CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS GRANT PROGRAM UPDATE
Thank you for your participation in the Events DC Cultural Institution Grant Program RFP # 20-S-003-628. As you are aware, Events DC had initially intended to announce grant awards by April 10, 2020. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its severe impact on Events DC operations as well as the hospitality industry as a whole, Events DC has had to prioritize its COVID-19 response efforts. As a result, we are currently re-evaluating the grant program inclusive of its scope and availability of funding. At this time, we are putting the solicitation on hold until we have determined how we will proceed. We are aware of and understand the need for funding for the District’s cultural institutions. As we continue to revise our financial plan for the remainder of FY20 given the on-going impact of the COVID-19 crisis, we anticipate making a decision about the Cultural Institutional Grant Program within the next two weeks.