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About the NoMa BID

The NoMa Business Improvement District (NoMa BID) is the driving force behind the transformation and vitality of one of D.C.’s most dynamic neighborhoods. The BID is dedicated to enhancing the overall quality of life and economic vitality of the NoMa neighborhood through innovative programs, strategic partnerships, and community engagement initiatives. The NoMa BID was created by the Council of the District of Columbia and Mayor in March 2007. The NoMa BID is funded through a special assessment collected from property owners within a 35-block area.

Our Services

Planning & Economic Development

The BID works with D.C. government agencies, developers, architects, community groups, and others to bring the best urban design and planning practices to NoMa as the neighborhood builds out, to encourage sustainability and walkability, and to create welcoming, vibrant places. We also monitor a wide variety of economic and real estate data; keep tabs on residential, commercial, and retail development in the neighborhood; conduct research; beautify the neighborhood with public art; and much more.

Business Resources

To help local businesses thrive, the BID offers a variety of resources, including a quarterly B2B networking event, the NoMa Business Social, and a microgrant program called the NoMa Retail Opportunity Fund.

Public Safety

The BID coordinates with the Metropolitan Police Department and other agencies and organizations to improve neighborhood safety. Every month, the BID office hosts a public safety meeting on the second Tuesday from 2-3 p.m.


The NoMa BID Ambassadors work seven days a week, maintaining infrastructure and public spaces; assisting the DC Department of Transportation with the upkeep of the Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT); assisting the DC Department of Parks & Recreation with the maintenance of public parks in NoMa and Eckington; providing landscaping services throughout the neighborhood; assisting with snow response; and keeping the streets and sidewalks of NoMa clean.

Outreach to People Experiencing Homelessness

The NoMa BID partners with DC non-profit, the h3 Project, to provide intensive, individualized outreach and services to persons experiencing homelessness in NoMa. The h3 Project, founded by Dr. Ami Angell, is dedicated to creatively addressing homelessness and human trafficking by meeting people where they are and helping them along in their journey.


The BID operates an extensive marketing program to promote the neighborhood of NoMa and its many businesses and attractions. The program currently includes this informative website; a twice-monthly e-newsletter; place branding; banners; social media initiatives on Facebook, X, LinkedIn, and Instagram; public relations; and more.


The BID organizes dozens of free events each year to activate the neighborhood and build community, including outdoor movies; an autumnal pumpkin giveaway and festival; a spring cherry blossom celebration; Bike to Work Day; and much more. We also maintain an online calendar of NoMa community events to keep people informed about what else is going on in the neighborhood.

Employment Opportunities

Join our team! The NoMa Business Improvement District is now hiring! View our open jobs and apply.

Join us at NoMa's Farmers Market every Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at Third Street between M & N Streets, NE.