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FY19 Commercial Compactor Demonstration Grant Program

Grants to Washington, DC Businesses in Commercial
Corridors to Install Trash Compactors

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District of Columbia Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) and Mayor’s Office of Clean City (OCC)

Deadline Date:

12/07/18 12:00 PM


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Grants of up to $80,000 to Washington, DC businesses to lease, purchase, and install trash compactors. Funding is intended to reduce rodent and sanitation issues in Washington's commercial corridors. Priority will be given to adjacent businesses that coordinate their efforts. Grant funds may be used to purchase or lease a commercial waste compactor, preparing space for installation, and installation services.

Program Objectives:

This FY19 Commercial Compactor Demonstration Project grant (the “Program”) aims to help businesses and multi‐unit residential properties reduce the sanitation issues (loose trash, spills, trash containers that are not completely sealable) that can attract rodents and pollute runoff that enters DC’s waterways. The FY19 Program focuses on collaborative efforts to improve the public realm with a specific focus on sanitation conditions of commercial corridors by installing compactors.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184421

Estimated Size of Grant:

DSLBD plans to award grants up to $80,000.

Term of Contract:

Selected grantees shall execute Grant Agreements January 2019 and begin the installation preparation process. Grantees will monitor the impact on rodent activity and sanitation issues through September 2019 and report their findings to DSLBD.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:

1. Businesses (commercial, for‐profit entities) may submit an application for consideration.
2. Multi‐unit residential properties (licensed, for‐profit) that are located in commercial corridors may submit an application for consider IF they are part of a mutli‐entity application that includes at least one (1) business entity (see Section C.1.).
3. Each applicant (business or multi‐unit property) must demonstrate that it meets all the eligibility requirements outlined in Section 3.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due to DSLBD via online submission at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2018. DSLBD will notify all applicants of their status in in December.

Complete an Expression of Interest form below to receive updates or start an application. Completing this form does not commit you to applying.

Contact Information:

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

Expression of Interest form:

(202) 727-3900

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington, DC