Capitol Hill Restoration Society

Funding Available for Tree Planting

Posted on February 26th, 2016

DOEE is seeking eligible entities to work with DOEE to develop and implement tree planting plans on school grounds, District parklands, and on other public spaces and private properties in the District. Application deadline is March 21, 2016. Successful grant applications will include working with the landholders and with the community as appropriate to develop planting plans for each parcel.  Grantees will then work with the landholders to plant all or a subset of the finalized planting plans. Successful grant applications will describe plans to engage the landholder in planting design, tree planting, and tree care.  The amount available for this RFA is approximately $742,500. This amount is subject to continuing availability of funding and approval by the appropriate agencies.

A person may obtain a copy of this RFA by any of the following means:

Download from the attachments available on the DDOE website.

Email a request to with “Request copy of RFA 2016-1602-WPD” in the subject line;

Pick up a copy in person from the DOEE reception desk, located at 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20002.  Call Steve Saari at (202) 535-2961 to make an appointment and mention this RFA by name; or

Write DOEE at 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20002, “Attn: Steve Saari RE:2016-1602-WPD” on the outside of the letter.

The deadline for application submissions is 3/21/2016, at 4:30 p.m.  Five hard copies must be submitted to the above address, and a complete electronic copy must be e-mailed to

A Pre-application meeting will be held on March 2, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at 1200 First Street N.E. Suite 500

For additional information regarding this RFA, please contact DOEE as instructed in the RFA document, at  You may also view the more information at Tree Canopy project.