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Effective January 2022, the Office of Public Records will suspend public research hours for walk-in researchers to the 1300 Naylor Court NW location. This location will remain open to requests from the public via our [email protected] portal to researchers. Any appointments that have been scheduled during the January 2022 time period will be rescheduled. Thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to serving you via our [email protected] portal or by telephone at (202) 671-1105.

For Notary Services: Contact (202) 727-3117, Open for walk-in 9 am - 1 pm, Monday-Friday, except holidays, Location: 441 4th Street, NW.

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New Application Deadline for the 2022 DC Democracy Grant

Monday, January 3, 2022
Submission Deadline Extended to January 7, 2022

The due date for submitting applications for the 2022 Grant to promote District of Columbia Voting Rights and Statehood, originally scheduled for Monday, January 3, has been changed to Noon on Friday, January 7, 2022.


The Secretary of the District has extended the original deadline to allow additional time for submissions after Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a Snow Emergency in Washington, DC January 3.  The new deadline reflects the revised Request for Applications published in the DC Register and released on Friday, December 3, 2021.


Non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for the DC Democracy Grant, designed to strengthen support for democracy for citizens of the District by promoting activities that promote voting representation in Congress, DC Statehood, and full legislative and budget autonomy for the District of Columbia.