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Taken Question: U.S. Assistance to Honduras


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Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
July 1, 2009

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Question: What is the total amount of U.S. assistance given to Honduras, including USAID and Millennium Challenge?

Answer: In fiscal years 2008 and 2009, USAID and the Department of State plans to provide more than $95 million in foreign assistance to Honduras. In fiscal year 2008, the United States provided $40.4 million in bilateral assistance, and an additional $11 million from regional or global accounts. In 2009, the United States is currently planning to provide more than $43 million in bilateral assistance, with additional planned regional and global funds to be allocated at a later date. Funds include bilateral development and health assistance, Merida Initiative, and support for Honduran capability to participate in global peacekeeping operations.

Further, Honduras has a five-year, $215 million Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact, signed in June 2005. As of the end of June 2009, contract commitments under the Compact are expected to be over $190 million with over $76 million funds disbursed.



 



PRN: 2009/674

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