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September 2005
For the first time, Volunteers are deployed domestically when Peace Corps Response assists the Federal Emergency Management Agency's relief operations in the Gulf Coast region following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
January 2009
After the 1994 genocide, Peace Corps returns to Rwanda where Volunteers begin working in secondary education and HIV/AIDS education and prevention.
December 16, 2009
President Barack Obama signs H.R. 3288 – an omnibus appropriations package that includes $400 million for Peace Corps operations in fiscal year 2010, the agency's largest budget appropriation from Congress.

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