REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS (RFA)
FY22 Outdoor Venue Activation Grant
RFA ID #: DMPED – FY22 OVAG
Release Date of RFA: Friday, March 4, 2022
Submission Deadline: Friday, March 18, 2022 at 4:00 pm
The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (“DMPED”) invites the submission of applications from qualified outdoor venues for the FY22 Outdoor Venue Activation Grant (“Outdoor Venue Activation Grant Program” or “Program”) pursuant to the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Limited Grant-Making Authority Act of 2012, effective September 12, 2012 (D.C. Law 19-168; D.C. Official Code § 1-328.04(t)). The purpose of the Program is to identify 4 – 5 outdoor venue spaces located in all four quadrants of the District, to host outdoor experiences curated by Program Participants (“Program Participants”) of the Encore Program (“Encore Program”). The Encore Program will support the District’s local creative community, event producers, and content makers by giving Program Participants an opportunity to curate outdoor events during the spring and summer of 2022. All Program Participants and events will be approved by the District through a separate application process in March 2022.
The Outdoor Venue Activation Grant Program will address the negative economic impact due to COVID-19 on the entertainment/event businesses, and the loss of jobs and income for those event producers and independent contractors. The Program will mitigate the revenue losses by creating new business opportunities and subsidizing the cost of event production at outdoor venue locations in the District.
The responsive proposal should provide an overview of their venue, capabilities, services offered, and available dates through September 30, 2022.
RFA - FY22 Outdoor Venue Activation Grant
To be considered for funding, applicants must apply online at the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development GrantVantage Online Application Portal.
For the application process, applicants will submit proposals using the online grant management system at: GrantVantage - Application Process.
Point of Contact: DMPED Grants TeamPhone: (202) 727-8111 E-mail: [email protected]