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.