The U.S. government is offering $1 billion over two years to help “strategically stabilize” 10 cities in Iraq.
A TWN reader involved with several important institution-building efforts in Iraq sent this to me last night.
IRAQ: Strategic City Stabilization Initiative (SCSI)
The United States Agency for International Development is seeking applications for an Assistance Agreement from qualified sources to design and implement a social and economic stabilization program impacting ten Strategic Cities, identified by the United States Government as critical to the defeat of the Insurgency in Iraq. The number of Strategic Cities may expand or contract over time.
USAID plans to provide approximately $1,020,000,000 over two years to meet the objectives of the Program. An additional option year may be considered amounting to $300 million at the discretion of USAID.
Funds are not yet available for this program.
Yvette Feurtado, Iraq Contracting Officer, Phone 962-6-590-6477, Fax 962-6-590-6333
Maybe some of the Iraqi Security Battalions President Bush thinks are performing better than many NATO Member battalions ought to apply for the job and the cash.
— Steve Clemons
Ed. Note: Thanks to JSB for the tip.