Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Solar Works DC - The District’s Low Income Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems Installation and Job Training Program

Grants to Washington, DC Nonprofits for
Solar Power Systems Training Programs

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) and Department of Employment Services (DOES)

Deadline Date:

09/20/21 11:59 PM

Description:

Request a Grant Writer

Grants to Washington, DC nonprofit organizations to develop and provide workforce training for solar power systems. The comprehensive programs will be offered year-round to underserved local residents. Funding is intended to support innovative educational and hands-on experiences that will prepare District residents for career and apprenticeship opportunities in the solar industry and related fields.

DOEE seeks to increase the number of District residents who are trained and able to work in the solar industry and provide pathways to the middle class for District residents. DOEE, therefore, seeks innovative ideas and approaches to achieve these goals.

DOEE, in partnership with the Department of Employment Services (DOES), is soliciting applications from eligible entities to provide a Low-Income Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems Installation and Job Training Program. The in-person program training sessions will be located at DOES’s District of Columbia Infrastructure Academy (DCIA) in Ward 8.

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#: 178290

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$208,000

Number of Grants:

DOEE may award one or more grant(s) to implement Solar Works DC.

Term of Contract:

The project period begins on the date of DOEE’s Notice of Grant Award to the selected grantee and continues through September 30, 2022. DOEE may extend the project for up to two additional years with additional funding, for a maximum of three years, subject to grantee performance and the availability of funds.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants: Nonprofit organizations, including those with IRS 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) determinations.

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

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: 9/20/2021 at 11:59 p.m.

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

DOEE will publish updates and Questions and Answers (Q&A) regarding the RFA at doee.dc.gov. DOEE will also create an email list to send updates and information regarding the RFA. 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.

Contact Information:

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

Each applicant must submit one electronic copy (e-mail) to solarworksdc2021@dc.gov

For additional information regarding this RFA, write to: solarworksdc2021@dc.gov.

DOEE will also create an email list to send updates and information regarding the RFA. A person can be put on the email list by immediately emailing solarworksdc2020@dc.gov with the subject line “RE: RFA 2020-2024-EA – Add me to the email list.”

Funding or Pin Number:

RFA # 2021-2123-EA

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington, DC

Suggested Grants:

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 and Canada Nonprofit Charitable Organizations to Impact Public Policy in a Var...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada nonprofit charitable organizations to impact public policy in a variety of national and international issues. In previous years, grants have been awarded for general operations and project support to think tanks, national councils, judicial orga

GrantWatch ID#: 125864

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 05/31/22

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 10/01/21

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 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

Donations and Sponsorships to USA Nonprofits that Focus on Arts, Education, and Literacy

Deadline Ongoing

Donations and sponsorships to USA nonprofits that provide programs and services in the areas of arts, PreK-12 education, and literacy. Funding is intended for both organizations with a national focus and organizations that provide local services. For local organizations

GrantWatch ID#: 134869

Grants to Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC Nonprofits to Support Activities that Impac...

Deadline 10/01/21

Grants to Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC nonprofit organizations to support activities that strengthen communities and families. Funding is intended to support activities in the focus areas of cultural arts, educational advancement, health, human services, histo

GrantWatch ID#: 136079

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs to Serve the Community in the Areas of Educatio...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, political and state subdivisions, and public IHES to benefit residents. Funding is intended to support proposals in the following focus areas: education, with an emphasis on STEM education, hunger and housing, and equity and social

GrantWatch ID#: 136763