D.C. Law 22-9. Early Learning Equity in Funding Amendment Act of 2017.


To amend the Pre-K Enhancement and Expansion Amendment Act of 2008 to include pre-K age students identified as at-risk in the allocation of funding that each provider receives.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Early Learning Equity in Funding Amendment Act of 2017".

Sec. 2. Section 106(b)(1) of the Pre-K Enhancement and Expansion Amendment Act of 2008, effective July 18, 2008 (D.C. Law 17-202; D.C. Official Code § 38-271.06(b)(1)), is amended to read as follows:

"(1)(A) For each provider that meets the high-quality standards established pursuant to this act, local funding shall be allocated in such a manner so that each provider receives:

"(i) An amount equal to the per student funding formula, established pursuant to section 2401 of the District of Columbia School Reform Act of 1995, approved April 26, 1996 (110 Stat. 1321-107; D.C. Official Code § 38-1804.01); and

"(ii) A supplemental allocation equal to the supplemental allocation provided in section 106a of the Uniform Per Student Funding Formula for Public Schools and Public Charter Schools Act of 1998, effective February 22, 2014 (D.C. Law 20-87; D.C. Official Code § 38-2905.01), for each at-risk child enrolled in the provider's program.

"(B) For the purposes of this paragraph, the term "at-risk" means a pre-K age child who is identified as one or more of the following:

"(i) Homeless;

"(ii) In the District's foster care system; or

"(iii) Qualifies for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.".

Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement.

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact statement required by section 4a of the General Legislative Procedures Act of 1975, approved October 16, 2006 (120 Stat. 2038; D.C. Official Code § 1-301.47a).

Sec. 4. Effective date.

This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), a 30-day period of congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § 1-206.02(c)(1)), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.

Law Information


  • D.C. Law 22-9 (PDF)
  • 64 DCR 5606


Aug. 1, 2017

Legislative History

Law 22-9, the “Early Learning Equity in Funding Amendment Act of 2017,” was introduced in the Council and assigned Bill No. 22-26 which was referred to the Committee on Education. The bill was adopted on first and second readings on May 2, 2017, and May 16, 2017, respectively. After mayoral review, it was assigned Act No. 22-70 on June 9, 2017, and transmitted to Congress for its review. D.C. Law 22-9 became effective Aug. 1, 2017.