[USC02] 42 USC 11351: Definitions
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42 USC 11351: Definitions Text contains those laws in effect on October 19, 2019
From Title 42-THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARECHAPTER 119-HOMELESS ASSISTANCESUBCHAPTER III-FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOOD AND SHELTER PROGRAMPart C-General Provisions

§11351. Definitions

For purposes of this subchapter:

(1) The term "Director" means the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

(2) The term "emergency shelter" means a facility all or a part of which is used or designed to be used to provide temporary housing.

(3) The term "local government" means a unit of general purpose local government.

(4) The term "locality" means the geographical area within the jurisdiction of a local government.

(5) The term "National Board" means the Emergency Food and Shelter Program National Board.

(6) The term "private nonprofit organization" means an organization-

(A) no part of the net earnings of which inures to the benefit of any member, founder, contributor, or individual;

(B) that has a voluntary board;

(C) that has an accounting system, or has designated a fiscal agent in accordance with requirements established by the Director; and

(D) that practices nondiscrimination in the provision of assistance.


(7) The term "State" means each of the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, and any other territory or possession of the United States.

( Pub. L. 100–77, title III, §321, July 22, 1987, 101 Stat. 493 ; Pub. L. 109–295, title VI, §612(c), Oct. 4, 2006, 120 Stat. 1410 .)

Change of Name

"Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency" substituted for "Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency" in par. (1) on authority of section 612(c) of Pub. L. 109–295, set out as a note under section 313 of Title 6, Domestic Security. Any reference to the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in title VI of Pub. L. 109–295 or an amendment by title VI to be considered to refer and apply to the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency until Mar. 31, 2007, see section 612(f)(2) of Pub. L. 109–295, set out as a note under section 313 of Title 6.

Transfer of Functions

For transfer of all functions, personnel, assets, components, authorities, grant programs, and liabilities of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, including the functions of the Under Secretary for Federal Emergency Management relating thereto, to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, see section 315(a)(1) of Title 6, Domestic Security.

For transfer of functions, personnel, assets, and liabilities of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, including the functions of the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency relating thereto, to the Secretary of Homeland Security, and for treatment of related references, see former section 313(1) and sections 551(d), 552(d), and 557 of Title 6, Domestic Security, and the Department of Homeland Security Reorganization Plan of November 25, 2002, as modified, set out as a note under section 542 of Title 6.

Termination of Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands

For termination of Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, see note set out preceding section 1681 of Title 48, Territories and Insular Possessions.