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DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY
201 12th STREET SOUTH, STE 203
ARLINGTON, VA 22202-5408

5/27/2021

MEMORANDUM FOR :

COMMANDERS OF THE COMBATANT COMMANDS
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY FOR DEFENSE EXPORTS AND COOPERATION
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AGENCY
DIRECTOR, SECURITY ASSISTANCE, DEFENSE FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING SERVICE
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY
DIRECTOR, MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY
DIRECTOR, NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS INFORMATION SERVICE
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY DISPOSITION
DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR INFORMATION ASSURANCE, NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

SUBJECT :

Assignment of Program Code "EP" to track Fiscal Year (FY) 2021Funding Provided for Peacekeeping Operations (PKO) and Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI), Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) Policy 21-47 (SAMM E-Change 534)

Effective immediately, program code "EP" is assigned to track FY 2021 funds provided to execute PKO and GPOI programs under the authority of section 551 of the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) of 1961, as amended. Funds were provided by Division K of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2021 (P.L 116-260). Funds are obligated via transfer from the Department of State to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency via signature of a Memorandum of Agreement pursuant to section 632(b) of the FAA, as amended. Upon obligation, funds are available for reprogramming until September 30, 2025.

Instructions for preparation of "EP" LOA documents are found in the SAMM, Table C15.T5. Standard notes applicable to BPC programs are found in the SAMM, Appendix 6, LOA Notes Listing. Funding associated with "EP" LOAs will be fully expended and "EP" cases will be reconciled and closed two months before the funds cancellation date.

If you have any questions concerning this guidance, please contact Ms. Caroline Chin, DSCA-SPP/SPI, caroline.chin.civ@mail.mil, (703) 697-9073.

Alan Gorowitz
Assistant Director
Strategy, Plans and Policy

ATTACHMENT :
E-change 534

CC :

USAFRICOM
USCENTCOM
USEUCOM
USNORTHCOM
USSOUTHCOM
USPACOM
USTRANSCOM
USSOCOM
STATE/PM-RSAT
USASAC
SATFA
TRADOC
NAVSUP WSS
NETSAFA
AFSAC
AFSAT
DISAM
MARCOR IP
SCETC
USCG International Affairs (G-CI)

Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM), E-Change 534

1) The SAMM Table C4.T2B, Country and International Organization Codes and Foreign Military Sales Eligibility, is updated as follows:

Organization

FMS
Code

Combatant
Command
\1

Regional
Grouping
\2

FMS/AECA
Eligible
\3

Accel. Case
Closure Eligible

Peacekeeping Operations (PKO) FY 2021

EP

NR

NR

AECA ONLY

No

2) The SAMM Table C15.T2, Building Partner Capacity (BPC) Program Codes and Authorities, is updated as follows:

Pgm
Code

Program
Authority

Purpose

Fund
Source

Appn
Authority

Reprogramming
Authority
Ends on
September 30

Funds Cancel on
September 30
(without reprogramming authority)

Funds Cancel on
September 30
(with reprogramming authority)

EP

FAA Section 551 (22 U.S.C. Section 2348)
FAA Section 551 for Peacekeeping Operations and the Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI)

Build international peacekeeping capacity and promote regional security operations

FAA Sec 632(b) MOA and Amendments

P.L. 116-260 FY21

2025

2026

2030