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Office of Management and Budget
News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 9, 2001
2001-59

President Bush Announces $9.3 billion in Emergency Funds

International Aid, Sky Marshals, Airport Security,
Pentagon Repair and National Security Operations to be Funded.

Washington, DC -- The Administration today outlined additional emergency spending totaling $9.3 billion for emergency recovery and response and national security activities. As provided in the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, $7.5 billion of these funds will be made available to agencies pursuant to the 15 day notification procedures established by the Act from the date of this transmittal and $1.7 billion will be made available to agencies immediately.

This represents the sixth round of transfers from the Emergency Response Fund and brings the total emergency funds requested and released to $19 billion from the $40 billion appropriated for the consequences arising from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The $7.5 billion represents the final transfer from the $10.0 billion provided in the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act that is subject to a 15-day congressional review period. A $20 billion funding request was sent to Congress on October 17, 2001. The Administration will continue to work with Congress to ensure quick enactment of this request so that recovery and response can continue without interruption.

The $9.3 billion will be transferred to the Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Justice, State, Transportation and the Treasury. The funding will address consequences of the attacks, including funding for: food and refugee assistance to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and other neighboring countries; economic and security assistance to Uzbekistan, Turkey and other countries in the region; additional sky marshals; purchase of additional security equipment for the Nationís airports; repair of the Pentagon; and national security operations.

EMERGENCY APPROPRIATIONS: AMOUNTS PREVIOUSLY APPROPRIATED
TO BE TRANSFERRED BY THE PRESIDENT FROM THE
EMERGENCY RESPONSE FUND

Available Immediately:

Department of Agriculture
    Foreign Agricultural Service
P.L. 480 Grants (Title II)
$23,000,000
These funds will be used to provide U.S. food to Afghanistan and other countries in the region to mitigate the impact of the ongoing conflict and drought. The United Nationsí World Food Program, private voluntary organizations, and possibly commercial traders will distribute these commodities.

Department of Defense
-- Military

$930,494,000
These resources will provide funding for: increased situational awareness ($392.5 million); repair of the Pentagon ($339.0 million); improved command and control ($71.0 million); increased worldwide posture ($50.0 million); initial crisis response ($43.0 million); and enhanced force protection ($35.0 million).

Department of the Treasury
    Departmental Offices
Salaries and Expenses
$9,400,000
On October 17th, the Administration requested $9.4 million in appropriations to fund the administrative expenses of the Air Transportation Stabilization Board, which was created pursuant to the Air Transportation Safety and System Stabilization Act. To date, Congress has not yet acted upon the Administrationís request. Due to Congressí clear desire to ensure timely action by the Board on the $10 billion airline loan guarantee program, this transfer would provide the necessary resources for staff, facilities, equipment, and other support for the Board to administer the guaranteed loan program for the airline industry.

International Assistance Programs
    Agency for International Development (AID)
Operating Expenses
International Disaster Assistance (IDA)
Assistance for the Independent States of the former Soviet Union
    International Security Assistance
Economic Support Fund (ESF)
Foreign Military Financing Program (FMF)
Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and Related (NADR)



$13,000,000
$76,000,000
$46,500,000

$500,000,000
$45,000,000
$97,700,000

These funds include:
  • for AIDís operating expenses, $13.0 million to relocate overseas staff to more secure facilities, provide immediate security upgrades for existing overseas facilities, and implement the expanded humanitarian assistance program for Afghanistan;
  • for IDA, $76.0 million to procure non-U.S. food for distribution, support winterization, health, and nutritional programs, and improve the United Nationsí World Food Programís capacity to deliver food in Afghanistan;
  • for the Independent States of the former Soviet Union, $40.5 million in economic and law enforcement assistance for Uzbekistan and $6.0 million for a Central Asia regional program on conflict prevention;
  • for ESF, $500.0 million in economic assistance for Pakistan to provide immediate budget assistance for priority sectors, including health, education and infrastructure projects, and district-based rural works employment programs;
  • for FMF, $45.0 million in grants for defense services and equipment for Turkey and Uzbekistan; and
  • for NADR, $45.5 million for specialized training and equipment for foreign governments to prevent and respond to terrorist incidents, $42.2 million for training and equipment for border security forces in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan, $4.0 million for the Terrorist Interdiction Program, $3.0 million for international counterterrorism engagement, and $3.0 million to carry out critical humanitarian demining projects in Afghanistan.

Available After 15 Days:

Department of Defense -- Military $7,005,300,000
These resources will provide funding for: increased worldwide posture ($2,643.3 million); National Guard personnel providing airport security ($23.0 million); increased situational awareness ($1,909.0 million); offensive counterterrorism ($1,067.0 million); enhanced force protection ($714.0 million); improved command and control ($527.0 million); initial crisis response ($72.0 million); and repair of the Pentagon ($50.0 million).

Department of Justice
    Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Salaries and Expenses
$39,700,000
These funds will be used to help the FBI in its on-going effort to upgrade its information technology infrastructure in light of the increased demands of the investigation into the terrorist attacks of September 11th.

Department of State
    Administration of Foreign Affairs

Diplomatic and Consular Programs
Embassy Security, Construction, and Maintenance
Emergencies in the Diplomatic and Consular Service
    Other
Migration and Refugee Assistance




$80,600,000
$52,850,000
$10,000,000

$50,000,000
These resources include: for Diplomatic and Consular Programs, $66.7 million for security enhancements at State Department facilities, $10.0 million for diplomatic security improvements and mail safety, $3.7 million for additional medical service requirements, including providing health units in all overseas posts that currently do not have them, and $0.2 million for staff at the Intelligence Communityís Counterterrorism Center; for Embassy Security, Construction, and Maintenance, $34.9 million for security improvements at U.S. embassy compounds and $18.0 million for emergency egress projects; for Emergencies in the Diplomatic and Consular Service, $10.0 million to reimburse the Department of Defense for transporting specialized equipment to assist U.S. operations and host governments or to evacuate U.S. personnel; and for Migration and Refugee Assistance, $50.0 million to provide assistance to potential new refugees in Pakistan and other neighboring countries.

Department of Transportation
    Federal Aviation Administration
Operations
Facilities and Equipment
$170,000,000
$87,500,000
These funds will provide for additional Federal Air Marshals and necessary management and support personnel to increase U.S. aviation security ($170.0 million), as well as support the accelerated purchase of planned security equipment for airport baggage and passenger screening, including explosives detection systems, trace detection devices, threat-image projection x-rays, and computer-based training modules ($87.5 million).

Broadcasting Board of Governors
    Broadcasting Capital Improvements
$16,400,000
These funds will be used to establish two, high-powered, AM transmitting facilities in the Middle East and additional FM capability to reach audiences in the region.

 

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