The Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, may enter into cooperative agreements and other financial agreements with any nonprofit organization to—
aid and promote scientific and educational activities to foster public understanding of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or its programs; and
solicit private donations for the support of such activities.
(Pub. L. 102–567, title IV, § 406, Oct. 29, 1992, 106 Stat. 4293.)