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Low Income Energy Efficiency and Conservation Program

Grant to a Washington, DC Nonprofit to Provide Energy
Efficient Weatherization for Low-Income Houses

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District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE)

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Deadline Date:

05/30/19 4:30 PM Receipt


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Grant to a Washington, DC nonprofit organization for the provision of cost-effective, high-quality, and energy efficient weatherization for low-income households in the District. Funding may be used for single family or multi-family homes from households that are at or below 60% of the District's median income level or 200% of the federal poverty level.

Weatherization services improve the overall comfort, energy efficiency, and safety of homes. These services are provided free of charge to all qualifying households. To deliver services, DOEE provides grants to grantees, who are responsible for performing weatherization improvements and upgrades. A successful applicant will assist DOEE in achieving this purpose by installing approved energy efficiency measures in low-income households and providing energy-related information to occupants. The measures could include energy-audit recommended measures, HVAC repair or replacement, health and safety measures, or renewable energy systems.

Based on the results of the energy audit, services may include:

- Air sealing to reduce air infiltration;
- Insulation of attics and walls;
- Heating system repairs or replacement;
- Hot water tank and pipe insulation;
- Installation of energy-efficient lighting and refrigerators;
- Window and outside door repair or replacement;
- Renewable energy systems; and
- Mitigation of health and safety issues, including indoor air quality improvements,
asbestos removal, mold remediation, lead abatement, and roof repair or replacement

Project Types:
a) Single-family home: a structure with up to four dwelling units.
b) Multifamily home: a structure with five or more dwelling units.

For a list of typical allowable costs, see the RFP:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180697

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

DOEE intends the grant to fund one or more grantees.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $2,500,000

Term of Contract:

DOEE intends the grant to fund one or more grantees for a period beginning approximately July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020. DOEE may extend the grant, based on the grantee’s performance and on availability of funding. Additional 12-month periods, for a total of three years, are possible.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit organizations, including those with IRS 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) determinations may apply.

Non-Allowable Costs include:
1) Most major equipment, like vehicles;
2) Lobbying, including salaries and overheads and out-of-pocket expenses;
3) Entertainment;
4) Interest payments on loans;
5) Most food; and
6) Land purchases.

Pre-proposal Conference:

DOEE will be hosting a pre-application conference call on Friday, April 19, 2019 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM. To call in, dial the number below and use the provided participant code.

Teleconference Dial-in Number: (712) 451-0200
Participant Code: 233373

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received by May 30, 2019, 4:30 PM.

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

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.

Email an electronic copy, formatted as a .pdf file, to:

Or mail applications to:

District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment
RFA – Grants
1200 First Street NE
5th Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Attn: RFA 2019-1915-EA

Questions about the RFA should be sent to the above email or mailing address with “RE: RFA 2019-1915-EA” in the subject line.

Or make an appointment with (Michael Negussie at (202)673-6742 and mention this RFA by name).

(202) 535-2600

Funding or Pin Number:

RFA # 2019-1915-EA

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington, DC