Almost 20% of the annual operating budget for FWP is funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) through its Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration programs. These programs are supported through collection of excise taxes from the sale of hunting and fishing equipment each year at the national level, creating a true user pays/user benefits system. At year's end, the funds are made available to state game and fish agencies (as well as U.S. Insular areas) for the expressed purpose of managing fish and wildlife resources. These programs provide over $18 million to FWP each year.