About the BID

The Capitol Hill Business Improvement District (BID) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization focused on maintaining and beautifying Capitol Hill’s commercial streets and sidewalks and supporting local businesses by creating a clean and vibrant public environment. From marketing and community events, to streetscape improvements and economic development, the Capitol Hill BID has contributed to the vitality and quality of life on the Hill since its inception in 2003.

There is currently a total of eleven BIDs throughout the District of Columbia that have had an important impact on the renaissance of our Nation’s Capital. Although the Capitol Hill BID is not the largest BID by the numbers, it has established a leadership position in the community and was the first to pilot important initiatives such as public space recycling and work-rehabilitation programs.

View the BID Area Map

The Capitol Hill BID’s signature program is Ready, Willing and Working (RWW), which provides supportive services to more than 55 BID employees who were once homeless or formerly incarcerated. The program, founded in 2008, provides top-quality street cleaning services not only in Capitol Hill but, through contracts, a range of Main Street Programs and BIDs throughout the city.

The BID is led by a dynamic board of directors representing a cross section of Capitol Hill stakeholders, including merchants, tenants, property owners, cultural and nonprofit organizations and ex-officio representatives.

View the BID’s FY 2020 Budget