To cultivate innovative regional coordination, design, and planning practices for accommodating federal offices in the Washington region over the next half-century.
Decisions about the form, nature, and location of federal work will have a tremendous influence on the long-term social, economic,
environmental, and cultural health of the region.
Developing an urban planning vision for how to locate and develop federal work places will require close collaboration with both public and private stakeholders.
The federal government seeks to encourage this effective regional coordination and plan intelligently, guided by mutual regional concerns such as sustainability, energy consumption, transportation infrastructure, security, new technologies, including those that facilitate telework opportunities, as well as the changing regional economics of land, housing, and workforce issues.In order to promote a guiding vision for the future of federal work in the Washington region, the General Services Administration's (GSA) Public Building Service (PBS) will award competitive grants in the range of $50,000 to $500,000 for coordination, planning, and research efforts that explore fundamental questions related to the form, location, and design of federal offices over the next 10 to 50 years in the National Capital Region.
The maximum aggregate value of the grants is $500,000.
Regarding the above, the government may choose to fund multiple proposals that take very different approaches to these issues, if such proposals meet the government's interests.