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Notice of Funding Availability - Green Building Case Studies and Green Building Historic Preservation Guidelines

Friday, December 30, 2016

DOEE seeks eligible entities to create green building case studies and green building historic preservation guidelines to help meet the ambitious goals related to green buildings set out in the Mayor’s Sustainable DC Plan. The amount available for the project is approximately $140,000.  The deadline for application submissions is February 3, 2017 at 4:30pm. 

An informational conference call and opportunity for questions and answers will be held on January 9, 2017 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm. The call number is 877-784-3995 and conference code is 3127831#.

A person may obtain a copy of this RFA by any of the following means:

Download from the attachment below.

Email a request to [email protected] with “Request copy of RFA 2017-1708-USA” 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 Molly Simpson at (202) 671-3041 and mention this RFA by name.

Write DOEE at 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20002, “Attn: Molly Simpson RE:2017-1708-USA” on the outside of the envelope.

Eligibility: The following entities 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
  • Private Enterprises

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

Questions and Answers

  1.  Q: It states in Section 3: Application Content under 3.1 Format on page 9 of the RFA: (c) Limit each project description to 15 double-spaced pages. Budget tables, flowcharts, photographs, the work plan, and other supporting documentation may be attached in addition to the project description. Are all Outputs, listed on page 23-24 considered one project?

    A: Yes, all Outputs contained within this RFA are considered as a single project. The project description should be limited to 15 double-spaced pages. Budget tables, flowcharts, photographs, the work plan, and other supporting documentation may be attached in addition to the project description.

  2. Q: I am the executive director of two organizations a 501©(3) organization (educational non-profit) and a 501©(6) organization (business league). Both organizations are District-based. Which should I use to apply as a lead applicant?

    A: Per section 1.6 Eligibility, non-profit organizations, including those with IRS 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) determinations, are eligible to apply.

  3. Q: We plan to submit an application in partnership with a university. Because university students will provide some of the services the project must follow one of the following timelines: start March 1, 2017 end May 30, 2017 or start September 1, 2017 end November 30, 2017. The RFA states that awardees will be notified within six weeks of the application due date (roughly mid-March). If DDOE is unable to award and contract for services by March 1 will the District accept the later start and end dates?

    A: DOEE will work diligently to select a grantee within six weeks of the application due date. The project period begins on the date of the award letter and must be completed – with all report(s) filed – by September 30, 2017.