50 CFR 81.4 - Allocation of funds.
The Secretary shall semi-annually allocate funds, appropriated for the purpose of carrying out Section 6, to various State programs using the following as the basis for his determination:
(a) The international commitments of the United States to protect endangered or threatened species;
(b) The readiness of a State to proceed with a conservation program consistent with the objectives and purposes of the Act;
(c) The number of endangered and threatened species within a State;
(d) The potential for restoring endangered and threatened species within a State; and
(e) The relative urgency to initiate a program to restore and protect an endangered or threatened species in terms of survival of the species.