12 U.S. Code § 5345 - Funding
(a) Financial Research Fund
(1) Fund established
There is established in the Treasury of the United States a separate fund to be known as the “Financial Research Fund”.
(2) Fund receipts
All amounts provided to the Office under subsection (c),  and all assessments that the Office receives under subsection (d) shall be deposited into the Financial Research Fund.
(3) Investments authorized
(A) Amounts in fund may be invested
The Director may request the Secretary to invest the portion of the Financial Research Fund that is not, in the judgment of the Director, required to meet the needs of the Office.
(b) Use of funds
(1) In general
Funds obtained by, transferred to, or credited to the Financial Research Fund shall be immediately available to the Office, and shall remain available until expended, to pay the expenses of the Office in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the Office.
(2) Fees, assessments, and other funds not Government funds
Funds obtained by, transferred to, or credited to the Financial Research Fund shall not be construed to be Government funds or appropriated moneys.
(c) Interim funding
During the 2-year period following July 21, 2010, the Board of Governors shall provide to the Office an amount sufficient to cover the expenses of the Office.
(d) Permanent self-funding
Beginning 2 years after July 21, 2010, the Secretary shall establish, by regulation, and with the approval of the Council, an assessment schedule, including the assessment base and rates, applicable to bank holding companies with total consolidated assets of $50,000,000,000 or greater and nonbank financial companies supervised by the Board of Governors, that takes into account differences among such companies, based on the considerations for establishing the prudential standards under section 5325 of this title, to collect assessments equal to the total expenses of the Office.
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