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Notice of Funding Availability - Net-Zero Energy Project Design Assistance

Friday, December 20, 2019

DOEE seeks eligible entities to submit applications for early design assistance for building projects committed to pursuing net-zero energy, building on the success of a similar program offered in 2019. Early, integrated design is essential for buildings to achieve maximum energy efficiency, but it can be difficult to fund through existing project budgets. Net-zero energy buildings are cleaner, more comfortable, and more affordable to operate than traditional buildings. The Clean Energy DC plan calls for net-zero energy building codes by 2026. Enabling more projects to pursue net-zero energy will grow the number of available case studies and build the capacity of the developers in advance of a statutory requirement. Applicants may apply for up to $20,000 each. The total amount available for the program is approximately $100,000.

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 2020-2008-USA” 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 Casey Studhalter at (202) 535-246 and mention this RFA by name.

Write DOEE at 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20002, “Attn: Casey Studhalter RE: 2020-2008-USA” on the outside of the envelope.

The deadline for application submissions is January, 27 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].

An informational meeting/conference call and opportunity for question and answers will be held on January 14, 2020 at 12:00 PM

The location of the meeting will be: 1200 First St NE, Washington DC, 20002 on the 5th floor.

Participants may call in at: (866) 459-6055

Use participant code: 9112782

Eligibility: All 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;
  • Government agencies;
  • Universities/educational institutions; and
  • Private Enterprises

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