Instructions: Interested applicants must fill out and submit the Community Grant Application to Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B at 4B@anc.dc.gov and the Office of Advisory Neighborhood Commissions at OANCS@dc.gov. If possible, applicants should communicate with a specific Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B Commissioner or Commissioners regarding completing and transmitting the application, as well as next steps.
Timeline for Applications & Awards: Applicants must submit the Community Grant Application by September 30 to be considered for a grant award during that calendar year. Any Commissioner can invite an eligible applicant to present at the Commission’s October meeting and move for a vote to award a grant following a presentation at that meeting.
The Commission will consider grant applications for time-sensitive projects that do not fit within this timeline on an ad hoc basis. Such consideration is within the Commission’s discretion.
Grant Award Amounts: Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B sets its budget and tentative grant award amounts in October. Grant award amounts are typically limited to $500.
Commission Grantmaking Goals: Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B will review grant applications in accordance with the statutory requirements contained in DC Code §1-309.13(m), including whether the applicant organization is public in nature and whether the grant project would benefit individuals who reside or work within the geographic boundaries of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B.
Grant Recipient Requirements: Grant recipients are required to submit a grant report within sixty (60) days from the time the grant funds are provided, and every ninety (90) days thereafter as long as any funds are unspent. The report should be sent to Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B at 4B@anc.dc.gov and the Office of Advisory Neighborhood Commissions at OANCS@dc.gov.
The grant report must include a statement of use explaining exactly how the grant funds were actually spent, as well as details regarding the project’s outcome, including how well the project met its stated goals, any obstacles encountered during the project and how they were overcome, and the lasting impact, if any, of the project.
Failure to submit a grant report will jeopardize the applicant’s ability to receive additional Advisory Neighborhood Commission grants in the future.