United States Code

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§ 3709.
Authorization of appropriations
(a)
Authorization of appropriations
(1)
In general
There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this chapter for each of fiscal years 2006 through 2010—
(A)
$25,000,000 to the Department of the Interior; and
(B)
$5,000,000 to the Department of Commerce.
(2)
Requirement of advance payment

The amount made available for a fiscal year under paragraph (1) shall be provided to the Foundation in an advance payment of the entire amount on October 1, or as soon as practicable thereafter, of the fiscal year.

(3)
Use of appropriated funds

Subject to paragraph (4), amounts made available under paragraph (1) shall be provided to the Foundation for use for matching, on a 1-to-1 basis, contributions (whether in currency, services, or property) made to the Foundation, or to a recipient of a grant provided by the Foundation, by private persons and State and local government agencies.

(4)
Prohibition on use for administrative expenses

No Federal funds made available under paragraph (1) shall be used by the Foundation for administrative expenses of the Foundation, including for salaries, travel and transportation expenses, and other overhead expenses.

(b)
Additional authorization
(1)
In general

In addition to the amounts authorized to be appropriated under subsection (a), the Foundation may accept Federal funds from a Federal agency under any other Federal law for use by the Foundation to further the conservation and management of fish, wildlife, plants, and other natural resources in accordance with the requirements of this chapter.

(2)
Use of funds accepted from Federal agencies

Federal funds provided to the Foundation under paragraph (1) shall be used by the Foundation for matching, in whole or in part, contributions (whether in currency, services, or property) made to the Foundation by private persons and State and local government agencies.

(c)
Prohibition on use of grant amounts for litigation and lobbying expenses
Amounts provided as a grant by the Foundation shall not be used for—
(1)
any expense related to litigation; or
(2)
any activity the purpose of which is to influence legislation pending before Congress.
(Pub. L. 98–244, § 10, Mar. 26, 1984, 98 Stat. 110; Pub. L. 100–240, § 4, Jan. 11, 1988, 101 Stat. 1786; Pub. L. 101–593, title I, § 110(c), Nov. 16, 1990, 104 Stat. 2960; Pub. L. 103–232, title I, § 104, Apr. 11, 1994, 108 Stat. 337; Pub. L. 106–408, title II, § 207, Nov. 1, 2000, 114 Stat. 1781; Pub. L. 107–141, § 6, Feb. 12, 2002, 116 Stat. 14; Pub. L. 109–363, title II, §§ 202, 204, Oct. 17, 2006, 120 Stat. 2075.)
cite as: 16 USC 3709