As used in this chapter, the following words and terms shall have the following respective meanings:
(1) CONDITIONS OF A GRANT. The terms and conditions upon which a grant is made by a donor.
(2) COUNTY. Any county in the State of Alabama.
(3) DONOR. The United States of America, or the state, or any county in the state or any municipality or any department, division, board, bureau, institution, or agency of any of the foregoing, or any person, firm or corporation, institution, foundation, or other agency or any combination of any two or more such donors.
(4) GOVERNING BODY. The council, commission, board of directors, or other group or body which governs, controls, or makes decisions for a grantee.
(5) GRANT. Any gift, grant, appropriation, donation, or advance by any donor, whether absolute or conditional, for any purpose.
(6) GRANTEE. Any municipality, or any department, board, bureau, commissioner, or agency of any municipality, whether incorporated or not, acting on behalf of the municipality, or any public corporation, to which a grant is to be made.
(7) MUNICIPALITY. Any city or town incorporated under the laws of the state.
(8) PUBLIC CORPORATION. Any board, authority, or other municipal public corporation incorporated with the approval of, or the directors of which are elected or appointed by, the governing body of a municipality. A city board of education shall be considered a public corporation within the meaning of this chapter.
(9) SECURITIES. One or more bonds, notes, warrants, or certificates of indebtedness of a municipality or public corporation.
(10) STATE. The State of Alabama.