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RFA For Partnerships - Boat Sewage Pumpout

Friday, November 6, 2015

The Department of Energy and Environment, Fisheries and Wildlife Division (DOEE) requests applications for potential partners to be included in a grant application to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Clean Vessel Act grant program, CFDA 15.616, for funding to purchase or provide maintenance for boat sewage pumpout systems, portable pumpouts, or pumpout boats. Potential partners will support DOEE in promoting improved water quality and increased compliance with the District of Columbia’s ordinance prohibiting discharge of sanitary sewage from vessels, D.C. Official Code § 8-103.06 (m). DOEE may request from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service up to $1,500,000 for one or more projects. All accepted projects will be included in a competitive proposal to USFWS.

Beginning November 6, 2015, the full text of the Request for Applications (RFA) will be available. A person may obtain a copy of this RFA by any of the following means:

  • Download from the attachments below.
  • Email a request to [email protected]  with “Request copy of RFA 2015-1518-FWD” in the subject line.
  • Pick up a copy in person from the DOEE reception desk, located at 1200 First Street, NE, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20002. 
    To make an appointment, call Joanne Goodwin at (202) 535-1798 and mention this RFA by name.
  • Write DOEE at 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20002, “Attn: Joanne Goodwin RE:2015-1515-FWD” on the outside of the envelope.

The deadline for application submissions is November 20, 2015 at 10:00 am.  Five hard copies must be submitted to the above address and a complete electronic copy must be e-mailed to [email protected].

Eligibility: The institutions listed below may apply for this opportunity:

-Nonprofit organizations, including those with IRS 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) determinations
-Faith-based organizations
-Universities/educational institutions
-Private Enterprises

For additional information regarding this notice, write to: [email protected].