• 04/21/2020
    CAPAA is now accepting applications to join our staff as the Project Coordinator! This permanent, full-time position will help manage day-to-day operations of a state agency, and work closely with CAPAA staff and Commissioners to advance our work in promoting the well-being of APA’s in Washington State. If you’re dedicated to public service and are passionate about promoting access to government for APA communities, apply to join the team! To access the full job description and to apply, please visit: and SEARCH: “Project… Read more
  • 04/14/2020
    Opportunity AnnouncementContact: Toshiko Hasegawa | | 206-377-9583 April 1, 2020   The Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) is currently accepting applications for candidates to serve the diverse APA constituency of Washington State. CAPAA is a small, cabinet-level state agency comprised of two staff and 12 commissioners representing the geographic and cultural diversity of APA Washingtonians. Its mission is to improve the well-being of APA’s living in Washington State by identifying and examining… Read more
  • 04/07/2020
    Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that he is setting aside $5 million of the Governor’s Strategic Reserve Fund for a new emergency grant program that offers small businesses up to $10,000 to offset losses caused by the COVID-19 public health crisis. The Working Washington Small Business Grant program is open to any Washington state company that has: Been in business for at least one year; Has up to 10 employees; and Is in good standing with state agencies. Working Washington grants can be used to reimburse a business for qualifying expenses such as consulting, marketing and training or for… Read more
  • 03/31/2020
    News ReleaseContact: Toshiko Hasegawa, Executive Director, Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs | 206-377-9583 | For Immediate Release March 30, 2020 OLYMPIA – Community members have relayed to the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) incidents of hate targeting people of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) ancestry during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Washington is a welcoming state, and I have zero tolerance for hate and bias. It is completely unacceptable that some Washingtonians are targeting Asians or… Read more