The Chesapeake Bay Trust and the District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment are excited to announce the District of Columbia Donation and Reuse Award Program. The goal of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to increase diversion of reusable material, through programs, services, outreach, and education. The Donation and Reuse Program represents an increased investment of resources towards source reduction and reuse, which is prioritized above all else in the District’s Waste Hierarchy.
This award program seeks to provide funding to projects that reduce needless waste and increase diversion of reusable material, including edible food, from landfills and incineration through donation or reuse.
What this funds:
The purpose of the Donation and Reuse awards are to provide funding for donation and reuse projects, programs, and services for increased donation and reuse opportunities of materials otherwise headed to the waste stream in the District. The awards may also fund education and engagement efforts to increase the public’s understanding of the importance of donation and reuse and increase awareness of current donation and reuse opportunities and best practices. See the RFA for more information on eligible project types.
Who can apply: The funding partners welcome requests from nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations, government agencies, universities/educational institutions, or private enterprises. If located outside of the District, application must clearly show how proposal serves District residents, businesses, and/or other entities. See the RFA for full list of eligible applicants.
How much can be awarded: Up to $15,000.
Is match required? In-kind and Cash match is not required but can be included, if necessary, to accomplish project goals.
Grant Application Process: The Chesapeake Bay Trust’s award applications are all submitted through an online system, using the “New Award” button to the right.
Grant Application Budget Forms: Applicants are required to submit a budget using the Financial Management Spreadsheet found here.
For more resources, including information on reusables, please see the Resources for Applicants page.
Start a New Application
Get started with a new application
Manage an Existing Award
Manage an existing grant
View the Donation and Reuse Award Program and Application and Grant Writing Workshop Recordings
Watch the Donation and Reuse Information Session Recording
Watch the District of Columbia Small and Accessible Sustainability Award Programs Application and Grant Writing Workshop Recording