45 CFR 1326.3 - Definitions.
Acquiring, as used in section 307(a)(14) of the Act, means obtaining ownership of an existing facility in fee simple or by lease for 10 years or more for use as a multipurpose senior center.
Altering or renovating, as used in section 307(a)(14) of the Act with respect to multipurpose senior centers, means making modifications to or in connection with an existing facility which are necessary for its effective use as a center. These may include renovation, repair, or expansion which is not in excess of double the square footage of the original facility and all physical improvements.
Budgeting period, as used in § 1326.19 of this part, means the intervals of time into which a period of assistance (project period) is divided for budgetary and funding purposes.
Constructing, as used in section 307(a)(14) of the Act with respect to multipurpose senior centers, means building a new facility, including the costs of land acquisition and architectural and engineering fees, or making modifications to or in connection with an existing facility which are in excess of double the square footage of the original facility and all physical improvements.
Department, means the Department of Health and Human Services.
Indian reservation, means the reservation of any Federally recognized Indian tribe, including any band, nation, pueblo, or rancheria, any former reservation in Oklahoma, any community on non-trust land under the jurisdiction of an Indian tribe, including a band, nation, pueblo, or rancheria, with allotted lands, or lands subject to a restriction against alienation imposed by the United States, and Alaskan Native regions established, pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (84 Stat. 688).
Indian tribe, means any Indian tribe, band, nation, or organized group or community, including any Alaska Native Village, regional or village corporation as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (85 Stat. 688) which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians (25 U.S.C. 450b).
Means test, as used in the provision of services, means the use of an older Indian's income or resources to deny or limit that person's receipt of services under this part.
Older Indians, means those individuals who have attained the minimum age determined by the tribe for services.
Project period, as used in § 1326.19 of this part, means the total time for which a project is approved for support, including any extensions.
Service area, as used in § 1326.9(b) and elsewhere in this part, means that geographic area approved by the Commissioner in which the tribal organization provides supportive and nutritional services to older Indians residing there. A service area may include all or part of the reservation or any portion of a county or counties which has a common boundary with the reservation. A service area may also include a non-contiguous area if the designation of such an area will further the purpose of the Act and will provide for more effective administration of the program by the tribal organization.
Service provider, means any entity that is awarded a subgrant or contract from a tribal organization to provide services under this part.
Tribal organization, as used in § 1326.7 and elsewhere in this part, means the recognized governing body of any Indian tribe, or any legally established organization of Indians which is controlled, sanctioned or chartered by such governing body or which is democratically elected by the adult members of the Indian community to be served by such organization and which includes the maximum participation of Indians in all phases of its activities. Provided that in any case where a contract is let or grant made to an organization to perform services benefiting more than one Indian tribe, the approval of each Indian tribe shall be a prerequisite to the letting or making of the contract or grant (25 U.S.C. 450b).