Code of the District of Columbia

§ 10–1202.03a(Perm). Assistance for excluded workers.

(a) During the public health emergency declared in the Mayor's order dated March 11, 2020 and any extensions thereof, the Washington Convention and Sports Authority shall issue, subject to the availability of funds, grants or contracts to nonprofit entities to use to provide cash assistance to District residents who are otherwise excluded from District and federal aid related to COVID-19. To qualify for cash assistance from grants or contracts awarded pursuant to this section, a District resident shall:

(1)(A) Be ineligible for unemployment insurance or federal COVID-19 relief; and

(B) Be ineligible for TANF or other government cash assistance programs not related to the COVID-19 pandemic; or

(2) Be a returning citizen, as defined by § 24-1301(5), who would not otherwise qualify under paragraph (1) of this subsection and whose incarceration ended not more than 6 months before receiving assistance.

(b) Any entity receiving a grant or contract pursuant to this section may use no more than 10% of the grant for administrative expenses incurred from administering the cash assistance program.

(c) Cash assistance provided to eligible individuals pursuant to this section shall not be considered in determining eligibility for any means-tested programs administered by the District.

(d) For the purposes of this section the term:

(1) "COVID-19" means the disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

(2) COVID-19 relief" means federal monetary assistance, including tax credits, provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, approved March 27, 2020 (134 Stat. 281; 15 U.S.C. § 9001 et seq.).


(Sept. 28, 1994, D.C. Law 10-188, § 203a; Dec. 3, 2020, D.C. Law 23-149, § 7212.)