§ 16-45-5. Acceptance and expenditure of federal funds.
The board of regents for elementary and secondary education is designated as the agency of this state and shall have full and complete authority to cooperate with and enter into contracts and agreements with the federal government, its agency, or instrumentality in all matters relating to the furtherance of the establishment of vocational and technological schools and the advancement of vocational and technological training programs and to perform any acts that may be necessary and to make application for, receive, and expend in accordance with any requirements, terms, rules, regulations, and conditions as may be established any grants, grants-in-aid, or funds authorized or appropriated by Congress and made available for these purposes to the board of regents for elementary and secondary education by the federal government or any agency or instrumentality of the federal government. The proceeds of grants or funds received shall be paid to the general treasurer who shall place the funds in a special account which shall be utilized for the purposes of these grants; and the state controller is authorized and directed to draw his or her orders upon the general treasurer for the payment of any sums or so much of the sum as may be required upon receipt by the controller of properly authenticated vouchers. The board of regents for elementary and secondary education may authorize any state officer or employee to act as agent of the federal government, as may be provided in any federal legislation within the purview of this chapter.
(P.L. 1964, ch. 8, § 1.)