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Notice of Funding Availability – Community Stormwater Solutions Grants

Friday, November 30, 2018

Notice of Funding Availability – Community Stormwater Solutions Grants

DOEE seeks to eligible entities to propose community-supported and –inspired projects that support efforts to protect and enhance, directly or indirectly, the District’s water bodies and watersheds. Project should raise awareness and lead to behavior change around watershed- and stormwater-related issues, through education, installation and maintenance of runoff-reducing green infrastructure, art installations, or another means described in Section 1.6 of the RFA (see below to download).

There are two special focus areas for this year’s RFA: projects that support (1) the restoration of, access to, and environmental education at, and in the neighborhoods surrounding, Kingman and Heritage Islands and (2) watershed restoration and community engagement projects that benefits local streams, build climate resilience, and improve downstream water quality in DOEE’s Targeted Subwatersheds. This funding may serve as a means to initiate a program or to build capacity among community-based organizations and small businesses. This funding may serve as a means to initiate a program or to build capacity among community-based organizations and small businesses.

For background on this grant program and other related programs, please visit the Community Stormwater Solutions Grant program  program page.

A total of $200,000 is available for this competition. This amount is subject to availability of funding and approval by the appropriate agencies. DOEE expects to make multiple awards for up to $20,000. Applicants are welcome to submit applications for more than one project. Each project requires a complete application.

Beginning November 30, 2018, 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 2019-1903-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 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: 2019-1903-WPD” on the outside of the envelope.

DOEE will host the following public information sessions:

  • December 10th: Woodridge Library - 1801 Hamlin St NE, Meeting Room #2 at 7pm
  • December 12th: DOEE Headquarters - 1200 First St NE, Room 509 at 1pm
  • January 7th: Anacostia Library - 1800 Good Hope Rd SE, Ora Glover Comm. Room at 7pm
  • January 8th: Francis Gregory Library - 3660 Alabama Ave. SE, Conf. Room #2 at 7pm
  • January 9th: DOEE Headquarters - 1200 First St NE, Room 509 at 1pm

The deadline for application submissions is January 25, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.  Applications must be submitted online. Please see the link in the Request for Applications. 

Eligibility: All the checked 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.

Additional eligibility requirements are described in the full RFA.

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