First Source Agreement. Revised 2013
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Columbia government funds, or funds which, in accordance with a federal grant or
otherwise, the District government administers and which details the number and
description of all jobs created by a government-assisted project or contract for which
the beneficiary is required to use the First Source Register;
2. A recipient of a District government economic development action including
contracts, grants, loans, tax abatements, land transfers for redevelopment, or tax
increment financing that results in a financial benefit of $300,000 or more from an
agency, commission, instrumentality, or other entity of the District government,
including a financial or banking institution which serves as the repository for $1
million or more of District of Columbia funds.
3. A retail or commercial tenant that is a direct recipient of a District government
economic development action, including contracts, grants, loans, tax abatements,
land transfers for public redevelopment, or tax increment financing in excess of
C. Contracting Agency means any District of Columbia agency that awarded a government
assisted project or contract totaling $300,000 or more.
D. Direct labor costs means all costs, including wages and benefits, associated with the hiring
and employment of personnel assigned to a process in which payroll expenses are traced to
the units of output and are included in the cost of goods sold.
E. EMPLOYER means any entity awarded a government assisted project or contract totaling
$300,000 or more.
F. First Source Employer Portal means the website consisting of a connected group of static
and dynamic (functional) pages and forms on the World Wide Web accessible by Uniform
Resource Locator (URL) and maintained by DOES to provide information and reporting
functionality to EMPLOYERS.
G. First Source Register means the DOES Automated Applicant Files, which consists of the
names of DC residents registered with DOES.
H. Good faith effort means an EMPLOYER has exhausted all reasonable means to comply with
any affirmative action, hiring, or contractual goal(s) pursuant to the First Source law and
I. Government-assisted project or contract (Project) means any construction or non-
construction project or contract receiving funds or resources from the District of Columbia, or
funds or resources which, in accordance with a federal grant or otherwise, the District of
Columbia government administers, including contracts, grants, loans, tax abatements or
exemptions, land transfers, land disposition and development agreements, tax increment
financing, or any combination thereof, that is valued at $300,000 or more.
J. Hard to employ means a District of Columbia resident who is confirmed by DOES as:
1. An ex-offender who has been released from prison within the last 10 years;
2. A participant of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program;
3. A participant of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program;
4. Living with a permanent disability verified by the Social Security Administration or