President Obama Requests Level Funding for Peace Corps
By Jonathan Pearson on Monday, February 13th, 2012
President Obama released full details of his $3.8 Trillion Fiscal Year 2013 budget on Monday morning. Included in that budget is a proposal to allocate $375 Million for the Peace Corps. This proposal represents level funding for Peace Corps. It also marks the first time in more than twenty years that a president has not requested increased funding for the agency in his budget submission to Congress.
In the Peace Corps Budget Justification to Congress, Director Aaron Williams says “this fiscally responsible funding level will allow the Peace Corps to meet its statutory requirements while continuing the comprehensive reforms and improvements that have been put in place over the past few years.” Williams also says the agency will continue to move forward with reforms that were codified last year in the Kate Puzey Peace Corps Volunteer Protection Act, and continue to implement strategies and recommendations included in the agency’s 2010 strategic plan.
Follow this link for a pdf document outlining Peace Corps’ Fiscal Year 2013 Congressional Budget Justification.
Follow this link for a pdf document outlining total spending for the Department of State and other International Programs.
Funding for the Peace Corps will be one of the items of focus on March 1st, when the National Peace Corps Association holds its 8th Annual National Day of Action in Support of the Peace Corps.