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.
Secretary Jewell Discusses Administration's Work to Strengthen Insular Areas' Economies and Communities at Annual Interagency Group Meeting