16 U.S. Code § 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) of this section, 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.

Source

(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.)
Amendments

2006—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 109–363, § 202, substituted “fiscal years 2006 through 2010” for “fiscal years 2001 through 2005”.
Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 109–363, § 204, inserted “, or to a recipient of a grant provided by the Foundation,” after “made to the Foundation”.
2002—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 107–141, § 6(1), substituted “2005” for “2003”.
Subsec. (a)(1)(A). Pub. L. 107–141, § 6(2), substituted “$25,000,000” for “$20,000,000”.
2000—Pub. L. 106–408added text of section and struck out former text which read as follows:
“(a) Authorization.—There are authorized to be appropriated to the Department of the Interior $25,000,000 for each of fiscal years 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, and 1998.
“(b) Use of Amounts Appropriated.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), amounts appropriated under this section shall be made available to the Foundation for use 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.
“(2) No Federal funds authorized under this section shall be used by the Foundation for administrative expenses of the Foundation, including for salaries, travel and transportation expenses, and other overhead expenses.
“(c) Additional Authorization.—The amounts authorized to be appropriated under this section are in addition to any amounts provided or available to the Foundation under any other Federal law.”
1994—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103–232, § 104(a)(1), substituted “$25,000,000 for each of fiscal years 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, and 1998” for “not to exceed $15,000,000 for fiscal year 1991, not to exceed $20,000,000 for fiscal year 1992, and not to exceed $25,000,000 for fiscal year 1993”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 103–232, § 104(b), substituted “paragraph (2)” for “paragraphs (2) and (3)”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 103–232, § 104(a)(2), added subsec. (c).
1990—Pub. L. 101–593amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section read as follows: “There are authorized to be appropriated to the Department of the Interior for each of fiscal years 1988 through 1993, inclusive, not to exceed $5,000,000 to be made available to the Foundation—
“(1) to match partially or wholly the amount or value of contributions (whether in currency, services, or property) made to the Foundation by private persons and State and local government agencies; and
“(2) to provide administrative services under section 3704 of this title.”
1988—Pub. L. 100–240amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section read as follows: “For the ten-year period beginning on October 1, 1984, there are authorized to be appropriated to the Department of the Interior not to exceed $1,000,000 to be made available to the Foundation—
“(1) to match, on a one-for-one basis, private contributions made to the Foundation; and
“(2) to provide administrative services under section 3704 of this title.”

 

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