Report
Office of the Haiti Special Coordinator
September 30, 2011


Of the $917.7 million appropriated to State and USAID for Haiti, a total of $335.5 million was obligated, including $268.7 million in ESF, $6.3 million in USAID Operating Expenses, and $60.4 million in INCLE funds. Of that amount, a total of $151.5 million was expended.

The U.S. Government (USG) partnered with the Government of Haiti (GOH) and the international community in an effort to "build back better" after the January 2010 earthquake and is working to lay the foundation for long-term stability and economic growth. ESF resources continue to support neighborhood reconstruction in Port au Prince as well as create new settlements in the north and near Port au Prince. The USG is working with Habitat for Humanity and the Emergency Capacity Assistance Program to provide technical assistance and capacity building to national and local government agencies and communities to support land use planning for new settlements. In helping to modernize the electricity sector and improve access to energy, the USG awarded a contract to repair, rehabilitate and upgrade five electrical substations in Port au Prince partially damaged in the earthquake and has broken ground for a 10 megawatt (MW) prime capacity Heavy Fuel Oil power generating facility for the North Industrial Park and surrounding communities.

ESF continues to help improve food security in selected geographic corridors of the country by helping farmers increase their incomes through a full value chain approach. Current activities have created 37 farmer association-managed stores to give access to inputs and have increased the output of those farmers by an average of 75 percent, generating $8.4 million in additional sales. Other achievements include restoring 4,000 hectares of land to productive use; and, restoring five irrigation pumps and four potable water systems that are providing potable water to over 30,000 people. Working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, (USDA), scholarships for U.S. master’s degrees in agriculture are being established for four Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) staff.

ESF was used to complete the construction of a $1.9 million temporary headquarters for Haiti’s parliament whose previous structure was damaged in the earthquake and supported the Smithsonian Institute in treating and storing almost 30,000 cultural items on site for the Haiti Cultural Recovery Project. ESF supported the presidential elections in 2010 and 2011 and will help build the capacity of the Parliament to fully engage in its responsibilities.

INCLE funds continue to support the training and deployment of U.S. police officers in support of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti. To date, repairs to the Haitian National Police (HNP) Academy Pavilion are complete and a class graduated from the Academy in May 2011. Repairs at the National Penitentiary are complete and a site has been identified for a new women’s prison. INCLE funding supported the repairs to the counternarcotics unit of the HNP (BLTS) headquarters in Port-au-Prince, training for 100 new BLTS officers who will graduate in November 2011, and renovation has started on a second BLTS Port-au-Prince unit where six canine units were constructed.

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FY 2010 Supplemental - Haiti ($ in thousands)

FY 2010 Actual Supplemental Allocation

Total Obligations as of 9/30/2011

Total Expenditures as of 9/30/2011

Haiti

917,660

335,583

151,566

Economic Support Fund

760,000

268,728

140,310

USAID OE

10,000

6,365

2,495

International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement

147,660

60,490

8,761

Note: In May 2011 USAID/Haiti obligated $556.690 m in Supplemental funds into a bilateral agreement with the GOH. These funds are not included as obligations in the above table until they are sub-obligated into specific contracts and grants.