The District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), in partnership with the District of Columbia Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD), hereby announces funding availability for the Columbia Heights Small Business Assistance Program (“Program”), an initiative to be funded by Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funding and other District sources.
The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to solicit grant applications from qualified community-based non-profit organizations that propose to conduct eligible “Neighborhood Based Activities” within the DC USA Project Area, defined as the following geographic area that includes the following census tracts: 27.1; 28.1; 28.2; 29; 30; 31; 35; 36; and 37. Grant-eligible Neighborhood Based Activities include:
- Storefront Façade Improvement
- Small Business and Neighborhood Organization Development
The RFA includes a detailed definition of these grant-eligible activities.
Grant applications can be downloaded below and are available at DHCD, located at: 801 North Capitol Street NE, Washington, DC 20002 – 6th Floor Reception Desk. For additional information about this Program, please contact Lamont Lee of DHCD’s Residential and Community Services Division, at (202) 442-7161.
DHCD will host a pre-application conference for potential RFA respondents on Monday, October 29, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at DHCD, 801 N. Capitol Street, NE, 9th Floor. All potential applicants are encouraged to attend the conference.
The deadline for submission of grant applications is Friday, November 9, 2007, at 4:00 p.m.
The anticipated award date for funding under this notice is Friday, November 16, 2007.