Appropriations, Authorizations, or Obligations Related to U.S. Foreign Assistance

Published by the Government Accountability Office on 1971-07-02.

Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)

               COktP-l’RQLLER     GENERAL     OF   THE    IJ

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Dear Mr. Chairman:

       In response to your request,     we are enclosing     a table showing
amounts appropriated,      authorized,  or obligated    for the programs
listed    in your letter   of June 4, 1971,     These data are presented
for the ten years ended June 30, 1971,          Also included   are the
appropriations    requested    for the programs for fiscal     year 1972.

      These data are based on the best information          readily   available
to us in June 1971, and are included        in the table for information
only as a rough indicator     of the relative     volume and principal
elements of U,S. foreign     assistance.      The line items are subject
to qualifications   as indicated     in the various    footnotes    to the table,

      We plan to make no further     distribution  of this table unless
copies are specifically    requested    and then we shall make distribution
only after   your agreement has been obtained     or public  announcement
has been made by you concerning      the contents  of the table.

                                              Sincerely        yours,

                                              of the United         States


The Honorable  William Proxmire
Chairman,  Subcommittee on
  Foreign Operations
Committee on Appropriations
United States Senate

                      50 TH ANNIVERSARY                  1921- 197%


   (1)     Represents      appropriations.
   (2,     Includes     $9,122.0 million          Military    Assistance.
   (3)     Includes     $815,0 million         Military     Assistance.
   (4)     We have been advised these are the only supplementals                         received    by AID.
   (5)     These funds are for both reserves                 ($81.2 million)       and capital      stock
              ($20.0 million),
   (6)     These are not appropriated               funds but are available         for AID use.
   (7)     Includes     $30.0 million        for Investment        Guarantees.
   (8)     $205.9 million        callable.
   (9)     $100.0 million        callable.
   (10)    Represents      contributions.
   (11)    Estimated.
   (12)    Prior     to fiscal    year 1962, $6,350 mill ion was appropriated                   for the
              W'orld Bank, of which $635 million                was paid in and $5,715 million
              is callable.
   (13)    Represents      obligation       data.
   (14)    Represents      authorizations          (Program and administrative           expenses).
   (15)    For all years except 1972 funding is the total                      of appropriations,         receipt
              from sales of foreign            currency,     and payments received          from foreign
              governments,        Estimated       as of May 1971.
   (16)     In 1962, $32 million           was authorized       to complete the Inter-American
              Highway (Texas to Panama),                 In 1971, $100 million        was authorized
              to complete the link between the Inter-American                      and Pan American
               (South America) highways.
   (17)    These amounts are based on budget requests                     or estimates.
   (18)    These funds are not appropriated.
   (19)    Calendar years,
   (20)     Without restrictions           on imports      (See GA3 report       B-167416, dated
               October 23, 19691,
   (21)    Prior     to 1965 this item was included               in MAP funds.
   (22)    Prior     to 1970 these items were included                in various     areas now under MASF.
   (23)     Obligated     in this instance          means sales which were approved by DOD and
               the terms of sales were accepted by the purchaser,
   (24)     Amount passed except for pay amendment of $241,000 not yet approved.
   (25)     Authorized      by a conference          agreement of both Houses but not signed.
               Expected to be signed before July 1971.
   (26)     $136.8 million       callable,
   (27)     $221,5 million       callable.,
   (28)     The AID Budget Request for FY72 cannot be compared to the preceeding
               years'   appropriations         because the President's           proposed changes in the
               foreign    assistance       program has resulted         in the shifting        oi many
               categories      and functions,
(29)       These are appropriation       requests as compared to previous  years data
             which are obligations.
(30)       Estimates   are based on methodology     given in GAO Report,  Foreign Aid
             Provided     Through the Operations   Of The United States Sugar Act And
             The International      Coffee Agreement,   October 23, 1969.
 NA        Not available.


           These data are based on the best information     available  to us in June 1971,
             and are included  here for information    only as a rough indication    of the
             relative  volume and principal   elements of U.S. foreign   assistance.