33 U.S. Code § 2313b - Support of Army civil works program
(a) General authority
In carrying out research and development in support of the civil works program of the Department of the Army, the Secretary may utilize contracts, cooperative research and development agreements, cooperative agreements, and grants with non-Federal entities, including State and local governments, colleges and universities, consortia, professional and technical societies, public and private scientific and technical foundations, research institutions, educational organizations, and nonprofit organizations.
Source(Pub. L. 104–303, title II, § 229,Oct. 12, 1996, 110 Stat. 3703.)
Section was enacted as part of the Water Resources Development Act of 1996, and not as part of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 which comprises this chapter.