46 CFR § 385.21 - Definitions.

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§ 385.21 Definitions.

(a) Assistance is where the principal purpose of the relationship is the transfer of money, property, services or anything of value to a recipient in order to accomplish a public purpose of support or stimulation authorized by Federal statute rather than of acquisition, by purchase, lease, or barter, of property or services for the direct benefit or use of the Federal Government.

(b) Assistance instrument is a general term which identifies a class of instruments used to award assistance. These instruments include grant and cooperative agreements, as defined in § 385.32 (c) and (d) of this part.

(c) Act means the Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act of 1977 (Pub. L. 95-224).

(d) MarAd means the Maritime Administration within the Department of Transportation.

(e) Secretary means the Secretary of Transportation.

(f) Maritime Administrator means the Maritime Administrator, Department of Transportation to whom the Secretary has delegated authority to administer within MarAd the provisions of the Act.

(g) Grants Officer means the primary delegate of the Maritime Administrator responsible for administration of grants and cooperative agreements for research and development within MarAd.

(h) Awards Officer means the principal executive subordinate to the Grants Officer responsible for the day-to-day administration of grants and cooperative agreements for research and development.