15 U.S. Code § 1540 - Cooperative agreements
The Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, may enter into cooperative agreements and other financial agreements with any nonprofit organization to—
(1) aid and promote scientific and educational activities to foster public understanding of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or its programs; and
Source(Pub. L. 102–567, title IV, § 406,Oct. 29, 1992, 106 Stat. 4293.)
Cooperative Agreements for Research, Education, Training, and Outreach
Pub. L. 108–199, div. B, title II, Jan. 23, 2004, 118 Stat. 71, provided in part: “That, hereafter, the Secretary of Commerce may enter into cooperative agreements with the Joint and Cooperative Institutes as designated by the Secretary to use the personnel, services, or facilities of such organizations for research, education, training, and outreach”.