§ 9831 Statement of purpose
§ 9832 Definitions
§ 9833 Financial assistance for Head Start programs
§ 9834 Authorization of appropriations
§ 9835 Allotment of funds
§ 9836 Designation of Head Start agencies
§ 9836a Standards; monitoring of Head Start agencies and programs
§ 9837 Powers and functions of Head Start agencies
§ 9837a Head Start transition and alignment with K-12 education
§ 9837b Head Start collaboration; State early education and care
§ 9838 Submission of plans to chief executive officer
§ 9839 Administrative requirements and standards
§ 9840 Participation in Head Start programs
§ 9840a Early Head Start programs
§ 9841 Appeals, notice, hearing, and mediation; alternative agency for Indian tribe
§ 9842 Records and audits
§ 9843 Technical assistance and training
§ 9843a Staff qualifications and development
§ 9844 Research, demonstrations, and evaluation
§ 9846 Reports
§ 9848 Comparability of wages
§ 9849 Nondiscrimination provisions
§ 9850 Limitation with respect to certain unlawful activities
§ 9851 Political activities
§ 9852 Advance funding
§ 9852a Parental consent requirement for nonemergency intrusive physical examinations
§ 9852b Centers of Excellence in Early Childhood
§ 9852c General provisions

Terms Used In U.S. Code > Title 42 > Chapter 105 > Subchapter II - Head Start Programs

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • association: when used in reference to a corporation, shall be deemed to embrace the words "successors and assigns of such company or association" in like manner as if these last-named words, or words of similar import, were expressed. See 1 USC 5
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • county: includes a parish, or any other equivalent subdivision of a State or Territory of the United States. See 1 USC 2
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • individual: shall include every infant member of the species homo sapiens who is born alive at any stage of development. See 1 USC 8
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • officer: includes any person authorized by law to perform the duties of the office. See 1 USC 1
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • vehicle: includes every description of carriage or other artificial contrivance used, or capable of being used, as a means of transportation on land. See 1 USC 4