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Handbook 10-39
April 2010

Chapter 4

Types of Funds

The Commander's Emergency Response Program

The Commander's Emergency Response Program (CERP) enables local commanders in Afghanistan and Iraq to respond with a nonlethal weapon to urgent, small-scale, humanitarian relief and reconstruction projects and services that immediately assist the indigenous population and that the local population or government can sustain. The Department of Defense (DOD) defines urgent as any chronic or acute inadequacy of an essential good or service that, in the judgment of the local commander, calls for immediate action. (Reminder: Prior coordination with the community leaders bodes for good will.)

With most small-scale projects (less than $500,000), CERP is a quick and effective method that provides an immediate, positive impact to the local population while other larger reconstruction projects are still getting off the ground. The keys to project selection are:

  • Execute quickly
  • Employ the local population
  • Benefit the local population
  • Be highly visible

CERP rules, guidance, uses, non-uses, and responsibilities are available from the supporting resource management office (G8) and/or financial management unit.

Iraqi Commander's Emergency Response Program

Iraqi CERP (I-CERP) funds are Government of Iraq (GOI) funds for urgent reconstruction projects to benefit the citizens of Iraq while simultaneously growing and achieving Iraqi military and civil self-sufficiency. I-CERP uses U.S. procurement and financial systems. The GOI allocates I-CERP funds by province based on population density.

I-CERP rules, guidance, uses, non-uses, and responsibilities are available from the supporting resource management office (G8) and/or financial management unit.

Operations and Maintenance, Army

Operations and maintenance, Army (OMA) funds support preparations for and the conduct and sustainment of combat operations. Use of this type of fund may be used for payments for fuel, supplies, repair parts, maintenance, and minor construction.

Requirements funded by OMA become accountable U.S. government property unless the requirement is a service contract (e.g., Logistics Civil Augmentation Program [LOGCAP]).

Requirements that cost $250,000 or more, automation/information technology, and select special interest items must be approved by a validation board.

OMA rules, guidance, uses, non-uses, and responsibilities are available from the supporting resource management office (G8) and/or financial management unit.

Other Procurement, Army

Other procurement, Army (OPA) funds support the purchase of single pieces of equipment that cost in excess of $250,000 or multiple pieces that form a system.

OPA rules, guidance, uses, non-uses, and responsibilities are available from the supporting resource management office (G8) and/or financial management unit.

Department of Defense Rewards Program

The DOD Rewards Program offers incentives for information and can be a remarkably effective tool in preempting enemy operations and denying sanctuary and weapons. It provides monetary, goods, or services rewards for information and other nonlethal assistance beneficial to force protection or operations against international terrorism.

The DOD Rewards Program can pay for information leading to the arrest of wanted persons, locating weapons caches, and for information beneficial to military operations or activities of the armed forces against international terrorism or aiding in force protection. It is not an intelligence program and does not replace existing intelligence programs. The program's scope is limited to specific pre-nominations and preapproved categories in which reward payments are restricted to instances where information leads to the capture of wanted individuals or weapons.

DOD Rewards Program rules, guidance, uses, non-uses, and responsibilities are available from the supporting resource management office (G8) and/or financial management unit.

Field Ordering Officer Funds

Field ordering officer (FOO) funds are primarily used by units to purchase mission-critical requirements that cannot otherwise be obtained by the unit through the higher headquarters' logistical air or ground delivery resupply plan or through the Regional Contracting Center existing local contracts. FOO funds augment the existing supply plan and can fund items of less than $25,000 on an as-needed basis. Information technology requirements must have Joint Communications Utilization Review Board approval prior to FOO execution. To mitigate unauthorized or improper purchases, FOOs must bring a list of planned purchases for approval by the resource manager supporting operations prior to purchasing these items.

FOO funds rules, guidance, uses, non-uses, and responsibilities are available from the supporting resource management office (G8) and/or financial management unit.

Shura (Operation Enduring Freedom Local Leader Engagements) Funds

Shura (Arabic for consultation) funds are not to extend courtesies to local leaders but rather to meet with local civic leaders to discuss recent events, diffuse potential unrest, and foster relations and stability with the local Afghan people. Provincial reconstruction teams and agribusiness development teams may meet with local leaders to conduct village reconstruction assessments, identify reconstruction projects, and coordinate the reconstruction process. Further, these events should not promote entertainment, mark a holiday, or dedicate a facility. The purpose is to give commanders the capability and flexibility to respect the local customs of serving customary refreshments and meals during meetings.

Shura funds rules, guidance, uses, non-uses, and responsibilities are available from the supporting resource management office (G8) and/or financial management unit.

Official Representation Funds

Commanders use official representation funds (ORF) to uphold the standing and prestige of the United States by extending official courtesies to certain officials and dignitaries of the United States and foreign countries. Typical Operation Enduring Freedom use includes official military functions, receptions, lunches, dinners, modest entertainment, and community relations activities. Although ORF is an extremely small funding line, it receives scrutiny at the highest levels in DOD. ORF, used correctly, is very helpful in building relationships. A legal opinion must accompany requests to use ORF.

ORF rules, guidance, uses, non-uses, and responsibilities are available from the supporting resource management office (G8) and/or financial management unit.

Quick Response Funding

Quick response funding (QRF) is a subset of Iraqi security force funding (ISFF), which is a U.S. appropriated fund that provides support to all Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), including the Iraqi Army, Iraqi Police, special task forces, and border security. It funds construction, force protection, training, equipping, life support, and sustainment of ISF. The ISFF appropriation ends at the end of Fiscal Year 2010 (30 September 2010).

QRF rules, guidance, uses, non-uses, and responsibilities are available from the supporting resource management office (G8) and/or financial management unit.

Afghanistan Security Force Funds

Afghanistan security force funds (ASFF) are congressionally limited U.S. Title 10 funds (sometimes erroneously called Title 22) provided to Task Force Phoenix through Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan for building, equipping, training, and sustaining the Afghanistan National Security Forces, which includes the Afghan National Army, Afghan National Police, special task forces, and border security.

ASFF rules, guidance, uses, non-uses, and responsibilities are available from the supporting resource management office (G8) and/or financial management unit.

Note: For questions regarding these funds, contact the supporting resource management office or financial management unit.




 

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