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REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS (RFA) DC MAIN STREETS PROGRAM 2022

The District of Columbia (“DC” or “District”) Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) is soliciting applications from eligible applicants for designation as, and operation and management of, a FY 2022 (October 1, 2021 through September 31, 2022) DC Main Street (DCMS) program (“Program”) for the commercial districts detailed in the RFA below.
 
 

NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY (NOFA) FY2022 DC MAIN STREETS

The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) is soliciting grant applications for eligible applicants to operate and manage FY2022 Main Streets in one of three services areas: Palisades (Ward 3), Petworth (Ward 4), and Woodley Park (Ward 3). For more information, please view the complete NOFA below.

Click here to view the NOFA.


CLEAN TEAM PROGRAM 2022 REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS (FFA)

The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) is soliciting grant applications for eligible applicants to operate and manage FY2022 Clean Team Programs for District Service Areas, detailed in the RFA below.

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MADE IN DC MARKET ACCESS GRANT 2021: OFFICIAL REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS (RFA)

The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) is excited to announce that we will be accepting applications for the Made in DC 2021 Market Access: Citywide grants starting July 30, 2021 and closing August 31, 2021 at 2 pm eastern time.

Made in DC is a program of the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development which aims to support and promote businesses that design, make, produce, and/or assemble products in the District of Columbia. The Market Access Citywide grant(s) support the growth of the maker and creative businesses access to market opportunities.
DSLBD intends to award up to $5,000 in reimbursable costs per business from the total $100,000 in available funding for Fiscal Year 2021. This grant will be operated as a reimbursement grant, awarded via lottery, to DC maker businesses that have met all eligibility requirements by the final deadline.

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FY 22 DC CLEAN TEAM: NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY (NOFA)

The District of Columbia’s (“DC” or “District”) Department of Small and Local Business Development (“DSLBD”) is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to manage a DC Clean Team Program in twenty-one service areas (“Service Areas”) throughout the District. The application submission deadline is Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 12:00 Noon.
 

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2021 Citywide Robust Retail Grants (NOFA & RFA)
 
The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) is excited to announce that we will be accepting applications for the 2021 Robust Retail: Citywide grants starting December 7, 2020 and closing January 28, 2021 at 2:00 PM EST.
 
A robust retail sector is critical to maintaining the vibrancy of DC neighborhoods, but due to market realities of the past year, retail businesses are under threat of business decline and closure. Thus the 2021 Robust Retail Citywide grant(s) support existing DC-based retail businesses maintaining operations and viability during the current small business crisis.
 
DSLBD intends to award up to $7,500 per business to 106 businesses from the total $800,000 in available funding for Fiscal Year 2021. This grant will be operated as a reimbursement grant, awarded via lottery, to DC retail businesses that have met all eligibility requirements by the final deadline.
 
 
 

The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to manage a DC Clean Team Program in four (4) Service Areas. The application submission deadline is Thursday, August 13th, 12:00 PM.

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DC CLEAN TEAM: REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS (RFA) - Updated August 11, 2020

The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) is soliciting grant applications from eligible applicants to operate and manage 2021 Clean Team Programs for the following service areas. Grants may be renewed for one year, in FY 2022, depending upon grantee performance. 

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DC CLEAN TEAM: NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY (NOFA) - ROUND 2

The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to manage a DC Clean Team Program in two (2) Service Areas (listed below).

  • Eastern Market
  • Ivy City

The application submission deadline is Thursday, September 17th, 12:00 PM.

Click Here To View NOFA


DREAM GRANTS: NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY (NOFA)

The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) is excited to announce that we will be soliciting applications for the 2021 Ward 7 and 8 Microbusiness Dream Grants starting August 15, 2020.

The grants are to provide business development support for the growth of microbusinesses in Wards 7 and 8. These microbusinesses must be appropriately licensed, have fewer than five (5) full-time employees, the business must be located in Ward 7 or 8, and Ward 7 or 8 residents must have majority ownership of the business.

DSLBD intends to award between 20 and 25 grants, of up $10,000 each, from the $200,000 in total available funding for 2021.

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DC MAIN STREET: NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY (NOFA) 

The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to operate two DC Main Streets programs. The application submission deadline is Tuesday, September 14th, 12:00 PM.

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DC MAIN STREET: REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS (RFA) - Updated August 24, 2020

The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) is soliciting applications from eligible applicants for designation as a DC Main Streets (DCMS) program, which includes a $175,000 grant, for each of the following commercial districts:

  • Chevy Chase (Ward 3)
  • Pennsylvania Avenue East (Ward 7)

Click Here To View RFA

Click Here To View Frequently Asked Questions for this RFA


DREAM GRANTS: REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS (RFA)

The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) is excited to announce that we will be soliciting applications for the 2021 Ward 7 and 8 Microbusiness Dream Grants starting August 15, 2020.

The grants are to provide business development support for the growth of microbusinesses in Wards 7 and 8. These microbusinesses must be appropriately licensed, have fewer than five (5) full-time employees, the business must be located in Ward 7 or 8, and Ward 7 or 8 residents must have majority ownership of the business.

Questions will only be answered in an information session, dates will be posted here: http://bit.ly/DSLBDeventbrite, or via email to [email protected]. The last day to ask questions is September 25, 2020 at 2pm.

The final deadline to submit an application is September 30, 2020 at 2pm. No exceptions.

Click Here To View RFA


DC CLEAN TEAM: REQUEST FOR APPLICATION (RFA) - ROUND 2

The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to manage a DC Clean Team Program in two (2) Service Areas (listed below).

  • Eastern Market
  • Ivy City

The application submission deadline is Thursday, September 17th, 12:00 PM.

Click Here To View RFA


 

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