16 USC 718d - Expenditure of funds

(a) In general 
All funds received for stamps sold under this subchapter shall be
(1) accounted for by the Postal Service or the Secretary, as appropriate;
(2) paid into the Treasury of the United States; and
(3) reserved and set aside as a special fund, to be known as the Migratory Bird Conservation Fund (referred to in this section as the fund), to be administered by the Secretary.

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(b) Use of funds 
All funds received into the fund are appropriated for the following purposes, to remain available until expended:
(1) Advance allotments 
So much as may be necessary shall be used by the Secretary for engraving, printing, issuing, selling, and accounting for Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps and moneys received from the sale thereof, in addition to expenses for personnel services in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, and such other expenses as may be necessary in executing the duties and functions required of the Postal Service.
(2) Areas for refuges 
Except as provided in paragraph (3) and subsection (c), the remainder shall be available for the location, ascertainment, and acquisition of suitable areas for migratory bird refuges under the provisions of the Migratory Bird Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 715 et seq.) and for the administrative costs incurred in the acquisition of such areas.
(3) Conditions on use of funds 
The Secretary may use funds made available under paragraph (2) for the purposes of that paragraph, and such other funds as may be appropriated for the purposes of that paragraph or this paragraph, to acquire, or defray the expense incident to the acquisition by gift, devise, lease, purchase, or exchange of, small wetland and pothole areas, interests therein, and rights-of-way to provide access thereto. Such small areas, to be designated as Waterfowl Production Areas, may be acquired without regard to the limitations and requirements of the Migratory Bird Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 715 et seq.), but all of the provisions of such Act which govern the administration and protection of lands acquired thereunder, except the inviolate sanctuary provisions of such Act, shall be applicable to areas acquired pursuant to this paragraph.
(c) Promotion of stamp sales 

(1) In general 
The Secretary may use funds from the sale of Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps, not to exceed $1,000,000 in each of fiscal years 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003, for the promotion of additional sales of those stamps, in accordance with a Migratory Bird Conservation Commission approved annual marketing plan. Such promotion shall include the preparation of reports, brochures, or other appropriate materials to be made available to the public that describe the benefits to wildlife derived from stamp sales.
(2) Components of report 
The Secretary shall include in each annual report of the Commission under section 715b1 of this title a description of activities conducted under this subsection in the year covered by the report.
[1] See References in Text note below.