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Department Of The Interior Releases Fiscal Year 2010 Public Infrastructure Grant Funding To The Federated States Of Micronesia



November 13, 2009
For more information please contact:
Tanya Harris Joshua (202) 208-6008

Washington, D.C. – The Department of the Interior’s Insular Assistant Secretary, Tony Babauta, signed a $9,250,000 grant for fiscal year 2010 as part of the Compact of Free Association agreement between the United States and the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).

The funding supports projects submitted by the FSM and subsequently approved by the Joint Economic Management Committee at its’ September 2009 regular meeting.  The funds will be used by the FSM to obtain professional engineering and design services and develop preliminary engineering reports for proposed infrastructure projects which will benefit all States in the FSM

“The scope of projects that this funding will support further demonstrates the commitment of the United States to the genuine friendship and political relationship that has been fostered with the people of the Federated States of Micronesia over the past four decades,” said Babauta.  “I am very pleased that President Mori has targeted this funding to improve schools, healthcare, and needed infrastructure, all of which work towards the Compact’s goal to improve quality of life for FSM’s citizens.”

Projects to be supported include:

  1. Early Childhood Education Classes – Pohnpei State

  2. Yap High School Vocational Education Building – Yap State

  3. PICS High School Library/Classroom Building – Pohnpei State

  4. Yap High School Classroom Building – Yap State

  5. Madolenihmw High School Library/Classroom Building – Pohnpei State

  6. Nanpei Memorial High School Library/Classroom Building – Pohnpei State

  7. Chuuk Campus – College of Micronesia Phase 1 – National Government

  8. Chuuk Campus – College of Micronesia Phase 2 – National Government

  9. National Campus – College of Micronesia Student Center – National Government

  10. Pohnpei Campus – College of Micronesia Vocational Center/Classroom Building – Pohnpei State

  11. Chuuk State Hospital Renovation – Chuuk State

  12. Chuuk State Dispensaries – Chuuk State

  13. Kosrae State Correctional Facility – Kosrae State

  14. Primary Health Care/Dental Facility – Pohnpei State

  15. Kosrae Campus College of Micronesia – Learning Resource Center – National Government

  16. Weno Road Phase 2* - Chuuk State (see Special Terms and Conditions #2)

  17. Tamilang Elementary School – Yap State

  18. New Hospital – Kosrae State

  19. Pohnpei State Campus College of Micronesia – Learning Resource Center – National Government

Preliminary Engineering Reports:

  1. Kinakapw to Lehn Diadi Water Line – Pohnpei State

  2. Sekere to Nanpei Memorial High School Water Line – Pohnpei State

  3. Lelu Water System – Kosrae State

  4. Kolonia to Palikir Sewer System Expansion – Pohnpei State

  5. Kolonia to U Sewer System Expansion – Pohnpei State

  6. Three Bridges – Yap State

  7. Closure and Relocation of Public Solid Waste Disposal Site – Pohnpei State

  8. Emergency Generator  - Pohnpei State Hospital – Pohnpei State