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RiverSmart Rooftops Green Roof Rebate Program

Grants to Washington, DC Nonprofits, For-Profits,
Agencies, and IHEs to Prevent Stormwater Pollution

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District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) - Watershed Protection Division (WPD)

Deadline Date:

09/25/17 4:30 PM Receipt


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Grants to Washington, DC nonprofits, government agencies, private enterprises, IHEs, and faith-based organizations to prevent, control, and remediate stormwater pollution in District waters and the Chesapeake Bay. Funding may be used to install green roofs on private properties and promote public awareness of stormwater issues and management.

A grantee may use grant funds only for allowable grant project expenditures.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182177

Estimated Size of Grant:

The amount available for the project is approximately $300,000 per year with a project period of three years, evaluated annually for a total potential amount of $900,000 over the full grant period.

Term of Contract:

The project period is three years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following are eligible to apply:
-Nonprofit organizations, including those with IRS 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) determinations;
-Faith-based organizations;
-Government agencies
-Universities/educational institutions; and
-Private Enterprises.

Continuing conditions of eligibility are that the information in the application is complete and truthful and that the Applicant at all times is able to meet any material conditions stated in its application. For instance, if an Applicant’s ability to fulfill the terms of the grant is based on the availability of skilled staff and those staff should leave after the application’s submittal or the grant award to the Applicant, the Applicant has the responsibility to advise DOEE in writing of this change in material conditions. Another example of change in material conditions that could result in the loss of eligibility would be the loss of the Applicant’s tax-exempt status.

Pre-Application Information:

DOEE welcomes questions seeking clarification of matters in this RFA. Questions about the RFA should be sent to the email address listed below.

DOEE will publish updates and Questions and Answers (Q&A) regarding the RFA at 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.

All applications must be received at the address below by 4:30 PM on September 25, 2017.

Each applicant must submit five paper copies of the application and one electronic copy.

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.

DOEE can be contacted about this RFA (use the RFA’s short name and number whenever possible) by:

(a) Emailing with “RE: RFA 2017-1726-WPD" in the subject line;

(b) In person by making an appointment with (Cecilia Lane at (202) 535-1961 and mention this RFA by name); or

(c) Write DOEE at 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20002, Attention: Cecilia Lane RE: RFA 2017-1726-WPD on the envelope.

Funding or Pin Number:

RFA # 2017-1726-WPD

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington, DC