Applicant means any LEA that files an application for financial assistance under section 8002 or section 8003 of the Act and the regulations in this part implementing those provisions. Except as provided in section 8005(4) of the Act, an SEA may be an applicant for assistance under section 8003 only if the SEA directly operates and maintains facilities for providing free public education for the children it claims in its application.
34 CFR § 222.2
(1) The following terms defined in section 8013 of the Act apply to this part:
(2) The following term defined in § 222.30 applies to this part: