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Which grants can I subtract from my DC income?

You may exclude the following grants made by the District of Columbia if they are included in your federal adjusted gross income:

  • Small business loans awarded and subsequently forgiven under 7A of the Small Business Act
  • For tax years beginning after December 31, 2020, public health emergency response grants issued pursuant to 5b of the District of Columbia Public Emergency Act of 1980
  • Public health emergency small business grants awarded pursuant to section 2316 of the Small and Certified Business Enterprise Development and Assistance Act of 2005
  • Public health emergency grants authorized pursuant to section 16(m)(1) of the Advisory Neighborhood Commissions Act of 1975, effective March 26, 1976
  • Grants awarded by the Mayor under the COVID-19 Hotel Recovery Grant Program of 2021
  • The following grants awarded by the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED):
    • Grants awarded to Check It Enterprises
    • Small business grants
    • Grants to DC Center for LQBT Community
    • Large company grants
    • Local food access grants
    • Guaranteed income pilot program grants
    • Grants awarded to Community Development Financial Institutions or Minority Depository Institutions
    • Equity growth impact grants
    • Great Streets program grants
    • Bridge fund recovery and special event support grants
    • Small and medium business recovery and growth program grants
    • Equity impact enterprise commercial property acquisition grants
For more information, see D.C.Code 47-1803.02 .

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