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Notice of Funding Availability - Middle School Watershed Education

Friday, May 10, 2019

DOEE seeks eligible entities to continue the commitment to provide meaningful watershed educational experiences (MWEE) to sixth-through-eighth grade students enrolled in DC Public Schools and DC Public Charter Schools in Wards 7 and 8. The Middle School Watershed Education (MSWE) grant program offers District students the opportunity to connect students to their watershed and to the Chesapeake Bay, and to help create an ethic of responsible citizenship. DOEE seeks projects that 1) work with students both inside and outside of the classroom to educate and empower youth to become stewards of the environment through watershed restoration project-oriented learning; 2) bring middle schools students Kingman and Heritage Island to focus on students’ responsibility not to litter; and 3) support watershed restoration efforts, in DOEE’s targeted subwatersheds, which benefit local streams, promote climate resilience, and improve downstream water quality. The total amount of funding available is $40,000. An applicant can request up to $20,000. DOEE may make multiple awards.

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 2019-1922-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 P. Trinh Doan at (202) 535-1653 and mention this RFA by name.

Write DOEE at 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20002, “Attn: P. Trinh Doan RE:2019-1922-WPD” on the outside of the envelope.

A public information session if available, will be posted on the site to include the place, time and call in number.

The deadline for application submissions is June 10, 2019, at 4:30 pm. 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 below may apply for these grants:

  • Nonprofit organizations, including those with IRS 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) determinations;
  • Faith-based organizations;
  • Universities/educational institutions;
  • In addition, the following characteristics are required for eligibility:
    1. DOEE will accept only applications to educate a target audience of sixth through eighth graders at DC Public Schools (DCPS) or DC public Charter School (DCPCS).
    2. The project must be located in the District.

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

DOEE will host a public information session on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 10 am.

The location of the meeting will be: 1200 First St NE, Washington DC, 20002 in Room 509. Please check in on the 5th floor reception area of DOEE's offices.  
A conference line is provided for participants. Conference Line#  866-830-5784; Participant Code: 6971510#