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[121 STAT. 2324]
[121 STAT. 2324]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

121 STAT. 2324

PUBLIC LAW 110–161—DEC. 26, 2007

Act of 1961, the Department of Defense shall notify the Committees on Appropriations to the same extent and under the same conditions as are other committees pursuant to subsection (f) of that section: Provided, That before issuing a letter of offer to sell excess defense articles under the Arms Export Control Act, the Department of Defense shall notify the Committees on Appropriations in accordance with the regular notification procedures of such Committees if such defense articles are significant military equipment (as defined in section 47(9) of the Arms Export Control Act) or are valued (in terms of original acquisition cost) at $7,000,000 or more, or if notification is required elsewhere in this Act for the use of appropriated funds for specific countries that would receive such excess defense articles: Provided further, That such Committees shall also be informed of the original acquisition cost of such defense articles. GLOBAL FUND MANAGEMENT

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SEC. 625. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, 20 percent of the funds that are appropriated by this Act for a contribution to support the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the ‘‘Global Fund’’) shall be withheld from obligation to the Global Fund until the Secretary of State certifies to the Committees on Appropriations that the Global Fund— (1) is releasing incremental disbursements only if grantees demonstrate progress against clearly defined performance indicators; (2) is providing support and oversight to country-level entities, such as country coordinating mechanisms, principal recipients, and Local Fund Agents (LFAs), to enable them to fulfill their mandates; (3) has a full-time, professional, independent Office of Inspector General that is fully operational; (4) requires LFAs to assess whether a principal recipient has the capacity to oversee the activities of sub-recipients; (5) is making progress toward implementing a reporting system that breaks down grantee budget allocations by programmatic activity; (6) has adopted and is implementing a policy to publish on a publicly available website the reports of the Global Fund’s Inspector General in a manner that is consistent with the Policy for Disclosure of Reports of the Inspector General as approved at the 16th Meeting of the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; and (7) is tracking and encouraging the involvement of civil society, including faith-based organizations, in country coordinating mechanisms and program implementation. (b) The Secretary of State shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations not later than 120 days after enactment of this Act on the involvement of faith-based organizations in Global Fund programs. The report shall include— (1) on a country-by-country basis— (A) a description of the amount of grants and subgrants provided to faith-based organizations; and (B) a detailed description of the involvement of faithbased organizations in the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) process of the Global Fund; and

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