USAID Identifies Its “Prey” in Annual Program to Destabilize Cuba: LGBT, Journalists and Others

Posted on June 23, 2011


Go to the link after the article to get more info on the Cuba destabilization grant program including USAID’s plan to target Cuban teen-agers. 

Monday, June 20, 2011

State Department announces $4.1 million in Cuba grants

Below is the State Department’s latest request for proposals from organizations interested in carrying out democracy work in Cuba.
This request covers $4.1 million in fiscal 2010 funds, part of the $20 million that Sen. John Kerry froze on April 1 because he had questions and concerns about the programs.
The State Department on March 31 sent Congress a notice discussing how it planned to spend the $20 million.
This new request for proposals adds some detail on ways that $4.1 million of the $20 million in funds would be allocated.
According to the request, the money would be spent on the following:

  • People with disabilities – $200,000
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, or LGBT – $300,000
  • Professional journalists – $600,000
  • Artists, writers, poets and bloggers – $600,000
  • Social inclusion, improvement of living standards – $1 million
  • Conflict resolution, promoting peace in civil society – $300,000
  • Legal associations – $700,000
  • Human rights documentation – $427,024