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Request for Applications (RFA) FY2018 Creative Economy Initiative Grant


FY2018 Creative Economy Initiative Grant

Release Date of RFA:            December 1, 2017
Grant Identification No.:       DMPED - CEI – 018- 401162
Submission Deadline:           January 2, 2018 at 4PM

Please note that all applications must be submitted electronically. Incomplete applications or those submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (“DMPED”) is seeking to support DC’s creative economy and market the District in line with the District’s Economic Strategy, which can be found at To this end, DMPED is soliciting grant applications from qualified businesses that seek to promote the District through a multimedia project that highlights the District of Columbia. Funding for this program is authorized from the Economic Development Special Account, per D.C. Official Code §2-1225.21(d). Total funding available for this grant program in Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) is $500,000.

Length of Award:
Date of grant execution through September 30, 2018.

Anticipated Number of Awards:
DMPED will award one grant of up to a maximum of $500,000.

Eligibility Criteria:
Eligible applicants for this grant are multimedia businesses with a track record of creating media that is distributed nationally. Eligible applicants must be a District registered business or organization in Good Standing with the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA), the DC Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR), the DC Department of Employment Services (DOES), and the federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Submission Details:
Please submit your complete application (including attachments) through the ZoomGrants portal on the website for the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (“DMPED”):


Application Link:

Submission Guidelines:
All applications must be submitted via the GiftsOnline application system. Please submit all attachments in PDF format.

Applications must be submitted electronically no later than January 2, 2018 at 4:00pm. All applications will be recorded upon receipt. Applications received after 4:00pm sharp on January 2, 2018 will not be considered or forwarded to the review panel for consideration. Unless requested by DMPED, any additions or deletions to an application will not be accepted after the specified deadline. DMPED is not responsible for unreadable, incomplete, and/or out of order submissions.

Contact Name:
LaToyia Hampton, Grants Manager;  [email protected];  202.724.8111

Deadline for Electronic Submission:
Applicants must submit a completed online application to DMPED via the GiftsOnline system by January 2, 2018 at 4:00 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.

Application Link: