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What will be the requirements for DC employers with the upcoming vaccination for COVID-19? What is known thus far about the vaccination? Join Think Local First DC and GMP LLP for this very necessary webinar, as we continue to deal with the coronavirus pandemic and dissemination of the vaccination in the District. Facilitators:  Dr. Michael LeNoir, Former President, National Medical Association and Thomas Martin, Partner, GMP LLP.
Local Spotlight

Anafare Pizza Pop Up

If the pizzas at Anafre sound more like tacos, Chef Alfredo Solis’ mission is accomplished. The restaurateur, who worked at pizzerias as a teen, is making Mexican-inspired pies using dough containing a little maseca (corn flour). He tops most of them with Chihuahua and Oaxacan cheeses, sauces made from chiles, and, after baking, fresh toppings like diced avocado and pico de gallo. Visit at

DC Vaccine Distribution
Beginning on Thursday, February 18, individuals who work in a grocery store setting, health and human services and social services outreach, manufacturing, and food packaging will become eligible to book vaccination appointments through or the Call Center.

The Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) invites the submission of proposals for the Neighborhood Prosperity Fund (NPF).  NPF incentivizes community development, economic growth, and job creation by leveraging local funds to provide gap financing for projects that attract private investment to distressed communities. Applications are due by March 15th. Learn more and apply here!

Grant Applications Open: Events DC
If you are a DC-based nonprofit organization interested in grant funding for programs or projects that support youth-focused sports, performing, or cultural arts, check out the Events DC Community Grants. The application is due March 1st, so learn more and apply here.

Marketing: Destination DC Advertising Campaign
Destination DC (DDC), the official destination marketing organization for Washington, DC, and Events DC, the District's official convention and sports authority, have issued an RFP for creative services to create a multi-channel advertising recovery campaign aimed at driving visitation to Washington, DC and resuscitating the city's strained hospitality industry in the midst and wake of COVID-19. Read the full Press Release to learn more.

Economy: DC's $552B Budget Surplus
Yesim Taylor, the executive director of the DC policy Center explains that the DC budget surplus in 2020 was due to an underestimation of city tax revenues, which fell by $290 million instead of the projected $722 million. According to Taylor’s analysis, the city still spent more money than it raised last year, it just used up less of its reserves than it had planned on.  Read more from the Washingtonian.

ICYMI: Love Letters
The New York Times collected love letters to small businesses. Read four of those letters here.

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