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Request for Applications - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Strategy for the District’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Programs

Friday, March 29, 2024

DOEE seeks an eligible entity to develop a strategy to improve diversity, equity, inclusion, and environmental justice in the District’s MS4 permit programs. Development must include meaningful engagement with District residents and other relevant stakeholders.  The goal of this RFA is to improve diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) outcomes in the District’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit programs.  This RFA addresses the Environmental Protection Agency’s new equity requirements for the District’s 2023-2028 MS4 permit.  An applicant should have knowledge and understanding of DEIJ-related issues, concepts, practices, and principles, stormwater management, and the District’s MS4 permit and compliance requirements. The amount available for the project is $90,600 over two calendar years.

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-FY24-WQD-840” in the subject line.

The deadline for application submissions is April 30, 2024.  The online application must be time-stamped by 11:59 p.m. on the date the application is due.

Eligibility: The institutions below may apply for these grant funds:

  • Nonprofit organizations, including those with IRS 501(c)(3);
  • Faith-based organizations;
  • Universities/educational institutions; and 
  • Private Enterprises.

DOEE will host a pre-application information session on Webex on Thursday, April 11 at 12:00PM.

Join directly via WebEx >>
Meeting number: 2317 934 4374
Password: public

 Join by phone
+1-202-860-2110, Access code: 231 793 44374

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

Submit an application through the Grants Application Portal.