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(1) "administrative costs" means indirect costs for a non-profit organization or local government with a federally assigned indirect rate and for other entities costs identified in the grant or contract such as office rental, telephone, supplies, computer, and administrative personnel;
(2) "director" means the director of the rural housing division in the Corporation;
(3) "division" means the rural housing division in the Corporation;
(4) "dwelling unit" means a house, including a stationary mobile home, an apartment, a group of rooms, or a single room occupied as separate living quarters which provide complete independent living facilities for one or more persons, including permanent provisions for sleeping, cooking, and eating; "dwelling unit" does not include a motorized vehicle, a hotel room, or a housekeeping unit leased or maintained by the United States for employee or military housing;
(5) "elderly person" means a person who is 60 years of age or older;
(6) "energy rating" means the star rating determined for a residential building by a person who is currently certificated under, and who uses forms and procedures in accordance with, the Energy Rated Homes of Alaska program in 15 AAC 155.510 - 15 AAC 155.560; there are 10 different ratings, with "one star" as the lowest rating and "five-star plus" as the highest rating;
(7) "grantee" means the entity or person named in the grant award as a recipient;
(8) "household income" means the total cash receipts before taxes and from all sources of each occupant who is not a dependent, full-time student and who resides in a dwelling unit; it:
(A) includes alimony, assistantships, dividends excluding Alaska Permanent Fund dividends, fellowships, government employee pensions, grants, interest, longevity bonus payments from the state, military family allotments, net gambling or lottery winnings, net receipts from self-employment (i.e. net business income), periodic receipts from estates or trusts, private pensions, railroad retirement, regular insurance or annuity payments, regular support from an absent family member or someone not living in the household, net rental income, net royalties, social security (without exemption for dependent students), strike benefits from a union, training stipends, unemployment compensation, wages and salaries before any deductions, worker's compensation, and veterans' payments (without exemption for dependent students); and
(B) does not include assets drawn down such as a bank withdrawal, Alaska longevity bonus, Alaska permanent fund dividend, capital gains, child support, compensation for injury, dependent student income (earnings of full-time high school students or post-secondary students enrolled for at least 12 credit hours), dividends not exceeding $2,000 per individual from a Native Corporation (Public Law 100-241) federal non-cash benefits (such as Medicare, Medicaid, Food Stamps, school lunches, and housing assistance), food or rent received in lieu of wages, gifts, grants or loans to a student, JTPA payments, LIHEAP payments, loans, lump-sum inheritances, non-cash benefits such as employee fringe benefits, one-time insurance payments, payment for foster children or foster care adults, sale of assets such as property or vehicle, scholarships for college or university, and tax refunds.
(9) "life-cycle cost" has the meaning provided in AS 46.11.900 ;
(10) "program" means the low-income energy efficiency and retrofit program in 15 AAC 155.410 - 15 AAC 155.480, the home energy loan subsidy program in 15 AAC 155.210 - 15 AAC 155.280, the home energy rating rebate program in 15 AAC 155.300 - 15 AAC 155.350, and the energy rated homes of Alaska program in 15 AAC 155.500 - 15 AAC 155.560;
(11) "residential building" means a building with dwelling units intended primarily to provide dwelling accommodations, but does not include a mobile home;
(12) "standard" means the thermal and lighting energy standards as defined in AS 46.11.900 (8)(A)(ii) and AS 46.11.900 (8)(B)(ii) and titled the Building Energy Efficiency Standard, amended November 17, 1993, and adopted by reference in 15 AAC 155.010;
(13) "state," notwithstanding the definition at 15 AAC 150.900, means the State of Alaska and all state agencies including a department, institution, board, commission, division, authority, public corporation, committee, or other administrative unit of the executive, judicial, or legislative branch of state government, including the University of Alaska, the Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation, and the Alaska Railroad Corporation;
(14) "state financial assistance" has the meaning provided in AS 46.11.900 but does not include assistance provided under 15 AAC 155.410 - 15 AAC 155.480; for purposes of this definition, the Corporation is considered a part of the state;
(15) "substantially complete" means that a building has all of the normal integral parts, including foundation, floor, walls, roof, windows, doors, and permanent heating system; and
(16) "thermal envelope" means the space in a building that is contained within the building's wall, roof, and floor or crawl spaces and that separates the building's heated space from unheated spaces, the ground, or the outdoors.
History: Eff. 12/16/93, Register 130
Authority: AS 18.56.088
Editor's note: 15 AAC 155.990 is derived from 19 AAC 69.190, 19 AAC 69.290 and 19 AAC 69.410. The history note for 15 AAC 115.990 does not reflect the history of the sections under 19 AAC 69.190, 19 AAC 69.290 and 19 AAC 69.410.
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