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Neighborhood Based Activities Program

Grants to Washington, DC Nonprofits for Neighborhood
Revitalization and Affordable Housing Programs

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)

Deadline Date:

07/26/19 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants to Washington, DC nonprofit organizations for programs promoting affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization for low- and moderate-income communities. Funding is intended to support housing counseling services, storefront facade improvement, and small business technical assistance. Funded activities will benefit neighborhoods comprised of at least 51% low- and moderate-income persons.

Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) awards funding through the Neighborhood Based Activities Program for programs, projects, and activities in the areas described below.

Housing Counseling Services: To provide comprehensive housing counseling services for homeownership, home preservation, tenants and tenant groups. DHCD seeks organizations which can provide the following services:
- Homeownership counseling and training in support of HPAP and its associated programs;
- Counseling and training for home preservation, including the Single Family Residential Rehabilitation Program, the Tenant Purchase Technical Assistance Program, and foreclosure counseling; and
- Counseling and education for tenants and tenant groups.

Small Business Technical Assistance: To provide small business assistance in targeted neighborhood commercial districts. DHCD will focus its funding on these target areas:
- 7th Street – Georgia Avenue, NW (Mount Vernon Square to Eastern Avenue)
- H Street, NE (North Capitol Street to 17th Street, NE)
- Benning Road, NE and SE (Bladensburg Road to Southern Avenue)
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE + South Capitol Street (Good Hope Road to Southern Avenue)
- Pennsylvania Avenue, SE (2nd Street, SE to Southern Avenue)
- Minnesota Avenue NE and SE (Good Hope Road to Sheriff Road)
- Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue, NE (Minnesota Avenue to Eastern Avenue)
- Rhode Island Avenue, NE (North Capitol Street to Eastern Avenue)
- North Capitol Street (Massachusetts Avenue to New Hampshire Avenue)
- Kennedy Street, NW (North Capitol Street to Georgia Avenue)
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE (St. Elizabeth’s East/Congress Heights)

Storefront Façade Improvement: To develop storefront improvement projects. Funding aims to improve the appearance, efficiency, and safety of corner stores and/or small neighborhood commercial nodes located in low and moderate income neighborhoods within District of Columbia neighborhoods.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186364

Term of Contract:

Small Business Technical Assistance: Approved projects or activities should be ready to start on October 1, 2019. Work plans and budgets are anticipated to be approved for a period of twelve months, with an option to extend the agreement for up to two additional one-year periods, subject to the availability of funds.

Housing Counseling Services: The approved services under this RFA will begin on October 1, 2019. Work plans and budgets for these services are anticipated to be approved for a period of twelve months. At its sole discretion, the Department may choose to extend the agreements under this RFA for additional periods of up to one year.

Storefront Façade Improvement: Approved storefront facade projects should be ready to start during the first quarter of FY 2020. Activity work plans and budgets will be approved for two years, through September 30, 2022, subject to the availability of funds.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

DHCD is soliciting applications from qualified Community Based Non-profit Organizations (CBOs).

Small Business Technical Assistance: DHCD is seeking applications from qualified non-profit organizations. In addition to demonstrating capacity to carry out activities and projects, a successful applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- The applicant must be a non-profit/tax-exempt corporation, so designated by the Internal Revenue Service;
- The applicant must be certified as a non-profit organization by the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA);
- The applicant must be in good standing in the District of Columbia and must be current on all obligations to the District and Federal governments. (i.e., D.C., Federal and local taxes, and outstanding loans)

Housing Counseling Services: Applications are requested from qualified non-profit organizations that have a history of serving the residents of the District of Columbia through initiatives that provide or support the creation of affordable housing opportunities. In addition to demonstrating the ability to meet and implement program requirements, a successful applicant must meet the following threshold requirements:
- The applicant must be a non-profit/tax-exempt corporation, so designated by the Internal Revenue Service.
- The applicant must be in good standing in the District of Columbia, and must be current on all obligations to the District and Federal governments (i.e., Federal and local taxes, and outstanding loans).

Storefront Façade Improvement: Applications are requested from qualified non-profit organizations that have a significant history of serving the residents of the District of Columbia through storefront commercial corridor improvement. In addition:
- The applicant must be a non-profit/tax-exempt corporation, so designated by the Internal Revenue Service.
- The applicant must be certified as a non-profit organization by the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA).
- The applicant must demonstrate in the application process, its ability to obtain the insurance policies required under this grant.
- The applicant must be in good standing in the District of Columbia and must be current on all obligations to the District and Federal governments. (i.e., D.C., Federal and local taxes, and outstanding loans).

Pre-Application Information:

Important Dates:

- Notice of Funding Availability published: July 1, 2019.
- RFA Issuing Date: July 1, 2019
- Webnx—How to Navigate the RFA on ZoomGrants: July 9, 2019
- RFA Closing Date: July 26, 2019, 11:59 p.m.
- Grant Agreements Executed: On or about October 1, 2019

- Small Business Technical Assistance Program: Grant award notifications will be made on or about August 7, 2019.
- Housing Counseling Services: Grant award notifications will be made on or about August 21, 2019.

For detailed information on the Small Business Technical Assistance, Housing Counseling Services, and Storefront Facade Improvement programs, see https://zoomgrants.com/gprop.asp?donorid=2146; click on Preview for each program.

Contact Information:

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

To apply online via ZoomGrants: https://zoomgrants.com/gprop.asp?donorid=2146

For further information, please contact:

Edward Davis
Program Manager, NBAP
Department of Housing and Community Development
1800 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20020
202-442-7233
nba.rfa@dc.gov

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