Code of the District of Columbia

§ 32–171.03. Grantee eligibility requirements.

(a)(1) To be eligible for a grant authorized under this chapter, a community-based organization shall:

(A) Demonstrate in its application that it is well qualified to engage in the types of activities which will be funded, in whole or in part, by the grant;

(B) Specify in its grant application the planned staff, schedule, format, and intended audience of the activities it plans to provide and provide a summary of the content of any worker education that will be carried out during the grant period;

(C) Have the capacity to provide free legal services if applying to be a legal services provider; and

(D) Include other information as required by OAG.

(2)(A) In addition to the criteria specified in paragraph (1) of this subsection, to be eligible for Program grant funds, a community-based organization that is not a legal services provider shall demonstrate that it possesses at least 3 years' experience:

(i) Conducting outreach to and establishing working relationships with significant numbers of eligible individuals; and

(ii) Working on or assisting workers to secure rights under employment laws.

(B) A community-based organization that does not satisfy the criteria in subparagraph (A)(i) of this paragraph may receive a Program grant if it applies in partnership with a community-based organization that meets the requirements of subparagraph (A)(i) and (ii) of this paragraph.