FY 2022– DC LOCALLY MADE MANUFACTURING GRANT
Grant Identification No.: DMPED – FY22-03 LCLMADE
RFA Release Date: Friday, February 25, 2022
Submission Deadline: Friday, March 25, 2022 at 4:00 PM
The Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) invites the submission of proposals for the DC Local Equity, Access and Preservation Funds – Locally Made Manufacturing Grant Program (“Locally Made”) 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); “Great Streets Neighborhood Retail Priority Area Amendment Act of 2013” effective October 1, 2013 (D.C. Code § 2-1217.73b); DMPED will award up to a maximum of $500,000.00 to grantees under this program.
Purpose: The Office of the Deputy Mayor recognizes manufacturing supply chains have become more complicated due to multiple suppliers, challenging international trade and import and export regulations, and the rapid acceleration of e-commerce demands and absorption, and the exacerbation of the COVID-19 global pandemic and public health emergency. Supply chains were distressed and, in some cases, disrupted. There is increasing need to manufacture and procure consumer goods locally. Locally Made incentivizes and bolsters the Great Streets initiative to grow the District’s local small business economy and bolster neighborhoods with inadequate access to retail opportunities. The purpose of the Great Streets Initiative is to transform certain designated emerging commercial corridors into thriving, walkable, shoppable and inviting neighborhood experiences. DMPED invests in 13 retail priority areas, “Great Streets Corridors,” with the goal of creating livable, walkable, shoppable, community-serving retail experiences across all eight wards. The Great Streets Initiative does this by supporting existing businesses, attracting new businesses, increasing the District’s tax base, and creating new job opportunities for District residents. DMPED believes that the industrial sector can and will flourish in the District, increase employment opportunities for local residents, and offer light manufacturing opportunities that provide economic stability, mitigate blight, and add vibrancy to our designated Great Streets corridors. The Locally Made Manufacturing grant will support qualified small businesses for the capital or tenant improvements of commercial property with a designated industrial use.
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.
- Applications will be submitted online through the GrantVantage system. Applicants will be required to follow a series of steps to submit their application:
1. Create an Applicant Profile
2. Answer applicant questions
3. Complete a Budget Template
- Applicants will send technical support questions to GrantVantage at [email protected]. Technical assistance will be available during business hours 9:00 am - 6:00 pm EST.
- For questions about the grant content, applicants will submit questions to [email protected].
Virtual Information Session is scheduled for March 18, 2022 at 10:00AM