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FY 2020 Mapping Underground and Piped Stream

Grant to a Washington, DC Nonprofit, IHE, or Company for
Projects Related to Mapping Underground and Piped Streams

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District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE)

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Deadline Date:

09/23/19 4:30 PM Receipt


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Grant to a Washington, DC nonprofit, IHE, or private enterprise to develop a geodatabase and map that can locate and identify active springs and streams in the District that have been piped underground or otherwise covered. Funding is intended to provide information for future daylighting and restoration projects.

Daylighting is the process of restoring a stream, or a portion of a stream, to the open air that had been piped underground. Surface steams have better water quality in comparison to piped streams. Surface streams have more accessibility to sunlight, air, soil, and vegetation, all of which help process and remove pollutants. DOEE’s Watershed Protection Division uses daylighting as a tool to restore streams and create habitat.

Project Outcomes

  1. Increased understanding of the on the location of underground streams and springs in the District.
  2. Increased knowledge of potential financing options for daylighting and/or outfall restoration on private and public property.

Project Outputs and Deliverables:

Typical allowable costs are:

  1. Rental of office space, some vehicles, and some equipment;
  2. Employee salaries and benefits;
  3. Contractor labor, including professional services;
  4. Accounting and bookkeeping services;
  5. Communications, including telephone and data services;
  6. Printing, reproduction, including signage;
  7. Materials and supplies;
  8. Computers and printers;
  9. Small tools;
  10. Some field equipment, typically below $5,000 in value;
  11. Postage and shipping;
  12. Necessary travel, meals and lodging; and
  13. Insurance. 

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GrantWatch ID#: 186747

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Estimated Size of Grant:

The amount available for the project is approximately $300,000.

Term of Contract:

The project must be completed and final report delivered by September 30, 2020. Depending on the performance of the grantee and the availability of funds, DOEE may, at its sole discretion, extend the grant period with additional funding in FY 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All the institutions below may apply for these grants:
- Nonprofit organizations, including those with IRS 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) determinations;
- Universities/educational institutions; and
- Private Enterprises.

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:

An informational meeting/conference call and opportunity for question and answers will be held on September 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM.

The location of the meeting will be:
1200 First St NE, 5th floor
Washington DC, 20002

Participants may call in at (866) 741-7514

Use participant code 2014667

Pre-Application Information:

The cut-off date for receipt of any questions is one week prior to the application deadline.

The deadline for application submissions is September 23, 2019, at 4:30 PM.

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.

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

Contact Information:

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

Five hard copies of the application must be submitted to the below address and a complete electronic copy must be e-mailed to

RFA - Grants
1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Attn: RFA 2019-1926-WPD

Keren O'Brien Murphy
(202) 731-7262

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USA: Washington, DC