Program Review Board (PRB) Minutes – Aug 26, 2003
* Sherri Kraham Acting Chair-Director, Program Review Board
*Chris Milligan Deputy Director, US Agency of International Development
*Andrew Ockenden Representative of the UK Government
COL Paul Hough CPA Comptroller
COL Tony Bell CPA – Head of Contract Activities
*COL Michael Toner Coalition Joint Task Force-7
Lt Col Terry Ross Coalition Joint Task Force-7, Comptroller
Amb. Marek Belka Director, Council on International Cooperation
*Suzanne Schaffrath Advisor, CPA office of Governance
*Ludvik Cimburek National Security & Defense
John Simmons Representative of the UK Government
Jessye LaPenn Representative of the Ministry of Trade
Kraham, acting Chair, briefed the new members of the Board about the CPA’s allocation process -- the screening process by the Program Review Board staff, the vetting of the requests at the Program Review Committee (made up of the Board’s advisors CFO, Comptroller, PRB Director, Head of Contracting and representatives from voting members), presentation to the Program Review Board and to the Administrator for approval.
The Board considered the following funding request:
#443, USAID Incremental Funding Request, $125M, for three major categories – Economic Development, Community Action Program, and Local Governance program. Chris Milligan briefed for USAID. Request to provide incremental funding for grants and contracts that are already underway, including for Bearing Point for Economic Development, for RTI for the Local Governance Program, and the Community Action Program implemented through five international NGOs. The Board voted to recommend approval to the Administrator.