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H Street, NE, Retail Priority Area Project Grant

Grants to Promote Economic Development
and Create Jobs in Washington, D.C.

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Office Of The Deputy Mayor For Planning And Economic Development

Deadline Date:

10/12/11 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $85,000 will be awarded to small businesses in Washington, D.C. to create jobs, spur economic development, and increase the tax base. Funds will be utilized to reimburse businesses for outlays to improve their property and buy equipment to be used on site in the H Street retail area. Eligible businesses include those which sell home furnishings, apparel, books, art, groceries, and general merchandise goods to specialized customers. Special consideration shall be given to retail developments that include entrepreneurial and innovative retail elements.

Eligible applicants must possess all of the following prior to an award being made:
1. Site control of the property either through fee simple ownership of the site or through an executed contract or lease with the property owner;
2. Direct frontage on the H Street, N.E., corridor from 3rd Street, N.E., to 15th Street, N.E.;
3. Total retail space which is not less than 1,200 square feet;
4. Adherence to design, construction, and rehabilitation requirements as defined by DMPED per the Great Streets Initiative.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 126115

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $85,000


  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Small businesses

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

H Street RPAG Eligible Areas: H Street, N.E., Retail Priority Area as defined in section 2(2) of the Great Streets Neighborhood Retail Priority Areas Approval Resolution of 2007, effective July 10, 2007 (Res. 17-257; 54 DCR 7194)
Retail businesses engaged in the sale of home furnishings, apparel, books, art, groceries, and general merchandise goods to specialized customers.

Liquor stores
Hair salons and barber shops
Phone stores.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 at 5:30 p.m.:
Smith Commons
1245 H Street, NE,
Washington, DC 20002

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must complete a fill-able application on-line at the ODMPED website:

Applicants who are unable to submit by the first deadline, will have an opportunity to submit their application by Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 by 5 p.m

Prior to the execution of a grant agreement, the grantee must enter into a First Source Agreement with the District’s Department of Employment Services.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

LaToyia Hampton
(202) 724-7648

Grant Coverage Areas:

H Street RPAG Eligible Areas

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington, DC