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2020 DC HOPE Community Grant

Grants to Washington, DC Nonprofit
CBOs for COVID-19 Response Programs

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Government of the District of Columbia - Executive Office of the Mayor - Mayor’s Office of Community Affairs (MOCA)

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Deadline Date:

06/09/20 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $50,000 to Washington, DC nonprofit community-based organizations for programs that address and slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Funding is intended to benefit local vulnerable populations. The purpose of this program is to support public outreach efforts and promote social distancing engagement.

The Mayor’s Office of Community Affairs (MOCA) are soliciting grant applications from District based community-based organizations (CBOs) serving the District of Columbia’s residents—to help implement community social distancing engagement and public health awareness outreach efforts based on federal funding provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

The Bowser Administration is dedicated to reopening the District of Columbia and in order to do so; community-based organizations are a crucial partner to assist in engaging with local vulnerable populations across all eight wards about COVID-19 related resources, services and guidelines in order to flatten the curve.

The primary focus of the grant is for programs that provide community social distancing engagement and public health awareness outreach to District residents that address the District’s public health emergency priorities as it relates to COVID-19 in the following areas:

  • Increasing buy-in and participation in disease investigation/contact tracing process;
  • Purchase and distribution of personal protection equipment (i.e. mask, gloves, hand sanitizer);
  • Social distancing protective measures;
  • Public health awareness outreach and;
  • Connecting residents to testing sites and health care providers

The target population for this grant is District residents with a focus on vulnerable populations in the District of Columbia.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 190232

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Award sizes will vary, and eligible non-profit organizations can be funded up to $50,000.

Term of Contract:

The grant will be awarded for a six-month period starting on July 1, 2020 and ending on December 15, 2020. Programs must be run and evaluated during this period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Mayor’s Office of Community Affairs (MOCA) are soliciting grant applications from District-based 501 (c)(3) community-based organizations (CBOs) serving the District of Columbia’s residents.

Applicants must meet all the following conditions:
- Be a Community-Based Organization with a Federal 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status or evidence of fiscal agent relationship with a 501 (c)(3) organization;
- The organization or program serves the District’s residents or business owners;
- The organization’s principal place of business is located in the District of Columbia;
- All services and programming to receive funds must be provided in the District of Columbia;
the organization is currently registered in good standing with the DC
Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs, Corporation Division, and the
Office of Tax and Revenue;
- The organization must partner with a healthcare provider as part of their program; and
- The organization’s staff will be required to complete the COVID-19 Contact Tracing course online training offered through Johns Hopkins University if awarded the grant.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A pre-bidders virtual meeting will be held on Monday, June 1, 2020 from 1:00 PM – 2:00
PM via WebEx. To attend the pre-bidders virtual meeting via WebEx please RSVP at

Applicants who have questions regarding the RFA are encouraged to attend the WebEx orientation. For language access needs such as translation or sign language, please contact Landon Jones 3 days before the pre-bidders virtual meeting.

Please note: The pre-application orientation is only to discuss and give guidance to the RFA process and no particular details of an application can be discussed.

Pre-Application Information:

- Release Date of RFA: Tuesday, May 26, 2020
- Pre-Bidders Virtual Meeting: Monday, June 1, 2020
- Submission Deadline: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Award letters will be released the week of June 29, 2020 via email using the grant application program, ZoomGrants.

Contact Information:

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

Please submit your complete application through the online portal:

For questions, contact

One Judiciary Square
441 4th Street, NW, 707 North, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 727-8900
Fax: (202) 727-1652
TTY: 711

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