLUSA team members and community partners as follows:

    • Media Service Grants
    • Web Site Development Grant
    • Strategic Planning Grant

TA grants are review and award in quarterly basis with a monthly Letter of Intent (LOI) rolling
deadline. For details, Please contact us as info@clusa.org

Application procedure:

Step one: submit the one page LOI and we will review and reply within 30 days.

Step two: If LOI approved, you will be invited to submit a full proposal for one of the service
grants from above. Our board will review and respond quarterly.

Step Three: Coordinate the Service schedule and reporting process.

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