The National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) today reported: A Fiscal Year 2012 funding package that includes level funding of $375 million for the Peace CorpsMessage 1 of 1 , Dec 23 5:13 PMView SourceThe National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) today reported:
"A Fiscal Year 2012 funding package that includes level funding of $375 million for the Peace Corps was signed into law Friday afternoon by President Obama.
The possibility of Peace Corps seeing a slight cut in its funding appears to be averted at least for now. Last week, when the House of Representatives supported a spending package that included level funding for Peace Corps, they also voted for separate legislation to support an extra $8 billion in federal disaster relief funding. Additionally, to pay for disaster relief the House voted for an across-the-board spending cut of 1.8 percent for non-defense discretionary spending.
Had that cut taken effect, Peace Corps could have expected a funding reduction of approximately $7 million. However, the Senate defeated the across-the-board recision, while voting in favor of both disaster assistance and the FY 2012 budget package.
Peace Corps did suffer a 6.5% cut during congressional budget battles earlier this year. * * *"