District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE)
02/11/19 4:30 PM Receipt
Grant of $50,000 to a Washington, DC nonprofit or faith-based organization, IHE, or private enterprise for the provision of technical and educational assistance to students in District high schools. Funding is intended to offer students hands-on help in preparation for an area-wide competition involving electric cars. Applicants should have expertise in the areas of engineering, science, and math concepts to support students’ building and racing of full-size electric cars on a closed loop course.
Proposals submitted to DOEE are encouraged to reflect applicant’s ideas for how to teach students critical thinking, innovation, advancements in renewable energy, electric vehicles, and battery storage technologies. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that reflect an innovative answer to the question: How can District students glean skills in critical thinking, teamwork, and project management while building an electric vehicle? Applicants need not be education or curriculum experts. Demonstrating a present or past partnership or advisory relationship with those who are education or STEM teaching experts will be accorded weight in the evaluation.
The purpose of the grant is to:
- Generate enthusiasm for science and engineering principles at a crucial stage in the educational development of young adults;
- Enhance students’ understanding of renewable energy and associated technologies, and encourage them to consider technical careers;
- Demonstrate the highest levels of reliability, efficiency and energy management of battery powered electric vehicles; and
- Emphasize critical thinking, leadership, team work, and project management, while educating a new generation of drivers about the environmental and financial benefits of using clean transportation.
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
GrantWatch ID#: 177254
The project period will span the period from the date of the grant through September 30, 2019. DOEE would like to provide a grant for these activities for 3 years; however, the grant is just for 1 year. The grant may be amended to extend the period and add funding, subject to availability. Additionally, this grant may be amended, based on the sub-grantee’s performance, and the District’s need for the project to be amended.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Five hard copies must be submitted to:
Government of the District of Columbia
Department of Energy and Environment
Attn: Eric Campbell RE:2019-1904-EA
1200 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Email one copy to: 2019EVGPRFA.email@example.com
RFA # 2019-1904-EA
USA: Washington, DC