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Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) FY2019 Legacy Business Grant


FY2019 Legacy Business Grant

Grant Identification No.: DMPED – BD019 - 2321

Background Information: The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) invites the submission of applications for Legacy Business Grant. Pursuant to the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Limited Grant-Making Authority Amendment Act 2016, effective October 8, 2016 (D.C. Law 21-160; D.C. Official Code § 1-328.04); and from the Economic Development Special Account pursuant to D.C. Official Code §2-1225.21.

Purpose of Grant Program: The purpose of the Legacy Business Grant is to support the retention and expansion of businesses that have been established in the District of Columbia for more than 25 years that are located or are looking to locate in retail priority areas.

Length of Award: Date of grant execution through September 30, 2019.

Anticipated Number of Awards: DMPED will award 1 or more grants for an aggregate total of $1,500,000.00

Eligibility Criteria
An existing business with 25 or more years in the District whose business location(s) is/are either within, and/or plans to move to a Great Street Corridor are eligible (see map at:

Applicant examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Retail Store – clothing, jewelry, toys, electronics, hardware
  • Cafes
  • Grocery Stores
  • Drugstores/Pharmacies
  • Sit Down Restaurants (including fast-casuals)
  • Coffee Shops
  • Medical Offices (doctor, dentist, chiropractor, urgent care)
  • Professional office space

Ineligible businesses: Adult Entertainment, Auto Body Shops, Financial Institutions, Construction/General Contracting, Home-Based Businesses, Non-Profit Child Development Centers, Hotels, Phone Stores, and Real Estate Development/Property Management Realtor

For additional eligibility requirements and exclusions, please review the Request for Application (RFA) which will be posted on Friday, June 21, 2019.

Availability of RFA: The grant application will be released on June 21, 2019. The RFA will be posted on DMPED’s website (,

Grant Information Sessions: DMPED will host at least one informational session. Once confirmed, details about the informational session(s) will be posted on DMPED’s website.

Contact Name:
LaToyia Hampton, Grants Manager
[email protected]

Deadline for Electronic Submission: Applicants must submit a completed online application to DMPED via the GiftsOnline system by Monday, July 22, 2019, at 12:00 PM.

DMPED reserves the right to issue addenda and/or amendments subsequent to the issuance of the NOFA or RFA, or to rescind the NOFA or RFA.