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PUBLIC LAW 103-177—DEC. 3, 1993 107 STAT. 2021 (A) provide for the internship of Bureau and Indian agricultural resource employees in the agricultural resource related programs of other agencies of the Department of the Interior, and (B) provide for the internship of agrictdtural resource personnel from the other Department of the Interior agencies within the Bureau, and, with the consent of the tribe, within tribal agricultural resource programs; (2) for agencies not within the Department of the Interior, provide, pursuant to an interagency agreement, internships within the Bureau and, with the consent of the tribe, within a tribal agricultural resource program of other agricultural resource personnel of such agencies who are above their sixth year of Federal service; (3) provide for the continuation of salary and benefits for participating Federal employees by their originating agency; (4) provide for salaries and benefits of participating Indian agricultural resource employees by the host agency; and (5) provide for a bonus pay incentive at the conclusion of the internship for any participant. (c) CONTINUING EDUCATION AND TRAiNiNG.The Secretary shall maintain a program within the Trust Services Division of the Bureau for Indian agricultural resource personnel which shall provide for— (1) orientation training for Bureau agricultural resource personnel in tribal-Federal relations and responsibilities; (2) continuing technical agricultural resource education for Bureau and Indian agricultural resource personnel; and (3) development training of Indian agricultural resource personnel in agricultural resource based enterprises and marketing. SEC. 203. COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE DEPARTMENT 25 USC 3733. OF THE INTERIOR AND INDIAN TRIBES. (a) COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS. — (I)(A) To facilitate the administration of the programs and activities of the Department of the Interior, the Secretary may negotiate and enter into cooperative agreements with Indian tribes to— (i) engage in cooperative manpower and job training, (ii) develop and publish cooperative agricultural education and resource planning materials, and (iii) perform land and facility improvements and other activities related to land and natural resource management and development. (B) The Secretary may enter into these agreements when the Secretary determines the interest of Indians and Indian tribes will be benefited. (2) In cooperative agreements entered into under paragraph (1), the Secretary may advance or reimburse funds to contractors from any appropriated funds available for similar kinds ^^ of work or by furnishing or sharing materials, supplies, facilities, or equipment without regard to the provisions of section 3324 of title 31, United States Code, relating to the advance of public moneys. (b) SUPERVISION.—In any agreement authorized by this section, Indian tribes and their employees may perform cooperative work