2023 CBE Green Grant
The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) is excited to announce that it is accepting applications for the second round of Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) Green Contract Services Grants (“CBE Green”) for the Fiscal Year 2023. CBE Green, an initiative within DSLBD and funded by DOEE, will award grants to CBE service firms to provide critical back-office supports to other CBEs - certified small business enterprises (SBEs), resident-owned businesses (ROBs), or disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs) interested in pursuing contract and procurement opportunities with and similar to the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU), an entity committed to helping District residents, businesses, and institutions save money through energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. DSBLD seeks a market opportunities study, direct marketing to and of CBEs, and back-office direct services and training in topics and areas that would strengthen CBEs' preparedness and competitiveness for green energy-related procurement opportunities. The grant opens on October 19, 2022, and will close on December 2, 2022, at 2:00 PM (EST).
Deadline: Friday, December 2, 2022, at 2:00 PM
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2023 Food Waste Innovation Grant
The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) is excited to announce that we will be soliciting applications for the FY23 Food Waste Innovation Grants starting on October 24, 2022. These grants will provide support for restaurants, food manufacturers, shared commercial kitchens, and commercial corridors like Main Streets and Business Improvement Districts to minimize their food waste going to landfill and minimize urban rat populations. This will help businesses meet the goals of Sustainable DC and the future requirements of the Zero Waste Omnibus Act while reducing costs in both food purchasing and waste disposal expenses. Eligible applicants are food businesses that are appropriately licensed and with fewer than 25 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees. Nonprofits are also eligible when providing direct support for multiple eligible businesses.
DSLBD intends to award between 10 and 25 grants from the $300,000 available for direct grants.
Deadline: Thursday, December 22, 2022, at 2:00 PM
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