(a) There is established the Civil Legal Counsel Projects Program ("Program") for the purpose of providing legal services to eligible individuals or groups in eviction proceedings.
(b)(1) The Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants shall award a grant each fiscal year to the Bar Foundation for the purposes of the Bar Foundation administering the Program. Payment of the award shall be submitted by October 15th of each fiscal year in the amount specified in an act of the Council.
(3) The grant shall be nonlapsing and interest earned by the Bar Foundation on grant funds shall remain available for use by the Bar Foundation for the purposes of the Program, without fiscal year limitation.
(c) The Bar Foundation shall:
(1) Serve as the grant-managing entity for the Program; and
(2) Adopt policies, procedures, guidelines, and requirements for the Program, including policies designed to permit designated legal service providers to limit representation to eligible individuals or groups in covered proceedings.
For temporary (90-day) creation of this section, see § 3053 of the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2017, effective October 24, 2017 (D.C. Act 22-167; 64 DCR 10802).