Office of Insular Affairs

Assistant Secretary Kia'aina to Make First Official Visit to the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam; Deliver Keynote Remarks at GEDA Symposium
Kia’aina to underscore OIA’s role in improving the quality of life, supporting programs that create economic opportunity, and promoting government efficiency.


WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 13, 2014) – Beginning this week, Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Esther Kia’aina will make her first official visit to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and Guam, where she will meet with  government officials, private sector leaders, and community leaders and deliver keynote remarks at the Guam Economic Development Authority (GEDA) Economic Symposium.  

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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.