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Office of Insular Affairs

Secretary Jewell Hosts IGIA

Secretary Jewell Co-Hosts Annual Meeting of Interagency Group on Insular Areas - Climate Change, Workforce Development, Tourism and Compact Impact Aid Top Agenda Items Discussed
(February 26, 2015)

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Coral reef on ocean floor

One Million in Grants Available through Office of Insular Affairs Coral Reef Initiative to Protect and Improve Health of Coral Reefs in the U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States
(February 11, 2015)

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President's FY 2016 OIA Budget Requests $643.6 Million for U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States

Underscores Administration Support for Climate Change Adaptation, Renewable Energy and Infrastructure Development.

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U.S. Virgin IslandsInterior Assistant Secretary Making First Official Visit to U.S. Virgin Islands to Meet Governor Kenneth Mapp and His Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Esther Kia'aina will be making her first official visit to the U.S. Virgin Islands this week and will be meeting with Governor Kenneth Mapp and his Administration and other territorial leaders.

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Interior Assistant Secretary Releases $18 Million in Remaining Operational Subsidies to American SamoaInterior Assistant Secretary Kia'aina Seeks Climate Change Coordinator for the Office of Insular Affairs to Address Climate Change in the U.S. Territories
and Freely Associated States

MON, JANUARY 26, 2015

Assistant Secretary for the Insular Areas Esther Kia'aina has established a new Climate Change Coordinator position in the Department of the Interior to help leaders of the U.S. insular areas plan and prepare for the impacts of climate change in their respective jurisdictions.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 8, 2014) - The Office of Insular Affairs is requesting proposals for its Technical Assistance Program (TAP) which provides grant funding for short-term projects intended to meet the immediate needs of the insular areas. Funding priorities include, but are not limited to, projects that foster the development of the insular areas in the following categories:

  • Accountability, financial management, economic development, training, education, energy, management control initiatives, safety, emergency, historical & cultural preservation, climate change, capacity building, health initiatives, and outdoor youth initiatives.