42 USC 2486c - National space grant college and fellowship program

(a) Establishment; long-range guidelines and priorities; program evaluation 
The Administrator shall establish and maintain, within the Administration, a program to be known as the national space grant college and fellowship program. The national space grant college and fellowship program shall consist of the financial assistance and other activities provided for in this chapter. The Administrator shall establish long-range planning guidelines and priorities, and adequately evaluate the program.
(b) Functions 
Within the Administration, the program shall
(1) apply the long-range planning guidelines and the priorities established by the Administrator under subsection (a) of this section;
(2) advise the Administrator with respect to the expertise and capabilities which are available through the national space grant college and fellowship program, and make such expertise available to the Administration as directed by the Administrator;

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(3) evaluate activities conducted under grants and contracts awarded pursuant to sections 2486d and 2486e of this title to assure that the purposes set forth in section 2486a of this title are implemented;
(4) encourage other Federal departments, agencies, and instrumentalities to use and take advantage of the expertise and capabilities which are available through the national space grant college and fellowship program, on a cooperative or other basis;
(5) encourage cooperation and coordination with other Federal programs concerned with the development of space resources and fields related to space;
(6) advise the Administrator on the designation of recipients supported by the national space grant college and fellowship program and, in appropriate cases, on the termination or suspension of any such designation; and
(7) encourage the formation and growth of space grant and fellowship programs.
(c) Acceptance of gifts and donations; funds from other Federal agencies; issuance of rules and regulations 
To carry out the provisions of this chapter, the Administrator may
(1) accept conditional or unconditional gifts or donations of services, money, or property, real, personal or mixed, tangible or intangible;
(2) accept and use funds from other Federal departments, agencies, and instrumentalities to pay for fellowships, grants, contracts, and other transactions; and
(3) issue such rules and regulations as may be necessary and appropriate.