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