Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Anacostia Ambassador Program

Grant to a Washington, DC Nonprofit or Faith-Based Organization
to Select and Supervise an Administrator for a Water Conservation Program

Agency Type:


Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE)

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

03/04/19 4:30 PM


Request a Grant Writer

Grant of $90,000 to a Washington, DC nonprofit or faith-based organizations to select and supervise an administrator for a local water conservation and environmental improvement program. Eligible applicants are knowledgeable about the local waterway and its surrounding neighborhoods, and able to engage nonprofits, government agencies, educational institutions and businesses to benefit the Anacostia River.

Each Applicant must demonstrate its ability to carry out the grant's project. DOEE intends to fund a project that will benefit the environment, and, in particular, the environment of the District. The proposal should explain how the Applicant will accomplish this. The grantee will supervise an “Ambassador” who will organize nonprofits, agencies and businesses to benefit the Anacostia. The grant will help continue existing efforts and develop new ideas and approaches to accelerate water quality improvements in the Anacostia Watershed, as well as coordinate the efforts of Anacostia stakeholders, businesses, local governments, and federal agencies.

A successful applicant will demonstrate: leadership in implementing government and civic programs that address environmental and community goals; experience in the Anacostia Watershed; a proven track record of bringing together a variety of stakeholders and government partners; experience in engaging underserved and environmental justice communities; personnel working on the project who will be qualified to organize and administer it; and a detailed plan to manage the Anacostia Ambassador Program.

Project Outcomes
1. Increased coordination and communication among Anacostia stakeholders, including federal agencies and businesses;
2. Increased outreach in activities to engage underserved and environmental justice communities; and
3. Increased number of Anacostia-River-related water quality projects implemented in the District.

Typical allowable costs are:
1. Rental of office space, some vehicles, and some equipment;
2. Employee salaries and benefits;
3. Contractor labor, including professional services;
4. Accounting and bookkeeping services;
5. Communications, including telephone and data services;
6. Printing, reproduction, including signage;
7. Materials and supplies;
8. Computers and printers;
9. Small tools;
10. Some field equipment, typically below $5,000 in value;
11. Postage and shipping;
12. Necessary travel, meals and lodging; and
13. Insurance.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162779

Number of Grants:


Estimated Size of Grant:

$90,000 is available for the first year for one award.

Term of Contract:

The project period is one (1) year, with the option of up to two (2) additional years, for a total of three (3) years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following institutions may apply for this grant:
-Nonprofit organizations, including those with IRS 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) determinations
-Faith-based organizations

Non-allowable costs include:
-Most major equipment, like vehicles;
-Lobbying, including salaries and overheads and out-of-pocket expenses;
-Interest payments on loans;
-Most food; and
-Land purchases.

Pre-proposal Conference:

DOEE will be hosting a pre-application meeting on Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 1:00 - 2:30 PM at DOEE headquarters 1200 First Street NE, Washington DC 20002 in room 612. Applicants who wish to attend this meeting can go to the 5th floor and ask for Savannah Acosta at reception.

To call in to the meeting, dial in at the number below and use the provided participant code:
- Teleconference Dial-in Number: 1-866-830-5784
- Participant Code: 6971510

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for application submissions is March 4, 2019, at 4:30 PM. Five hard copies must be submitted to the below address and a complete electronic copy must be e-mailed to

Each Applicant may submit an application for more than one project, if applicable. If an Applicant responds to more than one project, it must do so in a separate proposal and submit all corresponding required documents.

The cut-off date for receipt of any questions is one week prior to the application deadline.

Grant funds related to work performed will be provided on a reimbursement basis, except that an advance of funds may be provided for grant administration expenses in limited circumstances for good cause approved by DOEE at its sole discretion.

DOEE expects to notify each Applicant in writing of its award status within six to twelve weeks after the application due date.

More information on the Anacostia Urban Waters Federal Partnership can be found at:

More information on the UWFP Ambassador Program can be found at:

Contact Information:

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

The paper copies must be filed with DOEE at the following address:

District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment
RFA – Grants
1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Attn: RFA 2019-1908-WPD

Email an electronic copy, formatted as a PDF to:

Questions about the RFA should be sent to the email address above with “RE: RFA 2019-1908-WPD” in the subject line.

Savannah Acosta
(202) 299-3340

Funding or Pin Number:

RFA # 2019-1908-WPD

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington, DC

Suggested Grants:

Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Cult...

Deadline Ongoing

Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales

GrantWatch ID#: 123735

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Protect Natural Resources

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to protect natural resources on land and water in locations around the world. Funding is intended to ensure that activities to acquire metals, gemstones, and corals for design use do not have an adverse impact on the area of origin.

GrantWatch ID#: 126162

Grants to Washington, DC Nonprofits to Support Education, Health, and Human Services Projects

Deadline 05/31/21

Grants to Washington, DC nonprofit organizations for programs that improve the lives of the local residents. Funding is intended for projects in the areas of human services, health care initiatives, and furthering the cause of education. Eligible programs are those with

GrantWatch ID#: 128277

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits for Projects to Protect Wildlife and Natural Habitats

Deadline 05/01/21

Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d

GrantWatch ID#: 129644

Grants to USA and Canada Low-Income Individuals and Families for Financial Assistance

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada individuals and families with low-income for financial assistance. Types of assistance include financial support to offset emergency expenses or to cover the cost of regular monthly bills. Funding is intended for workers and households that are

GrantWatch ID#: 131400

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies and IHEs for Projects to Reduce Serious Neighborhood Crime

Deadline 04/26/21

Grants to USA nonprofits, agencies, Tribes, and IHEs for community-oriented programs to reduce serious neighborhood crime. Applicants are advised to complete required registrations well in advance of the deadline. Funding is intended for cooperative projects with law en

GrantWatch ID#: 132213

Grant to a USA, Canada, or International Early-Career Psychologist for Child Psychology Rese...

Deadline 06/15/21

Grant of $9,000 to a USA, Canada, or International early-career psychologist for child psychology research projects. The purpose of the program is for research and demonstration projects that foster an understanding of the relationship between self-identity and scholast

GrantWatch ID#: 132694

Grants to USA and International Nonprofits, Agencies, and For-Profits to Benefit Families, Ch...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and International nonprofit organizations, for-profit entities, and agencies for initiatives to benefit families, children, and communities. Applicants are required to submit an LOI prior to submitting a full proposal. Focus areas include equitable communi

GrantWatch ID#: 133552

Grants to USA PreK-12 LEAs to Establish or Improve Foreign Language Learning Programs for St...

Deadline 05/07/21

Grants to USA PreK-12 LEAs to develop or improve foreign language learning programs for students. Applicants are advised that required registrations must be completed prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended for public schools in an LEA that hosts a unit

GrantWatch ID#: 134763