Emma Shainwald


December 15th, 2021

Washington, D.C.—NCAPA issued the following statement after submitting the budget priorities for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23). The letter listed priorities such as WHIANHAAPI, data disaggregation, and language access. The full list of requests can be found here.

As Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities continue to face the turmoil and challenges of the ongoing pandemic, it is important that these communities continue to be a core part of the White House’s recovery plan. The President’s Budget is an important marker that informs the federal spending process, but more importantly, it is an expression of the President’s vision for progress for the coming fiscal year. NCAPA looks forward to continuing the work with President Biden and his Administration, and urge them to build on their work to ensure that Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are not forgotten.


Based in Washington, D.C., the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans is a coalition of thirty-eight national Asian Pacific American organizations that represent the interests of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities and to provide a national voice for our communities’ concerns.