USG Haiti Supplemental Budget request – March 24, 2010

The President’s request for FY 2010 supplemental funding for Haiti has just been submitted to the Congress

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Fact Sheet FY 2010 Haiti Supplemental Department of State and USAID
The magnitude 7.3 earthquake that occurred in Haiti on January 12, 2010 was the most powerful earthquake to strike the country in 200 years. In terms of human and economic impact, it is the worst natural disaster recorded in the Western Hemisphere.

• At least 1.5 million people have been directly affected by the quake.
• More than 220,000 individuals were killed and over 300,000 have been injured.
• Approximately 1.3 million people are living in temporary shelters in and around Port-au-Prince while another 500,000 have migrated to other parts of the country in search of shelter, food, and work.
• Roughly 105,000 homes have been destroyed and more than 208,000 were severely damaged.
• Over 1,300 schools and more than 50 health centers collapsed.
• The partial collapse of the National Penitentiary resulted in the escape of 4,300 prisoners.

According to the Post-Disaster Needs Assessment lead by the World Bank and the United Nations, the earthquake caused a total of $7.8 billion in damages and losses – 120% of Haiti’s 2009 GDP.  To “build back better,” the World Bank estimates that Haiti requires at least $11.5 billion in commitments from all donors and investors including bilateral and multilateral institutions, the private sector, and NGOs.  The FY 2010 Emergency Supplemental request for Haiti is required to replenish Department of State and USAID accounts used for response to date, as well as costs associated with critical recovery and reconstruction efforts.  The total request for State and USAID is $1.641 billion (State Operations = $246 million; Foreign Assistance = $1.245 billion plus an additional $150 million for Food for Peace Emergency Food Assistance).

In response to President Obama’s call for a “swift, coordinated, and aggressive” response effort, which included military and civilian disaster assistance, as of March 16, USAID had committed over $414 million in global humanitarian resources in response to the earthquake: $344 million in International Disaster Assistance (IDA) and $70 million in Food for Peace Title II emergency food assistance.  These costs are in addition to bilaterally budgeted FY 2010 resources.  It is anticipated that these totals will rise to $515 million in IDA spending and $150 million in emergency food assistance spending.
This request includes approximately $500.7 million to reimburse USAID for some of its emergency humanitarian response costs, and approximately $894 million for State Department and USAID recovery and reconstruction activities and oversight expenses for the USAID Inspector General.
This fact sheet summarizes the State Department and USAID’s portions of the FY 2010 Emergency Supplemental request, which is required to cover costs associated with relief, recovery and reconstruction efforts in Haiti.  More detailed information on the overall U.S. Government request can be found in the FY 2010 Haiti Emergency

Supplemental Budget Request submitted by the President to the Congress on March 24, 2010.
The supplemental request consists of the following components:
State Operations:  $246 million
Diplomatic & Consular Programs – $65.0 million
• Required for temporary lodging, fuel, medical supplies, temporary duty personnel, tent city logistical support, bedding / blankets, transportation (including refrigeration trucks), security, and personal property claims.
• Also required for leasing of temporary housing and office space to accommodate USG personnel supporting recovery and reconstruction efforts in the coming months.
• Includes authority to transfer up to $3.7 million to the Emergencies in the Diplomatic and Consular Service account  to support evacuation costs and Consular Affairs Fly Away Teams, and other expenses related to U.S. Government efforts in Haiti.
• Includes transfer authority of up to $290 thousand to the Repatriation Loans Program Account to support evacuation of U.S. citizens.
Embassy Security, Construction and Maintenance – $84.5 million
• Required to provide Government-owned housing and office space for up to 150 permanent U.S. direct-hire staff.
• Required to purchase 18 existing build-to-lease houses plus 19 currently under construction, exercise an option to purchase 16 additional units, and for acquisition and construction of 97 more units on new sites.
Contributions for International Peacekeeping Activities – $96.5 million required to fund the US share of the assessment to support an additional 2,000 military and 1,500 police personnel for the U.N. Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) during the period of the current mandate through October 15, 2010.
Relief Funding: $501 million
These funds will reimburse Department of State and USAID accounts for the post-earthquake relief effort to date.
International Disaster Assistance – $351 million
• Reimbursement of inter-agency agreements with DHS/FEMA, DHHS, DoD, and the Peace Corps – $126.6 million.
• USAID Standing Search and Rescue (SAR) Agreements – $11 million to deploy two U.S. SAR teams.
• USAID Disaster Assistance Response Teams Program Support – $0.558 million to manage the disaster response through December 2010.
• Relief Commodities – $24 million to replenish global stocks of relief commodities
• Humanitarian Coordination Programs – $9 million to support U.N. and Interaction disaster response coordination efforts.
• Logistics and Non-Food Items – $21 million.
• Shelter, Settlements, Livelihoods Programs – $93 million to provide shelter for approximately 10% of the total affected Haitian population.
• Health and Nutrition Programs – $42 million to establish mobile health clinics, repair health facilities, and immunize vulnerable populations.
• Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Programs – $18 million for water, sanitation and hygiene programs for displaced populations.
• Child Protection Programs – $5.4 million to support children’s centers, psycho-social services, and child protection services.
Food for Peace Title II – $150 million
• Provide emergency food assistance for up to two million Haitians.
Recovery and Reconstruction Funding: $893 million
These funds will help address Haiti’s critical recovery and reconstruction needs.
Economic Support Fund – $749 million
• Office of Transition Initiatives Recovery Activities – $68.3 million.
o Community Stabilization – $48.3 million to provide employment for public works, debris removal, school construction, flood management and community infrastructure projects.
o Rebuilding the Capacity of the Government of Haiti – $10 million in technical assistance to key Ministries, including physical infrastructure, equipment and furniture.
o Enhancing Citizen Participation in Relief and Recovery – $10 million to assist the GOH to disseminate information and develop strategic communication plans and public outreach campaigns.
• Infrastructure – $433 million to rebuild shelter and supporting infrastructure ($133 million), energy ($150 million), and agriculture and industrial ($150 million) sectors.
• Health – $110 million for health system reconstruction ($72 million), health services to displaced populations ($30 million) and rehabilitation and disability care for earthquake victims ($8 million).
• Agriculture and Food Security – $51 million to jump-start rural economic growth and development ($16 million), expand farmer access to markets ($5 million), re-establish agricultural services and rebuild institutional capacity ($10 million), and manage natural resources ($20 million).
• Governance, Rule of Law and Security – $87 million
o Public Institution and Civil Society Strengthening ($62 million) to help provide essential government services in the short-term and build operational capacity in the long-term, support elections, restore the capacity of the civil service, and coordinate and prioritize donor resources.
o Justice Reform and Human Rights ($25 million) to help revise the Criminal Code, improve the capacity of GOH institutions, and support human rights protection programs.
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement – $143.5 million
• Governance, Rule of Law and Security – $143.5 million
o Justice Reform and Human Rights ($2.5 million) for classification system and pre-trial detention programs.
o Corrections ($31.2 million) to repair damaged facilities, replace uniforms and equipment, and expedite the completion of the women’s correctional facility.
o Policing ($31.1 million) to support the police academy help re-establish police presence on the streets, and rebuild command and control capacities.
o Counternarcotics ($23.7 million) to restore the capacity of the Haitian Coast Guard, DEA-led police drug unit and anti-money laundering and anti-corruption units.
o Trafficking in Persons ($3.5 million) to build GOH capacity to protect minors.
o Peacekeeping ($45 million) to provide 30 additional police advisors and five corrections advisors.
o Program Design and Support ($6.5 million) to provide salaries, benefits, allowances and travel and additional staffing for the justice and corrections program.
Effectiveness and Accountability:  $1.5 million
• USAID Office of the Inspector General ($1.5 million) to increase oversight capacity for the Office of the Inspector General in Haiti.


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2 thoughts on “USG Haiti Supplemental Budget request – March 24, 2010

  1. I am very sad when I heard the news in Haiti..!!I even cried when I heard and saw the news..!!That incident affected the whole Haiti,Haiti really needs help and I guess the Supplemental Budget Request would be a big help.!!Until now,I am praying for all those who got affected by the earthquake..!!

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