98 STAT. 1272
PUBLIC LAW 98-377—AUG. 11, 1984 PART D—DISCRETIONARY FUNDS OF THE DIRECTOR AUTHORIZATION
Grants. Contracts with US 20 USC 3941.
SEC. 141. (a) From funds available for this part, the Director is authorized to make grants to and to enter into contracts with any public agency or any private organization to carry out any activity authorized by this title. In addition, from such funds, the Director is authorized, directly or by way of grant or contract, to conduct— (1) a faculty exchange program between institutions of higher education (particularly institutions having established and nationally recognized research facilities) and eligible institutions; and (2) programs of national significance promoting the improvement of instruction in the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering. In carrying out the provisions of this part, the Director shall give special consideration to programs and activities for women in science and minorities in science which have been assisted by the Foundation prior to the date of enactment of this Act. (b) For the purpose of this section the term "eligible institution" means an institution of higher education in any State which— (I)(A) has an enrollment which includes a substantial percentage of students who are members of a minority group or who are economically or educationally disadvantaged; or (B) is located in a community that is not within commuting distance of a major institution of higher education; and (2) demonstrates a commitment to meet the special educational needs of students who are members of a minority group or are economically or educationally disadvantaged. PART E—GENERAL PROVISIONS ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
20 USC 3951.
SEC. 161. (a) In order to carry out the provisions of this title, the Foundation is authorized to— (1) appoint and fix the compensation of such personnel as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this title, except that in no case shall employees be compensated at a rate to exceed the rate provided for employees in grade GS-18 of the General Schedule set forth in section 5332 of title 5, United States Code; (2) procure temporary and intermittent services of experts and consultants as are necessary to the extent authorized by section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, but at rates not to exceed the rate specified at the time of such service for grade GS-18 of section 5332 of such title; (3) prescribe such regulations as it deems necessary governing the manner in which its functions shall be carried out; (4) receive money and other property donated, bequeathed, or devised, without condition or restriction other than it be used for the purposes of this Act; and to use, sell, or otherwise dispose of such property for the purpose of carrying out the functions of the Foundation under this Act; (5) accept and utilize the services of voluntary and noncompensated personnel and reimburse them for travel expenses.