As used in this part,
ACF means the Administration for Children and Families in the Department of Health and Human Services, and includes the Regional Offices.
Acquire means to purchase or construct in whole or in part with Head Start grant funds through payments made in satisfaction of a mortgage agreement (both principal and interest), as a down payment, and for professional fees, closing costs and any other costs associated with the purchase or construction of the property that are usual and customary for the locality.
Act means the Head Start Act, 42 U.S.C. section 9801, et seq.
ACYF means the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, a component of the Administration for Children and Families in the Department of Health and Human Services.
Construction means new buildings, and excludes renovations, alterations, additions, or work of any kind to existing buildings.
Facility means a structure such as a building or modular unit appropriate for use by a Head Start grantee to carry out a Head Start program.
Grant funds means Federal financial assistance received by a grantee from ACF to administer a Head Start or Early Head Start program pursuant to the Head Start Act.
Grantee means any agency designated to operate a Head Start program (including an agency designated to operate an Early Head Start program) pursuant to section 641 or 645A of the Head Start Act.
Head Start center or a direct support facility for a Head Start program means a facility used primarily to provide Head Start services to children and their families, or for administrative or other activities necessary to the conduct of the Head Start program.
Incidental alterations and renovations means improvements to facility which do not meet the definition of major renovation.
Major renovation means a structural change to the foundation, roof, floor, or exterior or load-bearing walls of a facility, or extension of an existing facility to increase its floor area. Major renovation also means extensive alteration of an existing facility, such as to significantly change its function and purpose, even if such renovation does not include any structural change to the facility. Major renovation also includes a renovation of any kind which has a cost exceeding the lesser of $200,000, adjusted annually to reflect the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics) beginning one year after June 2, 2003, or 25 percent of the total annual direct costs approved for the grantee by ACF for the budget period in which the application is made.
Modular unit means a portable prefabricated structure made at another location and moved to a site for use by a Head Start grantee to carry out a Head Start program.
Purchase means to buy an existing facility, either outright or through a mortgage. Purchase also refers to an approved use of Head Start funds to continue paying the cost of purchasing facilities begun after December 31, 1986 as permitted by the Head Start Act and by § 1309.2.
Real property means land, including land improvements, structures and appurtenances thereto, excluding movable machinery and equipment.
Responsible HHS official means the official who is authorized to make the grant of financial assistance to operate a Head Start program, or such official's designee.
Suitable facility means a facility which is large enough to meet the foreseeable needs of the Head Start program and which complies with local licensing and code requirements and the access requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if applicable, and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
[64 FR 5945, Feb. 8, 1999, as amended at 68 FR 23219, May 1, 2003]