Preserving U.S. Investments in War Prevention
FCNL took action when the House voted earlier this year to eliminate funding for State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development efforts to prevent deadly conflict.
We mobilized our constituents and other networks to successfully protect the Complex Crises Fund and the U.S. Institute of Peace.
These small but vital programs are part of a broader U.S. government effort to promote diplomacy, development and international cooperation which will be in danger of funding cuts again in 2012.
The Complex Crises Fund is a fund appropriated by Congress that provides much-needed, unprogrammed money for the State Department and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) “to prevent and respond to emerging or unforeseen crises.”
The U.S. Institutte of Peace (USIP) is the independent, nonpartisan conflict management center created by Congress to prevent and mitigate international conflict without resorting to violence. USIP works to save lives, increase the government's ability to deal with conflicts before they escalate, reduce government costs, and enhance our national security.