17-3-106. Fiscal officer for receipt of federal grants. (1) The state treasurer is designated as the fiscal officer of the state to receive from the United States government or any of its agencies all funds that may be made available as a grant to the state of Montana under any act of congress, or otherwise, for any purpose or use. The state treasurer shall, upon receipt of the funds, deposit the funds in the proper fund in the state treasury.
(2) A state agency may return from the state treasury, through the state treasurer, any federal funds and the interest earned on the funds that may not be retained by the state according to federal law or the terms of the federal grant that made the funds available. The funds are statutorily appropriated, as provided in 17-7-502, to the state treasurer for the purpose of returning the funds under the provisions of this subsection.