(A) "Applicant" means the authorized representative of the project in all matters related to any funds awarded through the local government efficiency program
(B) "Application" means the current local government efficiency program application form provided by the development services agency.
(C) "Application Period" means the time period established by the director for which an application for a local government efficiency program award may be submitted by the applicant to the director.
(D) "Approved training program or consultant" means those training programs or consultants approved by the department of administrative services for the local government efficiency program.
(E) "Awardee" means the local government efficiency program award recipient.
(F) "Collaborative partner(s)" means any political subdivision, nonprofit entity, or for-profit entity that is identified as a partner in the eligible applicant's proposal for funding.
(H) "Director" means the director of the development services agency (DSA) or his or her designee.
(I) "Political subdivision" means a municipal corporation, township, county, school district, or other body corporate and politic responsible for governmental activities in a geographic area smaller than that of the state.
(J) "Program Policies" means the most recent guidelines for the local government efficiency program approved by the council.