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Innovative Low Impact Development (LID)

Grants to Washington, DC Nonprofits, For-Profits,
Agencies, and IHEs to Improve Stormwater Quality

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

Deadline Date:

07/16/18 4:30 PM Receipt


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Grants to Washington, DC nonprofit organizations, government agencies, private enterprises, universities and educational institutions, and faith-based organizations for innovative stormwater control and treatment solutions. Applicants should use green infrastructure, low-impact development, and other ecologically-focused methods to improve water quality.

The goal of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to solicit applications from eligible applicants to propose projects to accomplish one or more of the following: prevent and control the introduction of point and nonpoint source pollution to the District's waters; treat stormwater runoff; and protect fisheries and wildlife resources. The Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) Watershed Protection Division (WPD) will administer this RFA.

Purpose of the Grants:

The purpose of these grants is to encourage innovative approaches to stormwater control and treatment in the District's watersheds using low impact development, green infrastructure, or other such ecologically-focused methods to improve water quality.

Competition for a Grant Award:

This RFA is competitive. Each Applicant must demonstrate its ability to carry out the activities for the grant for which it applies (called a “project”). A review panel will evaluate the applications for each advertised grant according to the stated list of criteria in each project’s description. The proposal/s with the highest score/s will be awarded the grant.

Specifically, grant awards will be made based on eligibility, the extent to which the proposed project fits within the scope and available funding of the grant, strength of the application, and the organization’s capacity to achieve the grant’s goals.

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

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183840

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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:

The RFA presents the following number of projects for the stated total dollar amount presently available through this RFA:

-LID Installations Within the MS4: $500,000
-Building BID/Main Streets Capacity for Constructing and Maintaining Low Impact Development (focus on MS4): $400,000
-Meadow Creation in District of Columbia Highway Rights-of-Way: $200,000
-Green Roof Research and Monitoring: $100,000
-Real-Time Controls for Jay Street NE Bioretention Facilities: $315,380

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.

All applications must be received at the address below by 4:30 p.m. on 7/16/2018.

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.

Government of the District of Columbia
Department of Energy and Environment
1200 First Street, NE, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20002

(202) 535-2600

Funding or Pin Number:

RFA # 2018-1808-WPD

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington, DC