Office of Management and Budget
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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
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 Agriculture
Foreign Agricultural Service
P.L. 480 Grants
The resources will enable the Defense Department to provide necessary
upgrades to the Presidential aircraft fleet.
|Department of Defense - Military
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 Justice
Activities and U.S. Marshals
Salaries and Expenses, General Legal Activities
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 State
Migration and Refugee Assistance
These funds will be used for internment costs for the burial in
national cemeteries of veterans killed in the terrorist attacks.
|Department of Veterans Affairs
National Cemetery Administration
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.
|Executive Office of the President
National Security Council (NSC)
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| Office of Administration
Salaries and Expenses
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