The mission of the Inaugural Expenses agency is to consolidate expenses associated with the Presidential Inauguration.
On January 20, 2013, the inauguration of the nation’s 44th President occurred in the District of Columbia. This event drew approximately 800,000 people to the District. In support of the event, the District of Columbia provided security, fire and emergency medical services, multi-agency coordination, reviewing stand construction services, public works and infrastructure support.
Reimbursement for the event will come from two federal sources. The first is the federal payment for Emergency Planning and Security Costs Fund agency found in the District of Columbia Appropriations Act. In the FY 2013 budget, $9.8 million was included in this agency for the inauguration.
The second source is reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Once final expenses and reimbursements are determined, eligible expenses at each operating agency will be consolidated into the Inaugural Expenses agency. This process is expected to be completed by the end of FY 2013, and details of reimbursement will be provided in the FY 2015 Budget and Financial Plan.