Notwithstanding the provisions of the Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act of 1977 (31 U.S.C. 6301–6308), the United States Geological Survey is authorized to continue existing, and on and after November 10, 2003, to enter into new cooperative agreements directed towards a particular cooperator, in support of joint research and data collection activities with Federal, State, and academic partners funded by appropriations herein, including those that provide for space in cooperator facilities.
43 U.S. Code § 36d - Cooperative agreements
The Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act of 1977, referred to in text, is Pub. L. 95–224, Feb. 3, 1978, 92 Stat. 3, which was classified generally to chapter 8 (§ 501 et seq.) of former Title 41, Public Contracts, and was repealed and reenacted as chapter 63 (§ 6301 et seq.) of Title 31, Money and Finance, by Pub. L. 97–258, §§ 1, 5(b), Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 877, 1068.
Appropriations herein, referred to in text, probably means appropriations under the headings “United States Geological Survey”, “surveys, investigations, and research” and “administrative provisions”, of the annual Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.