The following definitions shall apply to all activities conducted pursuant to this chapter:
(a) “Department” means the California Department of Housing and Community Development.
(b) “Homelessness” means the same as defined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development in the federal Emergency Solutions Grants Program at Section 576.2 of Title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
(c) “Continuum of care” means the same as defined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development at Section 586.2 of Title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
(d) “Continuum of care service area” means the entire geographic area within the boundaries of a continuum of care.
(e) “Subrecipient” means an entity that enters into a written agreement with the department to implement activities pursuant to this chapter.
(f) “California ESG Regulations” means the regulations set forth in Section 8400 and following of Title 25 of the California Code of Regulations, pertaining to the administration of the Federal Emergency Shelter Grants Program.
(g) “Federal ESG Program” means collectively the California ESG Regulations and the federal laws in connection with which the California ESG Regulations were adopted, including Title IV of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. Secs. 11371-11378, incl.), and any
amendments thereto, the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act of 2009 (42 U.S.C. Secs. 11302-11304, incl. and 11360-11378, incl.), and any amendments and any implementing federal regulations thereto.