Code of the District of Columbia

Chapter 7B-iv. Families First DC Program.


§ 7–758.01. Families First DC.

(a) The Mayor may award grants to non-profit organizations to support the establishment and operation of Families First DC centers in District neighborhoods.

(b) In providing funding to support Families First DC success centers, priority shall be given to neighborhoods that have:

(1) Disparities related to social determinants of health;

(2) A need for community stabilization efforts; and

(3) Disproportionate numbers of substantiated cases of child abuse and neglect.

(c) Grants issued under this section shall be administered pursuant to the requirements set forth in part B of subchapter XII-A of Chapter 3 of Title 1.

(d) For the purposes of this section, the term "Families First DC" means a comprehensive neighborhood-based approach aimed at reducing social, economic, and health disparities among District residents and creating stronger, more resilient families, and supportive environments for children through focused access to District and private-sector services and resources based on neighborhood-specific needs and interests.


(Sept. 11, 2019, D.C. Law 23-16, § 5042, 66 DCR 8621.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 5042 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 § 5042 of the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-91, July 22, 2019, 66 DCR 8497).