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Office of Management and Budget
News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2001-44

President Bush Releases Additional $196 Million in Emergency Funds to Provide
for the Humanitarian and Security Needs Related to the Attack on America

Washington, DC, October 5, 2001 -- President George W. Bush today released $196 million in emergency funds to provide for the humanitarian and security needs related to the attack on America. This is the third installment from the $40 billion in emergency funds enacted in September. This installment brings the total amount released from the emergency fund to $7.1 billion.

The $196 million will be used by the Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Justice, State, and Veterans Affairs and the Executive Office of the President to address consequences of the attacks. Specifically, the funding will be used for: creation of the Office of Homeland Security; establishment of the Office of the Special Master to assist in the compensation of victims; internment costs for the burial in national cemeteries of veterans killed in the attacks; refugee and food assistance programs in Afghanistan and Pakistan, as well as other neighboring countries; and other urgent security-related activities.

OMB will continue to work with the agencies to determine additional needs. No further congressional action is required for these transfers.

Allocation of Emergency Funding by Agency

Department of Agriculture
    Foreign Agricultural Service
P.L. 480 Grants
$50,000,000

These funds will be used to purchase and deliver food to vulnerable people inside Afghanistan, as well as potential new refugees in Pakistan and other neighboring countries.

Department of Defense - Military $7,000,000

The resources will enable the Defense Department to provide necessary upgrades to the Presidential aircraft fleet.

Department of Justice
    Legal Activities and U.S. Marshals
Salaries and Expenses, General Legal Activities
$7,300,000

These resources will support the establishment of the Special Masterís office, pursuant to P.L. 107-42. The Special Master is responsible for compensating victims of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks.

Department of State
    Other
Migration and Refugee Assistance
$50,000,000

These funds will be used to provide assistance to potential new refugees through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Federation of the Red Crescent, and private voluntary organizations in Pakistan and other neighboring countries.

Department of Veterans Affairs
    Departmental Administration
National Cemetery Administration
$217,000

These funds will be used for internment costs for the burial in national cemeteries of veterans killed in the terrorist attacks.

Executive Office of the President
    National Security Council (NSC)
Salaries and Expenses
$4,800,000
    Office of Administration
Salaries and Expenses
$25,537,000
    Unanticipated Needs
Unanticipated Needs
$51,000,000

These funds will support the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security and a NSC Directorate to Combat Terrorism, as well as provide for other urgent security-related activities.

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