Code of the District of Columbia

Part W. Innovation Fund.


§ 1–325.221. Definitions.

For the purposes of this part, the term:

(1) “Fund” means the City Innovation Fund established in § 1-325.222.

(2) “Grant-managing entity” means the Greater Washington Community Foundation.


(Dec. 24, 2013, D.C. Law 20-61, § 1012, 60 DCR 12472; Apr. 25, 2018, D.C. Law 22-86, § 2(a), 65 DCR 2102.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) addition of this section, see § 1012 of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-130, July 30, 2013, 60 DCR 11384, 20 DCSTAT 1827).

For temporary (90 days) addition of this section, see § 1012 of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-204, October 17, 2013, 60 DCR 15341, 20 DCSTAT 2311).

Short Title

Section 1011 of D.C. Law 20-61 provided that Subtitle B of Title I of the act may be cited as the “Innovation Fund Establishment Act of 2013”.

Editor's Notes

Applicability of D.C. Law 20-61: Section 11001 of D.C. Law 20-61 provided that, except as otherwise provided, the act shall apply as of October 1, 2013.


§ 1–325.222. Innovation Fund.

(a)(1) There is established as a special fund the City Innovation Fund ("Fund") to provide subgrants to nonprofit organizations in education, job training, health, services for seniors, arts, public safety, and the environment.

(2) 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.

(3) 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.

(b)(1) The Mayor shall make one or more grants to the grant-managing entity from the Fund, which shall be used to make subgrants for the purpose of promoting a growing economy, education improvement, increasing sustainability, and improving the quality of life for all residents.

(2) Any costs to the District to administer the grant funds shall be paid out of the Fund.

(3) Up to 6% of each disbursement from the Fund to the grant-managing entity may be utilized by the grant-managing entity for administrative expenses and evaluation of the Fund.

(c) The Fund is designed to provide subgrants to nonprofits in education, job training, health, services for seniors, arts, public safety, and the environment. The funds shall be available for conveyance to a grant-managing entity for the purposes identified in subsection (b) of this section.

(d) Subgrants shall be awarded, subject to the availability of funding, as follows:

(1) All subgrants shall be awarded on a competitive basis;

(2) The subgrants shall not exceed $200,000 per year;

(3) Capacity-building subgrants are one-time and can be carried over for a maximum of 3 years;

(4) Program-development subgrants are limited to a maximum of 3 years and contingent on first-year grant outcomes;

(5) The subgrant funds shall be used exclusively to serve District of Columbia residents;

(6) Independent review panels shall be used as part of the subgrant selection process; and

(7) All subgrants shall be subject to District transparency requirements, such as Freedom of Information Act requests.

(e) The Fund shall be administered pursuant to the requirements set forth in part B of subchapter XII-A of this chapter [§ 1-328.11 et seq.].

(f) The Fund shall be overseen by the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services; provided, that the Chief Financial Officer shall assign an individual agency-level code for the Fund in the District's financial system.

(g) Not Funded.


(Dec. 24, 2013, D.C. Law 20-61, § 1013, 60 DCR 12472; Apr. 25, 2018, D.C. Law 22-86, § 2(b), 65 DCR 2102.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-325.221 and § 1-325.223.

Applicability

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-86: § 3 of D.C. Law 22-86 provided that the addition of subsection (g) of this section by § 2(b) of D.C. Law 22-86 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) addition of this section, see § 1013 of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-130, July 30, 2013, 60 DCR 11384, 20 DCSTAT 1827).

For temporary (90 days) addition of this section, see § 1013 of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-204, October 17, 2013, 60 DCR 15341, 20 DCSTAT 2311).

Editor's Notes

Applicability of D.C. Law 20-61: Section 11001 of D.C. Law 20-61 provided that, except as otherwise provided, the act shall apply as of October 1, 2013.


§ 1–325.223. Required information before approval.

(a) To be eligible to receive a subgrant from the grant-managing entity pursuant to § 1-325.222, a subgrantee shall submit the following required documentation to the grant-managing entity as well as any additional information required by the grant-managing entity:

(1) Internal Revenue Service certification that the organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, approved August 16, 1954 (68A Stat. 163; 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3));

(2)(A) The organization’s most recent financial audit, not more than 2 years old; or

(B) A recent financial statement, not more than one year old, prepared by a certified accountant that shows that the organization is in good financial standing and which delineates its:

(i) Existing assets and liabilities;

(ii) Pending lawsuits, if any; and

(iii) Pending and final judgments, if any;

(3) Internal Revenue Service Form 990 covering the organization’s most recently completed fiscal year;

(4) A notarized statement from the subgrantee certifying that:

(A) The organization is current on District and federal taxes;

(B) The grant-managing entity is authorized to verify the organization’s tax status with the Office of Tax and Revenue and the Office of Tax and Revenue is authorized to release this information to the grant-managing entity;

(C) The grant-managing entity shall have access to the financial, administrative, and operational records, including specific consent for the grant-managing entity to access its books, accounts, records, findings, and documents related to the subgrant; and

(D) The subgrantee is registered with the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs; and

(5) A comprehensive program statement that includes a detailed:

(A) Scope of work; and

(B) Budget that describes how the subgrant funds shall be spent.


(Dec. 24, 2013, D.C. Law 20-61, § 1014, 60 DCR 12472.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) addition of this section, see § 1014 of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-130, July 30, 2013, 60 DCR 11384, 20 DCSTAT 1827).

For temporary (90 days) addition of this section, see § 1014 of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-204, October 17, 2013, 60 DCR 15341, 20 DCSTAT 2311).

Editor's Notes

Applicability of D.C. Law 20-61: Section 11001 of D.C. Law 20-61 provided that, except as otherwise provided, the act shall apply as of October 1, 2013.


§ 1–325.224. Reporting requirements.

Beginning January 2, 2015, the grant-managing entity shall submit an annual report to the Mayor and the Council of all District funds allocated, which includes:

(1) Detailed subgrantee data;

(2) Performance measures and performance outcomes under each subgrant;

(3) The specific services provided under each subgrant;

(4) The entity providing the services, if one other than the subgrantee;

(5) The time period of delivery of the services;

(6) The type of service provided;

(7) The actual amount paid for the services; and

(8) The amount of other expenditures under the subgrant, if any.


(Dec. 24, 2013, D.C. Law 20-61, § 1015, 60 DCR 12472.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) addition of this section, see § 1015 of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-130, July 30, 2013, 60 DCR 11384, 20 DCSTAT 1827).

For temporary (90 days) addition of this section, see § 1015 of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-204, October 17, 2013, 60 DCR 15341, 20 DCSTAT 2311).

Editor's Notes

Applicability of D.C. Law 20-61: Section 11001 of D.C. Law 20-61 provided that, except as otherwise provided, the act shall apply as of October 1, 2013.


§ 1–325.225. Authorization for grant-managing entity.

The grant-managing entity shall be required to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") with the District of Columbia government. The MOU shall set forth certain administrative requirements for the grant-managing entity to abide by when it obtains District funds and awards subgrants involving District funds, and will clarify and reaffirm the grant-managing entity's responsibility and obligation with respect to District funds, including the monitoring of the use of District funds.


(Dec. 24, 2013, D.C. Law 20-61, § 1016, 60 DCR 12472; Apr. 25, 2018, D.C. Law 22-86, § 2(c), 65 DCR 2102.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-325.221.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) addition of this section, see § 1016 of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-130, July 30, 2013, 60 DCR 11384, 20 DCSTAT 1827).

For temporary (90 days) addition of this section, see § 1016 of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-204, October 17, 2013, 60 DCR 15341, 20 DCSTAT 2311).

Editor's Notes

Applicability of D.C. Law 20-61: Section 11001 of D.C. Law 20-61 provided that, except as otherwise provided, the act shall apply as of October 1, 2013.


§ 1–325.226. Limitation on duplicative projects.

(a) The grant-managing entity shall take steps to avoid awarding subgrants to a nonprofit that has been awarded or is being awarded funds from the DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation (“Trust”) for the same or similar program purposes for which it is applying for funding from the Fund.

(b) Within 30 days after the effective date of the MOU, the grant-managing entity shall provide to the Mayor, or his or her designee, and the Council, a plan that sets forth procedures for avoiding the award of duplicative funds from the Trust and the Fund.


(Dec. 24, 2013, D.C. Law 20-61, § 1017, 60 DCR 12472.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) addition of this section, see § 1017 of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-130, July 30, 2013, 60 DCR 11384, 20 DCSTAT 1827).

For temporary (90 days) addition of this section, see § 1017 of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-204, October 17, 2013, 60 DCR 15341, 20 DCSTAT 2311).

Editor's Notes

Applicability of D.C. Law 20-61: Section 11001 of D.C. Law 20-61 provided that, except as otherwise provided, the act shall apply as of October 1, 2013.