Code of the District of Columbia

§ 8–151.13a. CRIAC Assistance Fund.

(a) There is established as a special fund the Clean Rivers Impervious Area Charge Assistance Fund ("Fund"), which shall be administered by the Mayor in accordance with subsection (c) of this section.

(b) Revenue from the following sources shall be deposited in the Fund:

(1) Such amounts as may be appropriated to the Fund; and

(2) Any amounts appropriated in Fiscal Year 2019 for the implementation of the financial assistance programs authorized by § 34-2202.16b that remain unspent at the end of that fiscal year.

(c)(1) Money in the Fund shall be used to pay for the costs of implementing the financial assistance programs authorized by § 34-2202.16b.

(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1) of this subsection, during a period of time for which the Mayor has declared a public health emergency ("PHE") pursuant to § 7-2304.01, and for 105 calendar days thereafter, money in the Fund may be used to assist low-income residential customers located in the District of Columbia with the payment of an outstanding water bill balance; except, that not less than $1.26 million of funding allocated in the fiscal year in which the PHE occurs shall be reserved to assist nonprofit organizations located in the District with the payment of impervious area charges, pursuant to § 34-2202.16b(a), and not less than $360,000 of funding allocated in the fiscal year in which the PHE occurs shall be reserved to assist residential customers with the payment of impervious area charges, pursuant to § 34-2202.16b(b).

(d)(1) The money deposited into the Fund shall not revert to the unrestricted fund balance of the General Fund of the District of Columbia at the end of a fiscal year, or at any other time.

(2) Subject to authorization in an approved budget and financial plan, any funds appropriated in the Fund shall be continually available without regard to fiscal year limitation.


(Feb. 15, 2006, D.C. Law 16-51, § 113a; as added Sept. 11, 2019, D.C. Law 23-16, § 6062, 66 DCR 8621; June 8, 2020, D.C. Act 23-328, § 307(a), 67 DCR 7598.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 6062 of the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-112, Sept. 4, 2019, 66 DCR 11964).

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 6062 of the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-91, July 22, 2019, 66 DCR 8497).