Code of the District of Columbia

§ 4–251.21. Definitions.

For the purposes of this subchapter, the term:

(1) "Agency" means the Child and Family Services Agency established by § 4-1303.01a.

(2) "Close relative" means an adult who is a brother, sister, aunt, uncle, nephew, niece, or cousin of the child and related to the child by blood, marriage, domestic partnership, or adoption.

(3) "Criminal background check" means the investigation of an individual's criminal history through the record systems of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Metropolitan Police Department.

(4) "Mayor" means the Mayor or a designee of the Mayor.

(5) "Temporary Assistance for Needy Families" or "TANF" means the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program established by § 4-202.01.


(Nov. 26, 2019, D.C. Law 23-32, § 101, 66 DCR 13146.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 101 of Close Relative Caregiver Subsidy Pilot Program Establishment Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-150, October 29, 2019, 66 DCR 14352).

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 101 of Close Relative Caregiver Subsidy Pilot Program Establishment Emergency Amendment Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-84, July 16, 2019, 66 DCR 8274).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 days) creation of this section, see § 101 of Close Relative Caregiver Subsidy Pilot Program Establishment Temporary Amendment Act of 2019 (D.C. Law 23-25, Oct. 24, 2019, 66 DCR 12081).