16 U.S. Code § 4211 - Provision of assistance
The Secretary may provide financial assistance under this subchapter from the Fund for approved projects for research, conservation, management, or protection of African elephants.
The Secretary shall review each project proposal to determine if it meets the criteria set forth in subsection (d) of this section and otherwise merits assistance under this chapter. Not later than six months after receiving a project proposal, and subject to the availability of funds, the Secretary shall approve or disapprove the proposal and provide written notification to the person who submitted the proposal.
To the maximum extent practical, in determining whether to approve project proposals under this section, the Secretary shall give consideration to projects that will enhance sustainable conservation programs to ensure effective long-term conservation of African elephants.
Each entity that receives assistance under this section shall provide such periodic reports to the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service as the Director considers relevant and appropriate. Each report shall include all information requested by the Director for evaluating the progress and success of the project.
2007—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 110–132, struck out “and to each country within which the project is proposed to be conducted” before period at end in second sentence.
2002—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 107–111, § 6(a)(1), struck out “African Elephant Conservation” before “Fund”.
Subsecs. (e), (f). Pub. L. 107–111, § 5, added subsec. (e) and redesignated former subsec. (e) as (f).