Program Review Board (PRB) Minutes – Oct. 04, 2003
*Sherri Kraham Acting Chair/ Director, Program Review Board
*Chris Milligan USAID Deputy Mission Director
*Nick Harvey Representative of the UK Government
COL Paul Hough CPA Comptroller
COL Tony Bell CPA – Head of Contracting Activities
*COL Michael Toner Coalition Joint Task Force-7 Comptroller
LTC Terry Ross Coalition Joint Task Force-7 Deputy Comptroller
*George Wolfe Director, Economic Development
*Suzanne Schaffrath Representative of CPA – Governance
*Kamil Al-Gallani Iraq Minister of Finance
Hazem Al-Said Iraq Deputy General of Budget
*Walter Slocombe Director, National Security & Defense
COL Mike Kirsch Director of Operations – Chief of Staff
Hank Bassford CPA – Baghdad
Steve Weedman 4th Infantry Division Liaison
Jack Rintoul Senior Advisor Ministry of Housing & Construction
Tony McDonald Office of Management & Budget
Rania A Farhail Interpreter
The Minister of Finance, Kamil Al-Gallani, gave an overview of the status of the 2004 budget process.
The following Funding Requests were approved by the Board for recommendation to the Administrator:
#490 – Supplemental Funding for the 2003 Budget - $750,000 – Funds were approved to cover the operational costs of the three new ministries (Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Human Rights, and Ministry of Migration and Displaced Persons) through the end of the year,
#503 – Military Stipend Pay Site Administration Costs - $647,310 – Funds were approved to continue the operation and maintenance of the nine sites that administer the military stipend payments. The next scheduled payments are 1-24 December, 2003.
#508 – Baghdad School Teacher/Parent Program -$1,243,500 – Funds were approved for small grants to 1658 schools which have not been renovated in Baghdad for projects developed by the schools headmasters and parent/teacher groups.
#505 - Dohuk Central Prison Construction - $1,000,000 – The board approved the expenditure of Construction Initiative funds under local Projects to complete the construction of a multi-complex, multi-use confinement facility that was discontinued in 2001 due to a lack of funds. The project is 40% complete. The local Kurdish authorities will provide matching funds up to $1,000,000.