38 CFR § 38.715 - Definitions.

§ 38.715 Definitions.

For purposes of this part and any Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) issued pursuant to this part:

(a) Applicant means an eligible entity that submits a VLGP grant application that is announced in a NOFA.

(b) Community engagement means strategic interaction with identified groups of people, whether they are connected by geographic location, special interest, or affiliation, to identify and address issues related to the legacy of Veterans.

(c) Eligible recipient (or entity) means one of the following:

(1) An institution of higher learning;

(2) A local educational agency;

(3) A non-profit entity that the Secretary determines has a demonstrated history of community engagement that pertains to the projects described in the relevant NOFA;

(4) An educational institution; or

(5) Another recipient (or entity) the Secretary deems appropriate.

(d) Institution of higher learning (IHL) means a college, university, or similar institution, including a technical or business school, offering postsecondary level academic instruction that leads to an associate or higher degree if the school is empowered by the appropriate State education authority under State law to grant an associate or higher degree.

(e) Educational institution means any public or private elementary school, secondary school, vocational school, correspondence school, business school, junior college, teachers' college, college, normal school, professional school, university, or scientific or technical institution, or other institution furnishing education for adults.

(f) Local educational agency (LEA) means any public agency or authority, including a state educational agency, that has administrative control or direction over public elementary or secondary schools under 20 U.S.C. 7801(30). The term would also include any Bureau of Indian Education school, as covered in 20 U.S.C. 7801(30)(C).

(g) State educational agency (SEA) means the agency primarily responsible for the State supervision of public elementary schools and secondary schools.

(h) Non-profit entity means any organization chartered under 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3).

(i) Educational materials means a framework of digital instructional materials relevant to the grade level of K-12 students involved (e.g., lesson plans) that can be used for outreach and other purposes.

(j) Grantee means an eligible recipient that is awarded a VLGP grant under this part.

(k) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) means a Notice of Funding Availability published in the OMB-designated government-wide website in accordance with § 38.725 and 2 CFR 200.203 regulations.

(Authority: 38 U.S.C. 501(d), 2400 note and 2 CFR 200.203)