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Notice of Funding Availability – 2019 Green Zone Environmental Program – Watershed Protection Projects

Friday, January 4, 2019

Due to snow closure, the pre-application meeting has been rescheduled for this Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 1:00PM. 

The in-person informational meeting will be conducted at 1200 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002. Participants will come to the 5th floor and be escorted to the meeting room.

The teleconference dial-in number is 1-866-830-5784. The participant code is 6971510

DOEE seeks eligible entities to provide education, training, and hands-on activities to participants in the Green Zone Environmental Program (GZEP). The amount available for this grant announcement is approximately $80,000. An applicant can request up to $20,000. DOEE plans to make multiple awards. Projects should focus on improving water quality and, in particular, reducing the impacts of stormwater runoff on District water bodies. Additionally, these projects should provide GZEP participants with entry-level skills in the green economy.

Beginning January 4, 2019, the full text of the Request for Applications (RFA) will be available on the Department’s website. 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 2019-1910-WPD” in the subject line.

Pick up a copy in person from DOEE’s reception desk, located at 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20002. To make an appointment, call Emily Rice at (202) 535-2679 and mention this RFA by name.

Write DOEE at 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20002, “Attn: Emily Rice RE: 2019-1910-WPD” on the outside of the envelope.

The deadline for application submissions is February 15, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. Five hard copies must be submitted to the above address OR a complete electronic copy must be e-mailed to [email protected] for receipt by that time.


The following institutions may apply for these grants:

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

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