(A)   Authorization. The Commission is hereby authorized to accept from any state or any state or federal agency or from any political subdivision of any state or from any persons or corporations free grants of money or anything else for and/or in aid of the acquisition and/or construction and/or maintenance of any lands, structures, buildings, dams, impounding reservoirs, streambeds, waterways, roadways, rights-of-way, water rights or watersheds and appurtenances within the District and to enter into contracts for the free grant of money or anything else in aid of such purposes and powers with any state or federal agency.
   (B)   Terms defined.
      (1)   The term FEDERAL AGENCY shall mean the United States of America, the President of the United States, the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works or other such agencies as may be designated or created to make grants or loans pursuant to the National Industrial Recovery Act of Congress of the United States of America, approved June 16, 1933, or any Acts amendatory thereof or any Acts supplemental thereto or revisions thereof or any further Acts of the Congress of the United States of America to encourage public works, to reduce unemployment and thereby to assist in national recovery and to promote the public welfare or to regulate the flow of navigable or other streams or to conserve water resources.
      (2)   The term STATE, as used herein, shall mean any state of the United States and shall include any board, commission or other agency or subdivision of such state and shall mean and include 2 or more states or agencies thereof acting jointly.
(1986 Code, § 114-4)  (1957 Code, § 521; 1935, Ch. 409, § 4]