7 U.S. Code § 3319b - Joint requests for proposals
In carrying out any competitive agricultural research, education, or extension grant program authorized under this or any other Act, the Secretary may cooperate with 1 or more other Federal agencies (including the National Science Foundation) in issuing joint requests for proposals, awarding grants, and administering grants, for similar or related research, education, or extension projects or activities.
The Secretary may delegate authority to issue requests for proposals, make grant awards, or administer grants, in whole or in part, to a cooperating Federal agency.
Subject to section 3129a of this title, the Secretary and a cooperating Federal agency may establish joint peer review panels for the purpose of evaluating grant proposals.
A prior section 3319b, Pub. L. 95–113, title XIV, § 1473B, as added Pub. L. 99–198, title XIV, § 1427, Dec. 23, 1985, 99 Stat. 1553, provided for technology development for small- and medium-sized farming operations, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 101–624, title XVI, § 1601(f)(1)(E), Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 3704.
“The purposes of this section [enacting this section] are—