Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
February 18, 2009

The overall funding level for State Department Operations in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is $602 million (which includes up to $38 million for USAID), $20.5 million above the Senate passed level, and $64 million above the House passed level, but $563 million below the Department’s original request. The bill provides funding for the enhancement of Department facilities.

The funding includes:

Diplomatic & Consular Programs (D&CP): $90 million

  • Conference report language references the Diplomatic Security training facility, Consular Affairs passport facilities, and training facilities, but no specific funding levels are provided for individual projects in this account.

D&CP/Capital Investment Fund (CIF): $290 million

  • $290 million is provided for the CIF, of which "up to $38 million shall be transferred, and merged with, funds" for USAID for immediate information technology investments.

Office of Inspector General (OIG): $2 million

  • $2 million is provided to OIG for oversight requirements.

International Commissions/International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) Construction: $220 million

  • $220 million is provided for the U.S. Section of IBWC for repair and rehabilitation of deficient infrastructure along 506 miles of flood control levees. Note: The U.S. Section of the IBWC is a quasi-independent federal agency, operating under the foreign policy guidance of and funded through the Department of State.

PRN: 135