The major recent US foreign aid initiatives in El Salvador have been the Millennium Challenge Compact which focused on development in the northern zone of El Salvador and was recently completed, and the Partnership for Growth which focuses on security and enhancing exports.
The US operates an International Law Enforcement Academy in the country, where expansion plans were recently announced. In the past year, Peace Corps volunteer numbers were significantly reduced in the country in reflection of concerns over safety.
One of the bright spots in US-Salvadoran relations is the current Ambassador, Mari Carmen Aponte. She is very popular with almost all segments of Salvadoran society. Her true affection for the people of El Salvador has made her many friends. She was gracious enough to meet with me earlier today, and an Obama win tonight will hopefully mean several more years for Ambassador Aponte to serve in El Salvador.