U.S. Department of State Funding in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Office of the Spokesman
February 18, 2009
The overall funding level for State Department Operations in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is $602 million (which includes up to $38 million for USAID), $20.5 million above the Senate passed level, and $64 million above the House passed level, but $563 million below the Department’s original request. The bill provides funding for the enhancement of Department facilities.
The funding includes:
Diplomatic & Consular Programs (D&CP): $90 million
Conference report language references the Diplomatic Security training facility, Consular Affairs passport facilities, and training facilities, but no specific funding levels are provided for individual projects in this account.
D&CP/Capital Investment Fund (CIF): $290 million
$290 million is provided for the CIF, of which "up to $38 million shall be transferred, and merged with, funds" for USAID for immediate information technology investments.
Office of Inspector General (OIG): $2 million
$2 million is provided to OIG for oversight requirements.
International Commissions/International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) Construction: $220 million
$220 million is provided for the U.S. Section of IBWC for repair and rehabilitation of deficient infrastructure along 506 miles of flood control levees. Note: The U.S. Section of the IBWC is a quasi-independent federal agency, operating under the foreign policy guidance of and funded through the Department of State.
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