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Notice of Funding Availability - Anacostia Ambassador Program

Friday, February 1, 2019

DOEE seeks eligible entities to propose how they will select an Ambassador and administer the Anacostia Ambassador Program; a program through the Urban Waters Federal Partnerships (UWFP). As part of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Chesapeake Bay Implementation Grant, DOEE will fund a qualified applicant to administer the Anacostia Ambassador Program. The grantee will supervise an “Ambassador” who will organize nonprofits, agencies and businesses to benefit the Anacostia. The grant will help continue existing efforts and develop new ideas and approaches to accelerate water quality improvements in the Anacostia Watershed, as well as coordinate the efforts of Anacostia stakeholders, businesses, local governments, and federal agencies.

The project period is one (1) year, with the option of up to two (2) additional years, for a total of three (3) years. $90,000 is available for the first year for one award.

Beginning February, 1, 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 2019-1908-WPD” in the subject line.

Pick up a copy in person from the Department’s reception desk, located at 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20002. To make an appointment, call Savannah Acosta at (202) 299-3340 and mention this RFA by name.

Write DOEE at 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20002, “Attn: Savannah Acosta RE: 2019-1908-WPD” on the outside of the envelope.

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


The following institutions may apply for this grant:

  • Nonprofit organizations, including those with IRS 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) determinations; and
  • Faith-based organizations.

DOEE will be hosting a pre-application meeting on Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 1:00 - 2:30 PM at DOEE headquarters 1200 First Street NE, Washington DC 20002 in room 612. Applicants who wish to attend this meeting can go to the 5th floor and ask for Savannah Acosta at reception.

To call in to the meeting, dial in at the number below and use the provided participant code.

Teleconference Dial-in Number: 1-866-830-5784

Participant Code: 6971510

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