Author: Jay Wilson, RA, LEED AP BD+C  Published: Date: Tue, Oct 9, 2018

The District of Columbia Green Finance Authority Establishment Act of 2017 (GFA bill) was unanimously approved by the Council of the District of Columbia (Council) in June 2018 and completed Congressional review on August 22, 2018. The Act will establish the District of Columbia Green Finance Authority (GFA or DC Green Bank) as an innovative quasi-public instrumentality of the District government that will facilitate private investment in clean energy technology and green infrastructure by leveraging private capital, removing upfront costs, and increasing the efficiency of public investment in sustainability.

The District Department of Energy and Environment, Office of the Director is pleased to announce the publication of a Request for Proposals seeking one or more grantees to identify, formulate, and develop the critical deliverables necessary to lay the groundwork for the DC Green Bank, building on work completed over the last year. Successful applicants will provide innovative and thoughtful solutions to the following challenges:

What steps, tools, and information are needed to prepare for the successful launch of the Green Bank and how can the grantee assist DOEE and the DC Green Bank in conducting those activities?

The deadline for applications is November 5th, at 4:30pm. The Request for Application and support documents can be found on the DOEE website, https://doee.dc.gov/node/1360726. Additional information and questions may be emailed to 2018GFAdevelopment.grants@dc.gov.

An informational Conference Call and opportunity for Question and Answers will be held on 10/11/2018, at 11:00 a.m. The call-in number is: 1-877-784-3995; and Conference Code is: 3127831.