Code of the District of Columbia

§ 38–1207.01. Definitions.

For the purposes of this subchapter, the term:

(1) “Eligible caretaker relative” means an individual as defined in § 4-205.15(2)(B), who has primary responsibility for the care of a dependent child.

(2) “Eligible legal guardian” means any individual:

(A) Appointed as a testamentary or appointive guardian pursuant to Chapter 1 of Title 21; and

(B) Necessary for the maintenance of a household as provided in § 4-205.15(2)(D).

(3) “Eligible parent” means a child’s natural or adoptive parent in a family eligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families or Program on Work, Employment, and Responsibility pursuant to Chapter 2 of Title 4.

(4) “Tuition grant” means a sum equal to the basic instructional charge for a full- or part-time program at the University and includes all required fees.

(5) “State” means any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, or any territory or possession of the United States.


(Oct. 26, 1974, Pub. L. 93-471, title VII, § 701; as added Feb. 18, 1988, D.C. Law 7-74, § 2, 34 DCR 7946; Apr. 20, 1999, D.C. Law 12-241, § 14, 46 DCR 905.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 31-1571.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary amendment of section, see § 14 of the Self-Sufficiency Promotion Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-372, June 9, 1998, 45 DCR 4270), § 14 of the Self-Sufficiency Promotion Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-425, July 31, 1998, 45 DCR 5682), § 14 of the Self-Sufficiency Promotion Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-552, December 24, 1998, 45 DCR 521), and § 15 of the Self-Sufficiency Promotion Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1999 (D.C. 13-19, February 17, 1999, 46 DCR 4292).

Temporary Legislation

Section 14 of D.C. Law 12-230 substituted “Temporary Assistance for Needy Families or Program on Work, Employment, and Responsibility pursuant to Chapter 2 of Title 3” [Chapter 2 of Title 4, 2001 Ed.] for “the Aid to Families with Dependent Children category of public assistance as defined in § 3-201.1(1) [§ 4-201.01, 2001 Ed.] ” in (3).

Section 18(b) of D.C. Law 12-230 provided that the act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect.

Mayor's Orders

Establishment of the D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant Program Office and Delegation of Authority under Public Law 106-98, the “District of Columbia College Access Act of 1999”, see Mayor’s Order 2000-138, September 7, 2000 ( 47 DCR 8247).