Report
Bureau of Budget and Planning
May 31, 2013


Department of State
Administration of Foreign Affairs (State Operations)
May 2013

Table of Contents

Introduction
Approach

Diplomatic and Consular Programs

1. Human Resources
2. Overseas Programs
3. Diplomatic Policy & Support
4. Security Programs
5. Capital Investment Fund
6. Embassy Security, Construction and Maintenance

Other Administration of Foreign Affairs

7. Conflict Stabilization Operations
8. Office of the Inspector General
9. Education and Cultural Exchanges Programs
10. Representation Allowances
11. Protection of Foreign Missions and Officials
12. Emergencies in the Diplomatic and Consular Service
13. Repatriation Loans Programs Account
14. Payment to the American Institute in Taiwan
15. International Chancery Center

International Organizations

16. Contributions to International Organizations
17. Contributions to International Peacekeeping Activities

International Commissions

18. International Boundary and Water Commission – Salaries & Expenses
19. International Boundary and Water Commission – Construction
20. American Sections
21. International Fisheries Commission
22. Related Programs


Introduction

The GPRA Modernization Act (GPRAMA) of 2010 requires a central inventory of all Federal programs. The Federal Program Inventory has the potential to facilitate coordination across programs by making it easier to find programs that can contribute to a shared goal, as well as improve public understanding about what Federal programs do and how programs link to budget, performance and other information.

This document describes each of the Department of State’s 22 State operations programs across 43 bureaus/offices as well as how the program supports the Department’s broader Strategic Goals. Please see the Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development Foreign Assistance Programs for information on foreign assistance programs. Please refer to www.Performance.gov for program contributions to our Agency Priority Goals and Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) Goals. The Department currently contributes to the following CAP Goals: Closing Skills Gap, Exports, Cybersecurity, Sustainability, Real Property, Data Center Consolidation, and Strategic Sourcing.

For each program, the budget authority reported in the President’s Budget for fiscal years 2012, 2013 and 2014 (requested) is included.

Approach

The Department of State designed its approach to closely mirror its budget structure, which aligns to the way the agency manages funds and programs. This list relies on the existing definition of programs already used in Vol. 1 of the State Department’s Congressional Budget Justification. The format is one that is familiar to stakeholders at OMB and in Congress and meshes with the submissions created for the programs, projects, and activities (PPAs) table required for the sequestration planning reports.

The approach for defining the programs (based on the first P in PPAs) will define programs for Diplomatic and Consular Programs down to the category level.

For all other State Operations appropriation accounts, program is equivalent to the individual budget account. This approach will facilitate compliance with phase 2 of the Federal Program Inventory List requirement (due Spring 2014), as this correlates directly with Budget Account and Program Activity lines.

Diplomatic and Consular Programs

1. Human Resources

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Resource Summary ($ in thousands)

FY 2012 Actual

FY 2013 CR

FY 2014 Request

2,506,786

2,504,273

2,631,073

Program Description: This program supports American salaries at overseas and domestic United States diplomatic missions, including Department of State employees carrying out security protection activities. The professional development and training activity is a continuous process by which the Department ensures that its professionals have the skills, experience and judgment to fulfill its functions at all levels. Trainings are designed to provide employees with the specific functional career and language skills needed for the conduct of foreign relations in the Department and abroad. This activity also supports the management, recruitment, and performance evaluation of Foreign and Civil Service employees (including efforts to attract a diverse applicant pool) and locally employed staff.

Bureau/Office: Bureau of Human Resources; Foreign Service Institute

Supported Strategic Goals: SG 1: Counter threats to the United States and the international order, and advance civilian security around the world. SG 7: Build a 21st century workforce; achieve U.S. government operational and consular efficiency

2. Overseas Programs

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Resource Summary ($ in thousands)

FY 2012 Actual

FY 2013 CR

FY 2014 Request

1,970,210

1,990,960

2,198,515

Program Description: This program provides funding for the operational programs of all the regional bureaus of the Department of State, which are responsible for managing United States foreign policy through bilateral and multilateral relationships. Funds made available for 2014 will support 274 United States embassies, consulates, and other diplomatic posts worldwide. Resources for this program are used to provide for: the political and economic reporting and analysis of interests to the United States; the representation of U.S. diplomatic and national interests to countries abroad; and the bilateral and multilateral negotiation of U.S. foreign policy objectives, including the hosting of and participation in various international conferences, meetings and other multilateral activities in the United States and abroad. Resources in this appropriation support the conduct of international informational programs of the United States. The resources in this activity are used to define, explain and advocate U.S. policies abroad and to seek to increase knowledge and understanding among foreign audiences of U.S. society and its values. This program also encompasses medical programs for the Department of State, the Foreign Service and other U.S. Government departments and agencies overseas. Centralized funding for travel and transportation of effects associated with the assignment, transfer, home leave and separation of the Department's personnel and dependents is also included in this activity.

Bureau/Office: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; Bureau of South Central Asian Affairs; Bureau of African Affairs; Bureau of International Organization Affairs; Office of International Conferences; Office of the Medical Director

Supported Strategic Goals: SG 1: Counter threats to the United States and the international order, and advance civilian security around the world; SG 2: Effectively manage transitions in the frontline states; SG 3: Expand and sustain the ranks of prosperous, stable and democratic states by promoting effective, accountable, democratic governance; respect for human rights; sustainable, broad-based economic growth; and well-being; SG 4: Provide humanitarian assistance and support disaster mitigation; SG 5: Support American prosperity through economic diplomacy; SG 6: Advance U.S. interests and universal values through public diplomacy and programs that connect the United States and Americans to the world; SG 7: Build a 21st century workforce; achieve U.S. government operational and consular efficiency

3. Diplomatic Policy & Support

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Resource Summary ($ in thousands)

FY 2012 Actual

FY 2013 CR

FY 2014 Request

813,169

790,471

813,252

Program Description: This program supports the operational programs of the functional bureaus of the Department of State, which includes providing overall policy direction, coordination, and program management among United States missions abroad in pursuit of regional and global foreign policy objectives, including the hosting of various international conferences and meetings in the United States and abroad. Resources also fund the management of U.S. participation in arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament negotiations and other verification and compliance activities, in addition to funds otherwise available for such purposes. This activity, supported by fees for consular services, also encompasses overseas American citizen services; the issuance of passports to U.S. citizens both here and abroad; visa adjudication and prevention and detection of visa fraud; and implementation of a coordinated strategy to improve consular systems and processes in support of U.S. border security, including sharing data with the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, the Intelligence Community, the Treasury Department, and the law enforcement community. The information management activity in D&CP includes resources that are used for the effective and efficient creation, collection, processing, transmission, dissemination, use, storage, and disposition of information required for the formulation and execution of foreign policy and for the conduct of daily business. Its requirements are driven by the informational needs of the President, the Secretary of State, the Department and its 274 missions, and other Government agencies overseas. Components of the information management activity include: telecommunications; classified information handling; unclassified data and word processing; pouch, mail, and publishing services; administration of an electronic and archival records management program; document classification and declassification; information security; information technology capital planning; and provision of information management services. Administration and staff activities are also included in this area. These activities include domestic and overseas administrative services directly related to Department programs, such as:

The direction and control of administration and management operations, and reviewing and setting resource levels and priorities for various programs and bureaus financed by this appropriation.

The budgeting, financial planning, and fiscal operations for bureaus and offices financed by this appropriation.

The contracting and procurement of services and supplies, maintenance and repair of equipment and property (including the operation and routine maintenance of property directly leased or owned by the Department), vehicle operation, and shipping and customs services.

• Rental payments to the General Services Administration for domestic space occupied by the Department.

Bureau/Office: Office of the Secretary; Bureau of Consular Affairs; Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor; Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation; Bureau of Public Affairs; Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Bureau of Legislative Affairs; Chief of Protocol; Office of the Undersecretary for Management; Bureau of Budget and Planning; Bureau of the Comptroller and Global Financial Services; Bureau of Administration; Bureau of Information Resource Management; Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs; Office of Population and International Migration; Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance; Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs; Bureau of Energy Resources; Bureau of Intelligence and Research; Office of the Legal Advisor

Supported Strategic Goals: SG 1: Counter threats to the United States and the international order, and advance civilian security around the world; SG 2: Effectively manage transitions in the frontline states; SG 3: Expand and sustain the ranks of prosperous, stable and democratic states by promoting effective, accountable, democratic governance; respect for human rights; sustainable, broad-based economic growth; and well-being; SG 4: Provide humanitarian assistance and support disaster mitigation; SG 5: Support American prosperity through economic diplomacy; SG 6: Advance U.S. interests and universal values through public diplomacy and programs that connect the United States and Americans to the world; SG 7: Build a 21st century workforce; achieve U.S. government operational and consular efficiency

4. Security Programs

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Resource Summary ($ in thousands)

FY 2012 Actual

FY 2013 CR

FY 2014 Request

1,267,716

1,291,551

1,639,523

Program Description: This program provides for the operation of security programs, including for Worldwide Security Protection (WSP) and the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, to protect diplomatic personnel, overseas diplomatic missions, residences, domestic facilities and information. The salaries paid to Department employees who carry out the security protection function worldwide are included in the Human Resources program activity. This activity identifies resources that are used in meeting security and counterterrorism responsibilities, both foreign and domestic. Programs covered in this activity include but are not limited to: security operations; engineering services which are related to the technical defense of U.S. Government personnel and establishments abroad against electronic and physical attack; homeland security related activities; protection of Department personnel and foreign dignitaries; and physical security operations.

Bureau/Office: Worldwide Security Protection; Bureau of Diplomatic Security; Bureau of Counterterrorism; Office of Foreign Missions

Supported Strategic Goals: SG 1: Counter threats to the United States and the international order, and advance civilian security around the world; SG 7: Build a 21st century workforce; achieve U.S. government operational and consular efficiency

5. Capital Investment Fund

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Resource Summary ($ in thousands)

FY 2012 Actual

FY 2013 CR

FY 2014 Request

59,380

59,743

76,900

Program Description: The Capital Investment Fund provides for the procurement of information technology and other related capital investments for the Department of State and is designed to ensure the efficient management, coordination, operation, and utilization of such resources. The fund is used to acquire and maintain information technology and other related capital investments necessary to improve operational performance in a continually evolving technological environment.

Bureau/Office: Bureau of Information Resource Management

Supported Strategic Goal: SG 7: Build a 21st century workforce; and achieve U.S. government operational and consular efficiency and effectiveness, transparency and accountability; and a secure U.S. government presence internationally.

6. Embassy Security, Construction and Maintenance

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Resource Summary ($ in thousands)

FY 2012 Actual

FY 2013 CR

FY 2014 Request

1,537,000

1,546,406

2,399,351

Program Description: Under the direction of the Secretary of State, the overall mission of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) is to provide U.S. diplomatic and consular missions abroad with safe, secure, and functional facilities that support the foreign policy objectives of the United States. Specific program functions include: providing guidance to posts, the regional bureaus and other foreign affairs agencies on the renovation, construction and operations of facilities; providing expert space and facilities planning; managing and overseeing the design, construction, and renovation of mission facilities; incorporating security features into overseas and domestic facilities; and ensuring the security of facilities during construction or renovation. In addition, OBO is responsible for establishing standards and policies for overseas housing, developing, in conjunction with posts, effective maintenance programs for post facilities, and monitoring and reporting the inventory of maintenance and backlog requirements. OBO also ensures the safety of the building occupants through the development of fire/life safety and accessibility compliance programs.

Bureau/Office: Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations

Supported Strategic Goal: SG 7: Build a 21st century workforce; and achieve U.S. government operational and consular efficiency and effectiveness, transparency and accountability; and a secure U.S. government presence internationally

Other Administration of Foreign Affairs

7. Conflict Stabilization Operations

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Resource Summary ($ in thousands)

FY 2012 Actual

FY 2013 CR

FY 2014 Request

21,816

-

45,207

Program Description: The program supports an interagency Civilian Response Corps (CRC) and related reconstruction and stabilization activities. Conflict Stabilization Operations (CSO) applies technical expertise and innovative approaches to prevent conflict, break cycles of violence, harness beneficial drivers of change, and stabilize post-conflict countries and regions. CSO collaborates with U.S. embassies, U.S. interagency partners, local and international organizations, and host nations to develop local solutions to conflict. This program provides funding for personnel and operating expenses to support conflict analysis and strategy, interagency planning, and deployment of expeditionary CRC teams.

Bureau: Bureau of Conflict Stabilization Operations

Supported Strategic Goal: SG 1: Counter threats to the United States and the international order, and advance civilian security around the world

8. Office of the Inspector General

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Resource Summary ($ in thousands)

FY 2012 Actual

FY 2013 CR

FY 2014 Request

61,904

62,283

69,406

Program Description: This program conducts or supervises all audits, investigations, and inspections of the Department's programs and operations as mandated by the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, and the Foreign Service Act of 1980, as amended. The objectives of the Office of the Inspector General are to: improve the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of the Department's operations; detect and prevent fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement; and evaluate independently the formulation, applicability, and implementation of security standards at all U.S. diplomatic and consular posts. The Office also assesses the implementation of U.S. foreign policy, primarily through its inspection of all overseas posts and domestic offices on a cyclical basis. The State Department's Inspector General also serves as Inspector General of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, as mandated by law.

Bureau: Office of the Inspector General

Supported Strategic Goal: SG 7: Build a 21st century workforce; and achieve U.S. government operational and consular efficiency and effectiveness, transparency and accountability; and a secure U.S. government presence internationally

9. Education and Cultural Exchanges Programs

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Resource Summary ($ in thousands)

FY 2012 Actual

FY 2013 CR

FY 2014 Request

583,200

586,769

562,659

Program Description: This program provides funding for international exchange programs authorized by the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, as amended, to support U.S. foreign, economic, and security policy objectives and to assist in the development of friendly, sympathetic, and peaceful relations between the United States and other countries. These goals are addressed by building increased mutual understanding through international exchange and professional development activities.

Bureau/Office: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Supported Strategic Goal: Strategic Goal 6: Advance U.S. interests and universal values through public diplomacy and programs that connect the United States and Americans to the world

10. Representation Allowances

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Resource Summary ($ in thousands)

FY 2012 Actual

FY 2013 CR

FY 2014 Request

8,030

7,345

7,679

Program Description: Amounts in this fund are used for expenses incurred by, including to reimburse in part, State Department personnel for official representation activities abroad and at missions to international organizations in the United States.

Bureau/Office: Bureau of African Affairs; Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Bureau of International Organization Affairs; Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance; Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Bureau of the Comptroller and Global Financial Services; Bureau of Public Affairs

Supported Strategic Goals: SG 1: Counter threats to the United States and the international order, and advance civilian security around the world; SG 3: Expand and sustain the ranks of prosperous, stable and democratic states by promoting effective, accountable, democratic governance; respect for human rights; sustainable, broad-based economic growth; and well-being; SG 6: Advance U.S. interests and universal values through public diplomacy and programs that connect the United States and Americans to the world; SG 7: Build a 21st century workforce; achieve U.S. government operational and consular efficiency

11. Protection of Foreign Missions and Officials

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Resource Summary ($ in thousands)

FY 2012 Actual

FY 2013 CR

FY 2014 Request

27,750

27,165

28,200

Program Description: This program provides for extraordinary protection of: 1) foreign missions and officials, including those accredited to the United Nations and other international organizations, and visiting foreign dignitaries (under certain circumstances) in New York; and 2) international organizations, foreign missions and officials, and visiting foreign dignitaries (under certain circumstances) in other cities. Funds may be used to reimburse state or local authorities, contract for private security firm services, or reimburse Federal agencies for extraordinary protective services.

Bureau/Office: Bureau of Diplomatic Security

Supported Strategic Goal: SG 7: Build a 21st century workforce; achieve U.S. government operational and consular efficiency

12. Emergencies in the Diplomatic and Consular Service

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Resource Summary ($ in thousands)

FY 2012 Actual

FY 2013 CR

FY 2014 Request

9,073

9,357

9,652

Program Description: The principal purpose of the EDCS program is to provide the Department with the means to respond immediately to emergencies that arise in the conduct of foreign relations, including the evacuation of personnel and their families overseas. Devastating events worldwide have demonstrated the importance of the EDCS appropriation to protecting American lives overseas. Major events over the last ten years have underscored the need for such extraordinary expenditures including the Arab Spring conflicts and other terrorist incidents in the region, the earthquakes in Japan and Haiti, the evacuation of Lebanon, the tsunami in Southeast Asia, the war in Iraq, the events of September 11, 2001, and the outbreaks of pandemic influenza (SARS, Avian and H1N1 flu).

Bureau/Office: Office of Emergencies in the Diplomatic and Consular Service

Supported Strategic Goal: SG 7: Build a 21st century workforce; achieve U.S. government operational and consular efficiency

13. Repatriation Loans Programs Account

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Resource Summary ($ in thousands)

FY 2012 Actual

FY 2013 CR

FY 2014 Request

1,674

1,456

1,700

Program Description: When U.S. citizens overseas require financial assistance during personal emergencies or times of natural disasters and crises, the Bureau of Consular Affairs has the authority under 22 U.S.C. 2671(b) (2) (B) to loan funds to "destitute citizens of the United States who are outside the United States" as long as the loans are "made for the [citizens'] return to the United States...” The Department tracks how often a repatriation loan is provided to U.S. citizens who request and qualify for emergency financial assistance, thereby removing them from potentially harmful situations.

Bureau/Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs

Supported Strategic Goal: SG 7: Build a 21st century workforce; and achieve U.S. government operational and consular efficiency and effectiveness, transparency and accountability; and a secure U.S. government presence internationally

14. Payment to the American Institute in Taiwan

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Resource Summary ($ in thousands)

FY 2012 Actual

FY 2013 CR

FY 2014 Request

21,778

21,237

36,221

Program Description: The Taiwan Relations Act (Public Law 96–8) requires programs with respect to Taiwan to be carried out by or through the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT). AIT supports U.S. interests by promoting U.S. exports, economic and commercial services, and cultural and information exchange; facilitating military sales; providing consular related services for Americans and the people on Taiwan; and on behalf of the Department of State and various U.S. Government agencies, carrying out liaison with Taiwan's counterpart organizations. The Department contracts with AIT to conduct commercial, cultural, and other relations with the people of Taiwan.

Bureau/Office: Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Supported Strategic Goal: SG 1: Counter threats to the United States and the international order, and advance civilian security around the world

15. International Chancery Center

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Resource Summary ($ in thousands)

FY 2012 Actual

FY 2013 CR

FY 2014 Request

520

523

5,970

Program Description: The International Chancery Center (ICC), authorized by the 1968 International Center Act, is a diplomatic enclave located on a 47-acre lot in Washington DC, near the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Van Ness Street. According to the Act, “[i]n order to facilitate the conduct of foreign relations by the Department of State…through the creation of a more propitious atmosphere for the establishment of foreign government and international organization offices and other facilities, the Secretary of State is authorized to sell or lease to foreign governments and international organizations property owned by the United States.” Under these authorities, the Department has developed and leased parcels of the ICC to 18 foreign governments and one international organization, INTELSAT. By leveraging the exchange of parcels at the ICC, the Department has overcome diplomatic and market hurdles to meet its real estate needs overseas.

Bureau/Office: Bureau of Administration

Supported Strategic Goal: SG 7: Build a 21st century workforce; and achieve U.S. government operational and consular efficiency and effectiveness, transparency and accountability; and a secure U.S. government presence internationally

International Organizations

16. Contributions to International Organizations

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Resource Summary ($ in thousands)

FY 2012 Actual

FY 2013 CR

FY 2014 Request

1,449,700

1,458,572

1,573,454

Program Description: As a member of the United Nations and other international organizations, the United States contributes an assessed share of the budgets of those organizations net of certain withholdings. The purpose of this program is to ensure continued American leadership within those organizations that serve important U.S. interests.

Bureau/Office: Bureau of International Organization Affairs

Supported Strategic Goals: SG 1: Counter threats to the United States and the international order, and advance civilian security around the world; SG 2: Effectively manage transitions in the frontline states; SG 3: Expand and sustain the ranks of prosperous, stable and democratic states by promoting effective, accountable, democratic governance; respect for human rights; sustainable, broad-based economic growth; and well-being; SG 4: Provide humanitarian assistance and support disaster mitigation; SG 5: Support American prosperity through economic diplomacy

17. Contributions to International Peacekeeping Activities

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Resource Summary ($ in thousands)

FY 2012 Actual

FY 2013 CR

FY 2014 Request

1,828,182

1,839,370

2,094,661

Program Description: This program provides funds for the United States' share of the expenses associated with United Nations (UN) peacekeeping operations for which costs are distributed among UN members based on a scale of assessments. The purpose of this program is to ensure continued American leadership in support of UN peacekeeping activities that serve U.S. interests in promoting international security, stability, and democracy.

Bureau/Office: Bureau of International Organization Affairs

Supported Strategic Goals: SG 1: Counter threats to the United States and the international order, and advance civilian security around the world; SG 2: Effectively manage transitions in the frontline states

International Commissions

18. International Boundary and Water Commission – Salaries & Expenses

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Resource Summary ($ in thousands)

FY 2012 Actual

FY 2013 CR

FY 2014 Request

44,722

44,996

45,618

Program Description: The U. S. International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC) is responsible for the overall management and administration, including planning, of Commission programs and facilities. The Commissioner manages the execution of the USIBWC mission, which is to exercise U.S. rights and obligations assumed under U.S.-Mexico boundary and water treaties and related agreements in an economically and sound manner and to develop bi-national solutions to water and boundary problems arising along the 1,952 miles of border between the United States and Mexico. This region encompasses the four U.S. states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California and the six Mexican states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Sonora, and Baja California. In addition, the Commissioner seeks to resolve current and anticipated boundary and water disputes between the United States and Mexico in the best interest of the American public.

Bureau: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs

Supported Strategic Goal: SG 3: Expand and sustain the ranks of prosperous, stable and democratic states by promoting effective, accountable, democratic governance; respect for human rights; sustainable, broad-based economic growth; and well-being

19. International Boundary and Water Commission – Construction

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Resource Summary ($ in thousands)

FY 2012 Actual

FY 2013 CR

FY 2014 Request

31,453

31,645

31,400

Program Description: This activity provides for the construction of projects to solve international problems of water supply, water quality, sewage treatment, and flood damage reduction. Projects are normally constructed jointly with Mexico. This account also receives reimbursement for such projects.

Bureau/Office: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs

Supported Strategic Goal: SG 3: Expand and sustain the ranks of prosperous, stable and democratic states by promoting effective, accountable, democratic governance; respect for human rights; sustainable, broad-based economic growth; and well-being

20. American Sections

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Resource Summary ($ in thousands)

FY 2012 Actual

FY 2013 CR

FY 2014 Request

11,687

11,759

12,499

Program Description: For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided, for the International Joint Commission and the International Boundary Commission, United States and Canada, as authorized by treaties between the United States and Canada or Great Britain, and for the Border Environment Cooperation Commission as authorized by Public Law 103-182, $11,996,000: Provided, that of the amount provided under this heading for the International Joint Commission, $9,000 may be made available for representation expenses.

• International Joint Commission: Pursuant to the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909 and related Treaties and agreements, the Commission approves, regulates, and monitors structures in boundary waters and transboundary streams, apportions waters between the United States and Canada in selected rivers, and investigates matters referred to it by the United States and Canada that principally include transboundary environmental issues.

• International Boundary Commission: The Commission, in accordance with existing treaties, maintains the integrity of a well-delineated boundary between the United States and Canada by: surveying, inspecting, and clearing the boundary; repairing or replacing monuments; regulating construction crossing the boundary; and serving as the official U.S. Government source for boundary-specific positional/cartographic data.

• Border Environment Cooperation Commission: This bilateral Commission works with States and local communities to provide technical and financial planning assistance and to review and certify project proposals for the purpose of developing effective solutions to environmental problems in the U.S.-Mexico border region.

Bureau/Office: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs

Supported Strategic Goal: SG 3: Expand and sustain the ranks of prosperous, stable and democratic states by promoting effective, accountable, democratic governance; respect for human rights; sustainable, broad-based economic growth; and well-being

21. International Fisheries Commission

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Resource Summary ($ in thousands)

FY 2012 Actual

FY 2013 CR

FY 2014 Request

36,300

36,522

31,445

Program Description: This program provides the U.S. share of operating expenses for ten treaty-based international fisheries commissions and organizations, two international marine science organizations, one whaling commission, the Arctic Council and the Antarctic Treaty Secretariat, as well as funding regional sea turtle and shark conservation, and travel expenses of non-government U.S. commissioners and their advisors. These commissions and organizations coordinate scientific studies of shared fish stocks and other living marine resources and their habitats and establish common management measures to be implemented by member governments based on their results. Many also oversee the allocation of fishing rights to their members. In addition, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission carries out a program to eradicate the invasive, parasitic sea lamprey. The marine science organizations coordinate international research on valuable fisheries, oceanography, and marine ecosystems and the results are publicly disseminated and used to advise member governments on fisheries and marine science policy.

Bureau: Bureau of Oceans and International Environment and Scientific Affairs

Supported Strategic Goal: SG 3: Expand and sustain the ranks of prosperous, stable and democratic states by promoting effective, accountable, democratic governance; respect for human rights; sustainable, broad-based economic growth; and well-being

22. Related Programs

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Resource Summary ($ in thousands)

FY 2012 Actual

FY 2013 CR

FY 2014 Request

153,179

154,116

131,753

• The Asia Foundation: The Asia Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization incorporated and headquartered in California. The Foundation operates programs through 17 offices in Asia to support democratic initiatives, governance and economic reform, rule of law, women's empowerment programs, and closer U.S.-Asian relations by providing grants to institutions in Asia.

• Israeli Arab Scholarship Program: The Israeli Arab Scholarship Trust Fund was created in 1992 with an appropriation of $4,978,500 to provide scholarships for Israeli Arabs to attend institutions of higher learning in the United States.

• Center for Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue: This account provides funding for the International Center for Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue in Istanbul, Turkey. Appropriated funds have been deposited in the International Center for Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue Trust Fund. Funding authority is also provided to enable the International Center to use interest and earnings accruing to the Trust Fund on an annual basis for operations.

• Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Program: The Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Trust fund was created in 1992 with an appropriation of $5,000,000. In 1995, an additional payment of $2,500,000 was made to the fund. This exchange program honors the late president and increases educational opportunities for young leaders in preparation for and enhancement of their professional careers and advancement of peace through international understanding.

• East-West Center: The Center for Cultural and Technical Interchange Between East and West (East-West Center) is a national educational institution administered by a public, nonprofit educational corporation. The East-West Center contributes to a peaceful, prosperous, and just Asia Pacific community by serving as a vigorous hub for cooperative research, education, and dialogue on critical issues of common concern to the Asia Pacific region and the United States.

• National Endowment for Democracy: The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a private, nonprofit corporation established in Washington, D.C. to encourage and strengthen the development of democratic institutions and processes internationally. NED supports democratic initiatives in six regions of the world: Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Eurasia. Working with civil society organizations, NED will continue efforts to strengthen democracy and tolerance in the Middle East through the Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiative.

Bureau/Office: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs; Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

Supported Strategic Goals: SG 3: Expand and sustain the ranks of prosperous, stable and democratic states by promoting effective, accountable, democratic governance; respect for human rights; sustainable, broad-based economic growth; and well-being; SG 6: Advance U.S. interests and universal values through public diplomacy and programs that connect the United States and Americans to the world