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Notice of Funding Availability - A Characterization Study of Direct Geothermal Resource Potential for Ground Source Heat Pump Technologies

Friday, October 20, 2017

DOEE seeks eligible entities to receive an analysis of the potential use of geothermal resources in the District for thermal storage and energy in conjunction with on-site generation of solar energy to develop net-zero energy buildings. The analysis should include a technical, economic, and implementability evaluation of how Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHPs) paired with solar systems can be used to address heating and cooling needs across the District, including identification of buildings or neighborhoods with a high net-zero energy potential using solar and GSHPs. There will also be an evaluation of the policy frameworks that enable and/or hinder the use of geothermal resources. The amount available for the project is approximately $70,000. The deadline for application submissions is January 12, 2018 at 4:30pm.

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 2018-1718-EA” 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 Edward Yim at (202) 299-3339 and mention this RFA by name.

Write DOEE at 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20002, “Attn: Edward Yim RE:2018-1718-EA” on the outside of the envelope.


The following entities may apply for these grants:

  • Nonprofit organizations, including those with IRS 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) determinations
  • Universities/educational institutions
  • Private Enterprises

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

Questions and Answers

Q1: Can we include fee in our proposed budget, or just labor, fringe, and G&A?
A1: See page 10 of the RFA for typical allowable costs.

Q1: Is there a match requirement for this grant?
A1:See Section 4.2 of the RFA for more information on matching requirements.

Q1: Are points offered for the local entities applying for this grant?
A1: See the scoring rubric in Section 7 of the RFA.