Monday, October 05, 2015

DSLBD seeks non-profit organization to run Congress Heights Main Street program


DC Main Streets
(Congress Heights Target Areas)

The Department of Small and Local Business Development is soliciting applications from qualified non-profit organizations that are incorporated in the District of Columbia to operate a DC Main Streets programs for the Congress Heights commercial corridor in Ward 8.

The designated DC Main Streets program (organization) will receive $125,000 in grant funding and technical assistance to support a commercial revitalization initiative. This organization will develop programs and services to: (1) assist with the retention, expansion and attraction of neighborhood-serving businesses; and (2) unify and strengthen the commercial corridor. The DC Main Streets grant award is a recurring grant, which can be renewed annually as long as the grantee continues to meet the standards for accreditation by the National Main Street Center.

The grant recipient will be selected through a competitive application process and announced December 4, 2015. Interested applicants must complete an application and submit it electronically via email on or before Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Applicants submitting incomplete applications will be notified by Friday, November 6, 2015 and will have until Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 5 p.m. to submit corrected applications. DSLBD will not accept applications submitted via hand delivery, mail or courier service. Late submissions and incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

The Request for Application (RFA) will be posted at (click on the Our Programs tab and then Solicitations and Opportunities on the left navigation column) on or before October 2, 2015.

Instructions and guidance regarding application preparation can be found in the RFA. DSLBD will host an Information Session on October 14, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the RISE Center on St. Elizabeth’s East Campus (1100 Alabama Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032). Applicants are encouraged to bring their laptops to the Information Session so they may register on the online application.

DSLBD reserves the right to issue addenda and/or amendments subsequent to the issuance of the NOFA or RFA, or to rescind the NOFA or RFA. For more information, contact Cristina Amoruso, DC Main Streets Coordinator, Office of Commercial Revitalization, Department of Small and Local Business Development at (202) 727-3900 or

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