U.S. State Department Will Redirect FY18 Funds Meant For 3 Central American Countries After Completing Review

Devex: Following review, U.S. ‘will not provide new funds’ to Central America
“The U.S. State Department has completed a review of U.S. foreign assistance to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras nearly three months after President Donald Trump announced he would cut off aid to the ‘Northern Triangle.’ State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said that previously awarded grants and contracts from fiscal year 2017 will go ahead, which is welcome news for many implementers who feared the breadth of the cuts and had been left largely in the dark about how operations would be impacted. … But funds allocated under fiscal year 2018 … will be directed toward other projects…” (Welsh, 6/18).

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