Code of the District of Columbia

§ 1–328.14. Requirements for administration of grant programs.

*NOTE: This section includes amendments by temporary legislation that will expire on August 5, 2021. To view the text of this section after the expiration of all emergency and temporary legislation affecting this section, click this link: Permanent Version.*

A grantor administering a grant program covered by this part shall:

(1) Within 45 days from the closing date of the grant application process, provide notification to all applicants of the acceptance or rejection of their applications for the grant funds; and

(2)(A) Maintain records of any sole source and final agency justifications related to the selection of a grantee, and any written communications as well as a description of any other communications, including telephonic or face-to-face communications, between the grantor and any District government official or staff regarding:

(i) The development of the selection criteria or eligibility requirements;

(ii) Selection by the grantor of a grantee; or

(iii) Issues with a grantee’s compliance with grant-program requirements.

(B) Records required under this paragraph shall be provided, upon request, within a reasonable time, to the Mayor, or his or her designee, or to a member of the Council.


(Dec. 24, 2013, D.C. Law 20-61, § 1095, 60 DCR 12472; Oct. 22, 2015, D.C. Law 21-36, § 1053(d), 62 DCR 10905; Dec. 23, 2020, D.C. Law 23-174, § 2, 67 DCR 13230.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-328.13.

Effect of Amendments

The 2015 amendment by D.C. Law 21-36 substituted “45 days” for “30 days” in (1).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2 of Government Grant Transparency Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2021 (D.C. Act 24-10, Feb. 3, 2021, 68 DCR 001832).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2 of Government Grant Transparency Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Act 23-420, Oct. 15, 2020, 67 DCR 12263).

For temporary (90 days) addition of this section, see § 1095 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 § 1095 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).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 1053(d) of the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2015 (D.C. Act 21-127, July 27, 2015, 62 DCR 10201).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 days) amendment of this section, see § 2 of Government Grant Transparency Temporary Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Law 23-174, Dec. 23, 2020, 67 DCR 13230).

Short Title

Section 1091 of D.C. Law 20-61 provided that Subtitle J of Title I of the act may be cited as the “Grant Administration 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.