The definitions in this section apply to this chapter.
"Appropriation" means an appropriation provided in law specifically to implement this chapter, including but not limited to a statutory appropriation to provide the required cost-share for federal disaster assistance under section 12.221.
"Commissioner" means the commissioner of the agency named in the section, unless otherwise specified.
"Disaster" means a presidential declaration of major disaster and the event or events cited in the declaration.
"Disaster area" means the area of Minnesota included in a presidential declaration of major disaster whether included in the original declaration or added later by federal government action.
"Local government" has the meaning given in section 12.03, subdivision 5d.
"Nonfederal share" means that portion of total FEMA Public Assistance Program costs that is no more than 25 percent and is not eligible for FEMA reimbursement.