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The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to manage a DC Clean Team Program in seven service areas listed below (“Service Areas”) throughout the District.


Scheduled Activities 

Key Dates 

DSLBD’s RFA Posting Date

Monday, August 1, 2022

Pre-Application Meeting Date

Friday, August 5, 2022, at 1:00 PM

Friday, August 12, 2022, at 9:30 AM

Application Submission Deadline 

Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 12:00 PM.

DSLBD Grant Award Selection Date 

Monday, September 12, 2022


The DC Clean Team Program is designed to achieve the following objectives:

  • Improve commercial district appearance in each Service Area to help increase foot traffic and, consequently, the opportunity for increased customer sales for businesses.
  • Provide jobs and necessary job training for DC residents in each Service Area.
  • Reduce litter, graffiti, and posters, which contribute to the perception of an unsafe commercial district.
  • Maintain a healthy tree canopy, including landscaping, along the commercial corridor.
  • Support Sustainable DC goals by recycling, mulching street trees, using eco-friendly supplies, and reducing stormwater pollution generated by DC’s commercial districts.

Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations incorporated in the District and local businesses certified by DSLBD as a Certified Business Enterprise (“CBE”).  All applicants must be current on all DC business licenses, permits, and taxes, if applicable. 

Applicants are encouraged to read the full Request for Application. 

Deadline: Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 12:00 PM (EST)

Click here to view the NOFA

Click here to view the RFA (Updated August 2, 2022)