The Minnesota Office of Higher Education is designated the state agency to apply for, receive, accept, and disburse to both public and private institutions of higher education all federal funds which are allocated to the state of Minnesota to support higher education programs, construction, or other activities and which require administration by a state higher education agency under the Higher Education Facilities Act of 1963, and any amendments thereof, the Higher Education Act of 1965, and any amendments thereof, and any other law which provides funds for higher education and requires administration by a state higher education agency as enacted or may be enacted by the Congress of the United States; provided that no commitment shall be made that shall bind the legislature to make appropriations beyond current allocations of funds. The office may apply for, receive, accept, and disburse all administrative funds available to the office for administering federal funds to support higher education programs, construction, or other activities. The office also may apply for, receive, accept, and disburse any research, planning, or program funds which are available for purposes consistent with the provisions of this chapter. In making application for and administering federal funds the office may comply with any and all requirements of federal law and federal rules and regulations to enable it to receive and accept such funds. The expenditure of any such funds received shall be governed by the laws of the state, except insofar as federal regulations may otherwise provide. The office may contract with both public and private institutions in administering federal funds, and such contracts shall not be subject to the provisions of chapter 16C. All such money received by the office shall be deposited in the state treasury and, subject to section 3.3005, are hereby appropriated to it annually for the purpose for which such funds are received. None of such moneys shall cancel but shall be available until expended.