View the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) – FY2021 DC Local Equity, Access and Preservation Funds (DC LEAF)
Release Date: January 29, 2021
The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) assists the Mayor in the coordination, planning, supervision, and execution of economic development efforts in the District of Columbia with the goal of creating and preserving affordable housing, creating jobs, and increasing tax revenue. DMPED pursues policies and programs that create strong neighborhoods, expand and diversify the local economy, and provide residents with pathways to the middle class.
In April 2020, Mayor Bowser charged DMPED with leading the District Economic Recovery Team (DERT), an interagency effort that coordinates new programs and strategies to implement over the short-, intermediate- and long-term to support DC’s economic recovery from COVID19. DMPED will continue to move its real estate development portfolio forward in ways that strengthen communities and underserved areas and will continue to leverage all available economic development tools to bring fresh food, community services and retail, affordable housing, jobs and recreational spaces to neighborhoods.
Through this Notice of Funding Availability, DMPED is announcing the availability of approximately $5,185,000.00 in FY 2021 funding for its DC Local Equity, Access and Preservation Funds program (DC LEAF), contingent upon the availability of FY 2021 appropriations. DC LEAF incorporates three separate solicitations: (1) FY 2021 Neighborhood Prosperity Fund, (2) FY 2021 Nourish DC Fund, and (3) FY 2021 Locally Made Manufacturing Grant Program.