45 CFR § 212.1 - General definitions.
When used in this part:
(a) Act means section 1113 of the Social Security Act, as amended;
(b) The term Secretary means the Secretary of Health and Human Services;
(c) The term Department means the Department of Health and Human Services;
(d) The term Administration means the Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services;
(e) The term Assistant Secretary means the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families;
(f) The term eligible person means an individual with respect to whom the conditions in § 212.3 are met;
(g) The term State includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam;
(h) The term United States when used in a geographical sense means the States;
(i) The term agency means State or local public agency or organization or national or local private agency or organization with which the Assistant Secretary has entered into agreement for the provision of temporary assistance pursuant to the Act;
(j) The term temporary assistance means money payments, medical care, temporary billeting, transportation, and other goods and services necessary for the health, or welfare of individuals, including guidance, counseling, and other welfare services.