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Dear neighbor,

Earlier this month I voted to pass the Secure DC omnibus bill, which addresses a breadth of public safety initiatives. The mayor signed both permanent and emergency versions of the bill, which means provisions of the law take effect immediately. For example, as of Monday, March 18, Metro Transit Police officers are now able to issue fines of up to $100 or arrest people who refuse to pay for rides. Previously they were only able to ask fare evaders to pay their fare or leave the station. While other aspects of Secure DC will take time to implement, we are already seeing results from the legislation.

Before the Council’s next legislative meeting on Tuesday, April 2, I hope to see you at my office’s Workday in the Ward in Spring Valley, where we’ll be joined by various District agencies. Continue reading for more details on this monthly event, a chance to receive free Nats tickets, and application information for the new e-bike voucher program.


Matt Frumin

Ward 3 Councilmember

March Workday in the Ward

This month’s Workday in the Ward will be next Thursday, March 28, at Compass Coffee, 4850 Massachusetts Avenue NW in Spring Valley. From 8 am to 5 pm, my team will be there to meet constituents, answer questions, and provide connections to government and community resources. See the schedule to speak with me, members of my team, and representatives from District departments:

8 – 10 am

Coffee with the Councilmember

10 – 11 am


Office of the Attorney General

Mayor’s Office of Community Relations and Services

11 am – 12 pm

Department of Licensing and Consumer Protection

Department of Buildings

1 – 2 pm

Department of Public Works Solid Waste Education and Enforcement Program

2 – 4 pm

District Department of Transportation

3 – 4 pm

Department of Parks and Recreation

FY25 Budget Season Update

The Council anticipated receiving the mayor’s Fiscal Year 2025 budget proposal on Wednesday, March 20, but received word on Monday that the budget submission will be delayed. I will provide updates through social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) as soon as my office has new information on the timeline for the budget and budget hearings. Updated information, including how to sign up to submit testimony, will be available here.

DDOT Launches the E-Bike Incentive Program on April 1

The District Department of Transportation has launched the District E-Bike Incentive Program, a result of legislation I co-introduced with Councilmember Charles Allen. This program helps District residents purchase an e-bike through vouchers worth up to $2,000 that may be used toward an e-bike, cargo bike, e-bike maintenance, or other qualified accessories to be redeemed at select bike retailers. The first application window will open April 1 to April 15 for District residents enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Medicaid, or the DC Healthcare Alliance. If funds are not expended in the first round, a second window will open to all residents. 

More Information & Application

HumanitiesDC Opens Grants for Humanities-Focused Nonprofits

HumanitiesDC’s Cycle 2 grant opportunities are now open through May 1 for DC-based nonprofits. Grants up to $25,000 are available to fund capacity-building projects, youth in humanities, and general operating expenses for organizations serving young people ages 11 to 24.

More Information & Application

Reminder for Metro’s Reduced Fare Programs

Metro riders can receive a reduced fare if they are 65 or older, receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, or have a qualifying disability. Metro also has the After-Hours Commuter Service Program for employees needing to travel between midnight and 4 am. 

Learn About the Reduced Fare Programs

Nationals’ Home Opener Tickets Available

The Washington Nationals have generously allocated a limited supply of tickets for Ward 3 residents to the baseball team's home opener on Monday, April 1, at Nationals Park. If you would like to attend the 4:05 pm game, submit your information. Tickets will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and a member of my team will email you if you are selected.

Submit Your Information for Tickets

Matt on the Move

Last week, I attended the inauguration of Dr. Maurice D. Edington as the University of the District of Columbia’s President. “We want to be a world-class flagship university for the nation’s capital, a national model for student success, workforce economic mobility, a research and innovation hub to solve the District’s most critical challenges, and a university that unites all of its stakeholders,” Edington said on Thursday. I admire his goals for UDC and the District, and I will remain committed to supporting President Edington in achieving this vision.

Earlier this week, I walked to the National Mall where WMATA General Manager Randy Clarke introduced the Fleet of the Future. The expo includes an 8000-series train mock-up with its open gangway design, a new 60-foot electric bus, and a pop-up shop of Metro’s merchandise. Visitors can explore from 9 am to 5 pm daily through Wednesday, April 3, on the National Mall at the intersection of 12th Street and Madison Drive, NW.

Have a Ward 3 Service Request?

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or requests you may have. My Constituent Services team is here to help.

Submit a Constituent Services Request

Government & Community Calendar

Advisory Neighborhood Commission Meetings

  • ANC3A: Tuesday, April 16, 7 pm, at the McLean Gardens Ballroom and Zoom 
  • ANC3B: Thursday, April 11, 7 pm, Zoom 
  • ANC3C: Wednesday, April 17, 7 pm, Zoom 
  • ANC3D: Wednesday, April 1, 7 pm, Zoom 
  • ANC3E: Thursday, April 11, 7:30 pm, Zoom 
  • ANC3F: Tuesday, April 16, 7 pm, Zoom 
  • ANC3/4G: Monday, March 25, 7 pm, at Chevy Chase Community Center and Zoom
Find Your ANC Here

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will have a virtual public meeting about the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) from 1 to 2 pm on Thursday, March 28. DDOT received federal NEVI funding to invest in Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) and to build Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC) stations throughout the District. At this meeting, DDOT will share information about its upcoming NEVI Request for Applications (RFA) where organizations can apply for funding to install, operate, and maintain DCFC stations in the District along designated Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFCs). DDOT will also share information about its Partnership Facilitation Tool, a resource to connect potential NEVI site hosts to potential applicants. Join this webinar to learn more about the grant opportunity and connect with potential application partners. 

The Healthy Homes Fair will be on Saturday, April 6, from 1 to 5 pm, at DC Armory. Attendees will be able to explore the products, services, and incentives available to use in housing infrastructure and tools to combat climate change while increasing health and comfort. Expect more than 50 exhibitors, an appliance “petting zoo,” an e-bike party, a bouncy castle for the kids, food trucks, and much more.

Cleveland Park Main Street will celebrate the grand opening of the Cleveland Park Promenade from 4 to 6 pm on Saturday, April 6, on the 3400 block of Connecticut Avenue NW. Formerly known as the Cleveland Park Service Lane, the Promenade now boasts ample sidewalks, seating, and dining options.

Thank you for taking the time to read this week’s newsletter. If you have thoughts about what else you would like to see in these email updates and our social media, please directly contact tcogan@dccouncil.gov.

Councilmember Matt Frumin

1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Suite 408


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