Code of the District of Columbia

§ 38–271.06. Funding.

(a) Local funding for pre-k programs shall not supplant any funding sources used prior to July 18, 2008, for education programs for children of pre-k age.

(b)(1)(A) For each provider that meets the high-quality standards established pursuant to this chapter, local funding shall be allocated in such a manner so that each provider receives:

(i) An amount equal to the per student funding formula, established pursuant to § 38-1804.01; and

(ii) A supplemental allocation equal to the supplemental allocation provided in § 38-2905.01 for each at-risk child enrolled in the provider's program.

(B) For the purposes of this paragraph, the term "at-risk" means a pre-K age child who is identified as one or more of the following:

(i) Homeless;

(ii) In the District's foster care system; or

(iii) Qualifies for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

(2) Local funding for a program under a quality-improvement plan may vary, in accordance with procedures established pursuant to § 38-271.02(b)(7).

(c)(1) The OSSE shall establish procedures for the local allocation of funds distributed pursuant to this section in the event that the amount appropriated is insufficient to fund all providers that meet the high-quality standards established by this chapter.

(2) From amounts appropriated under this section, OSSE may provide for all activities authorized by this chapter.


(July 18, 2008, D.C. Law 17-202, § 106, 55 DCR 6297; Aug. 1, 2017, D.C. Law 22-9, § 2, 64 DCR 5606.)