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Handbook 09-27
April 2009

Appendix C

Commander's Emergency Response Program's Quarterly Report-Commander's Narrative

At the beginning of each fiscal year, a commander's narrative section, submitted in accordance with the supporting resource manager's guidance, establishes the following:

  • The commander's overall goals for the Commander's Emergency Response Program (CERP) funding.
  • At least three supporting areas of emphasis for using the funding.
  • How progress against the identified goals will be judged.

The commander's narrative for each quarter reviews the goals as required and reports the progress achieved against identified goals:

  • Significant events/issues that have occurred since the previous quarterly report
  • Adequacy of projected funding
  • Areas anticipated to be of interest to U.S. Central Command; Headquarters, Department of the Army; Office of the Secretary of Defense; and Congress
  • Any problems arising in the transfer of completed projects to the host nation governments
  • Impact of the security situation on monitoring CERP-funded projects
  • Newly approved projects greater than $500 thousand (K) and the category of each project
  • Projects less than $500K that were completed during the quarter and category of each project
  • Contributions made to each project greater than $500K and made to humanitarian relief and reconstruction efforts for the benefit of the Iraqi and Afghan people
  • Efforts made to obtain donor funding for projects and results obtained
  • Identification of any projects or categories of projects that are cost-shared and with whom
  • Date that projects were turned over to the appropriate government
  • Impacts of CERP-funded projects individually and collectively in assisting the U.S. carry out its strategy.
  • For Iraq, progress made in identifying and pursuing opportunities to transition responsibility for larger economic revitalization efforts to the government of Iraq (GOI) including:
    • The level of funding from the GOI into Iraqi CERP.
    • The level of funding provided by GOI through other programs to meet urgent humanitarian relief and reconstruction requirements that immediately assist the Iraqi people.
    • The status of efforts to transition Sons/Daughters of Iraq to the GOI.


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