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FY19 Commercial Compactor Demonstration Grant Program

GRANT for COMMERCIAL WASTE COMPACTOR DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS

Grants up to $80,000 for demonstration projects to help DC Businesses purchase/lease and install commercial waste compactor to install trash compactors, which will minimize sanitation and rodent issues in the District’s commercial corridors.  Priority is given to adjacent or nearby businesses that each apply and coordinate their efforts. 

BENEFITS to Businesses and the District include:

  • Reduces rodent issues and improves sanitation
  • Promotes clean, and healthy neighborhoods
  • May lower operational costs for hauling waste
  • Decreases greenhouse emissions (fewer hauling trips)
  • Decreases runoff pollution that enters DC’s waterways 

Would a compactor work for your business?

  • Are you a DC business (commercial, for-profit entity)?
  • Are you a business (for-profit entity) incorporated and licensed in the District of Columbia?
  • Would you be able to buy/lease and install a commercial compactor by March 31, 2019? 

START APPLICATION:

  1. Read Request for Application (RFA) Part 1– RFA Part 1 Commercial Compactor Demo Grant (final).pdf
  2. Complete an Expression of Interest form at http://bit.ly/CompactorGrantApplication

SUBMISSION DEADLINE is Friday, December 7, 2018 at 12 pm.
 

ADDITIONAL GRANT DOCUMENTS
Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) – NOFA - DSLBD Commercial Compactor Demonstration Grant.pdf

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  
Contact DSLBD at (202) 727-3900 or [email protected]  
Receive program updates by completing Expression of Interest form at http://bit.ly/CompactorGrantApplication 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:  
The FY19 DC Commercial Compactor Demonstration Grant Program (the “Program”) is administered and managed by Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Clean City (MOCC).

The Program aims to help businesses and multi-unit residential properties, which are located in target commercial corridors, to: 1) reduce the sanitation issues (uncontained trash, loose trash and spills), which can attract rodents and pollute runoff that enters DC’s waterways; and 2) reduce number of waste hauling trips that contribute to carbon emission. In doing so, the Program will support the Sustainable DC goals to minimize the generation of greenhouse gas emissions and reduce the volume of waste disposed.

The 2019 Program focuses on collaborative efforts to improve the public realm with a specific focus on sanitation conditions of commercial corridors by installing compactors for trash, recyclables, compost and other waste.