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FY 2006 International Affairs (Function 150) Budget Request
Bureau of Resource Management
February 7, 2005
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Department of Agriculture


($ in thousands)

FY 2004

Actual

FY 2005

Estimate

FY 2006

Request

P.L. 480 Title II

1,184,967

1,173,041

885,000

McGovern-Dole International Food for Education & Child Nutrition Program Grants

50,000

86,800

100,000

Total, Department of Agriculture

1,234,967

1,259,841

985,000


P.L. 480 Title II


Title II Food Aid of the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954 (Public Law 480) is requested by the Department of Agriculture and administered by USAID.

The FY 2006 request for Title II is $885 million. For FY 2006, $300 million that was previously requested for P.L. 480 Title II is being requested under International Disaster and Famine Assistance for emergency food aid needs.

Title II provides U.S. food assistance in response to emergencies and disasters around the world via the World Food Program and private voluntary organizations. Title II resources have been critical to saving lives by preventing and mitigating famines and providing urgent relief to victims of natural disasters and complex emergencies where natural disasters are compounded by ongoing civil strife.

Through this program, the United States also provides development-oriented resources to private voluntary organizations and the World Food Program to help improve the food security of needy people through the direct distribution of agricultural commodities or the use of local currencies generated by the sale of these commodities in the recipient country.

McGovern-Dole International Food for Education & Child Nutrition Program Grants

The FY 2006 request for the McGovern-Dole Internation Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program Grants is $100 million. In coordination with USAID, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) administers this program. The program provides for the donation of U.S. agricultural commodities and associated technical and financial assistance to carry out preschool and school feeding programs in foreign countries in order to improve food security, reduce the incidence of hunger and malnutrition, and improve literacy and primary education. The program also supports maternal, infant, and child nutrition programs for pregnant women, nursing mothers, infants, and children.







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