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AANHPI Heritage Education Forum: Our Past, Present, & Future

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May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The month-long celebration is a chance to acknowledge the lives, history, achievements and contributions of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.


APIC SPS continues our commitment to making meaningful social change by inviting the community to come together for dialogue and to learn to better our understanding of each other.

Residency and Citizenship Updates

U nonimmigrants applying to become lawful permanent residents must now file Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is a DHS Language Access Listening Session. The listening session is to receive input to update the DHS Language Access Plan for the purpose of strengthening language access across DHS. This session will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, from 3:00 to 4:30 pm ET. 

AANHPI Heritage Celebration

The Asian Pacific Islander Coalition of South Puget Sound, in partnership with the City of Olympia, invites all to join us in celebration of Asian Pacific Islander American heritage and cultures.


We will have food vendors, performances, and free activities for the entire family.

Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023
Time: 11 am - 4 pm

Location: The Olympia Center at 222 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501

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Small Business Flex Fund

The Flex Fund has been extended through March 2023, and still has over $40 million in non-forgivable loans available to distribute to small businesses and nonprofits in Washington. 


  • Fewer than 50 employees  

  • Annual revenues of less than $3 million  

  • Experienced direct economic hardship due to COVID-19 

  • Have been in business for at least one year prior to the date of application 

  • Local, community lenders and technical assistance providers are committed to each business’ success. 


  • Borrow up to $150,000  

  • No fees & interest-only payments for the first year  

  • 3% – 4% interest rates  

  • 60-month loan terms   



  • Payroll  

  • Utilities & rent  

  • Marketing & advertising  

  • Building improvements or repairs  

  • Other business expenses  

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