42 CFR 52b.2 - Definitions.
As used in this part:
Construction means the construction of new buildings or the modernization of, or the completion of shell space in, existing buildings (including the installation of fixed equipment), but excluding the cost of land acquisition and off-site improvements.
Director means the Director of NIH or the director of an NIH national research institute, center, or other component of NIH, authorized to award grants for construction under the applicable provisions of the Act, and any official to whom the authority involved is delegated.
HHS, DHHS, and Department mean the Department of Health and Human Services.
Modernization means the alteration, renovation, remodeling, improvement, expansion, and/or repair of existing buildings and the provision of equipment necessary to make the building suitable for use for the purposes of the particular program.
Nonprofit as applied to any agency or institution means an agency or institution which is a corporation or an association, no part of the net earnings of which inures or may lawfully inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual.
Project means the particular construction activity which is supported by a grant under this part.
Secretary means the Secretary of Health and Human Services and any official to whom the authority involved is delegated.