Applicant Info and Eligibility

Applicant Information

2020 Competition

The Department published the Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for a competition for new awards on February 13, 2020. The deadline for applications is March 30, 2020.


Please note that the OSP Application Package is for applicants to download and use as guides only. Unless the applicant qualifies for an exception to the electronic submission requirement, all OSP grant applications must be submitted electronically via See the NIA for information about how to submit an application for the OSP competition.


Who May Apply: (by category) Nonprofit Organizations, Other Organizations and/or Agencies

Who May Apply: (specifically)

  1. An education entity of the District of Columbia government
  2. A nonprofit organization; or
  3. A consortium of nonprofit organizations may apply.

Note: To receive an award under this program, an applicant must ensure that a majority of the members of its voting board or governing organization are residents of the District of Columbia.