Code of the District of Columbia

§ 2–1210.01. Definitions.

For the purposes of this subchapter, the term:

(1) “Capital access loan” means a loan that is entitled to be secured by the Fund.

(2) “Enrolled loan” means a capital access loan issued in accordance with:

(A) The participation agreement; and

(B) The program’s objectives.

(3) “Financial institution” includes a bank, trust company, banking association, savings and loan association, mortgage company, investment bank, credit union, or nontraditional financial institution.

(4) “Fund” means the Capital Access Fund established by § 2-1210.02.

(5) “Loan” includes a line of credit.

(6) “Medium-sized business” means a corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, or other legal entity that:

(A) Is domiciled in the District of Columbia or has at least 51% of its employees located in the District of Columbia;

(B) Is formed to make a profit; and

(C) Employs at least 100, but fewer than 500, full-time employees.

(7) “Nonprofit organization” means a corporation, association, or organization which 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)), that:

(A) Is domiciled in the District of Columbia; or

(B) Has at least 51% of its members located in the District of Columbia.

(8) “Participating financial institution” means a financial institution participating in the program.

(9) “Program” means the Capital Access Program.

(10) “Reserve account” means an account established in a participating financial institution on approval of the bank in which money is deposited to serve as a source of additional revenue to reimburse the financial institution for losses on loans enrolled in the program.

(11) “Small business” means a corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, or other legal entity that:

(A) Is domiciled in the District of Columbia or has at least 51% of its employees located in the District of Columbia;

(B) Is formed to make a profit;

(C) Is independently owned and operated; and

(D) Employs fewer than 100 full-time employees.


(Mar. 12, 2011, D.C. Law 18-322, § 2, 57 DCR 12442.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition of section, see § 2 of Capital Access Program Emergency Act of 2010 (D.C. Act 18-598, November 17, 2010, 57 DCR 11018).

For temporary (90 day) addition of section, see § 2 of Capital Access Program Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2011 (D.C. Act 19-6, February 11, 2011, 58 DCR 1408).

Delegation of Authority

Delegation of Authority to the Commissioner of the Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking under the Capital Access Program Act of 2010, see Mayor’s Order 2011-91, May 6, 2011 ( 58 DCR 4177).