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Cablegate: Zimbabwe: Dhrf Financial Status Report As of June

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FM AMEMBASSY HARARE
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SUBJECT: ZIMBABWE: DHRF FINANCIAL STATUS REPORT AS OF JUNE
30, 2007

1. (SBU) This message contains the Financial Status Report as
of June 30, 2007 for the Democracy and Human Rights Fund
(DHRF) grants currently open in Zimbabwe.

Part A ) Prior Fiscal Year Funds

A.1 FY 2004
DHRF Number/ Amt. Oblig./ Unliq. Bal.

DHRF-04-613-01/ $21,000.00/ $0
DHRF-04-613-02/ $ 6,000.00/ $ 160.38
DHRF-04-613-03/ $ 7,000.00/ $0
DHRF-04-613-04/ $32,000.00/ $26,089.97
DHRF-04-613-05/ $30,000.00/ $20,383.59
DHRF-04-613-06/ $ 5,800.00/ $ 5,404.18
DHRF-04-613-07/ $12,200.00/ $12,200.00
DHRF-04-613-08/ $18,000.00/ $15,063.54
Status: Activities completed. In June 2006 post requested
the USAID financial controller close out all grants and
de-obligate all remaining funds. Due to a change in USAID
financial systems and retrenching of local staff in the
financial controller office, the requested action is still
pending. USAID is working to complete this request.

A.2 FY 2005
DHRF Number/ Amt. Oblig./ Unliq. Bal.

DHRF-05-613-01/ $20,725.00/ $ 0.00
Status: Activities completed. Post has requested the USAID
financial controller close out the grant.

DHRF-05-613-02/ $20,725.00/ $19,114.03
Status: Activities completed. Post has requested USAID
financial controller to finalize all pending liquidations,
close out the grant and de-obligate any remaining funds.

DHRF-05-613-03/ $14,125.00/ $ 9,327.24
Status: Due to delay in reimbursement as a result of a
purchase reimbursed in a foreign currency, grantee requested
and received extension to complete project. Final
liquidations are still pending. Post has requested USAID
financial controller to finalize all pending liquidations,
close out the grant and de-obligate any remaining funds.

DHRF-05-613-04/ $10,425.00/ $ 7,114.01
Status: Activities completed. Due to a change in management
grantee requested and received extension to complete
activities. Post later decided not to provide additional
funding to grantee because management issues remained
unresolved. Post has requested USAID financial controller to
close out grants and de-obligated any remaining funds.

Part B ) Status of Current Fiscal Year (FY 2006) Funds

Overall Status: We expect three of four grantees to complete
their activities by September 21, 2007. We plan to request
from the USAID financial controller a one time extension to
December 21, 2007 for grant DHRF-06-613-01 to allow grantee
to complete research and publish findings.

DHRF Number/Amt. Alloc./Amt. Oblig. Jun/Jul/Aug/Sep/Total

DHRF-06-613-01/$20,000/$0.00/$0.00/$15,000/$5 ,000/$20,000
Status: Activity began later than expected. Post advanced
$15,000 to grantee in January 2007 to begin activities.
Grantee reports good progress on activities but will need
more time to complete research and publish findings. Post
will be sending request to USAID controller for a one-time
extension of the grant to December 21, 2007.

DHRF-06-613-02/$20,000/$0.00/$5,000/$10,000/$ 5,000/$20,000
Status: Activity in progress. Grantee reports activities
ongoing using own resources. A $5,000 equipment purchase is
pending. Receipts for reimbursement expected to be submitted
in August. Post expects all funds to be obligated by
September 21, 2007. Post will work with USAID to ensure
timely liquidation and close out of grant.

DHRF-06-613-03/$15,000/$740/$5,000/$5,000/$4, 260/$15,000
Status: Activity in progress. Grantee reports activities
ongoing using own resources. A $5,000 equipment purchase is
pending. Receipts for reimbursement expected to be submitted
in August. Post expects all funds to be spent by September
21, 2007. Post will work with USAID to ensure timely
liquidation and close out of grant.

DHRF-06-613-04/$5,000/$684/$3,000/$1,000/$316 /$5,000
Status: Activity in progress. Grantee has received one order
of books. A second, larger order is pending with vendor.
Post expects all funds to be obligated by September 21, 2007.

Post will work with USAID to ensure timely liquidation and
close out of grant.
DHANANI

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