Office of Insular Affairs
President's FY 2015 Budget Requests $678.1 Million to Encourage Economic Activity in U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 4, 2014) -- President Obama has proposed a fiscal year 2015 budget of $678.1 million for the Office of Insular Affairs (OIA), which works to empower U.S.-affiliated insular communities by encouraging economic activity, building governmental capacity, improving quality of life, and promoting good governance. The budget request includes $92.2 million in annual appropriations and $585.9 million in permanent and indefinite appropriations for fiscal payments mandated by law to U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States.
NOTICE & Q&A’S REGARDING DOI’S OFFICE OF THE FEDERAL OMBUDSMAN IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
The Office of the Federal Ombudsman in Saipan will close on September 30, 2013. Over a number of years, the Ombudsman’s Office has provided advice and assistance to alien workers in the CNMI. Here are some of the questions that Office was most frequently asked, along with suggestions of where alternative advice or assistance may now be obtained. In all cases, it may also be prudent to seek advice from a private attorney or a non-profit organization. A list of state, federal and non-profit organizations that may be generally available to provide assistance to alien workers in the CMNI is provided.
OIA Funded Insular Schools Facility Assessment Complete --- Work to Improve Facility Conditions Begins