Federal partners communicating on the Insular Areas convenes federal officials whose work touches the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the freely associated states which are the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau. The purpose is to facilitate communication and information sharing among federal partners related to efforts in and about the insular areas. Meetings in 2023 Nov. 9 – U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory Oct. 19 – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, FAS Circuit Rider Sep. 13 – Small Business Administration, Hawai’i and the Pacific Islands Aug. 30 - United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry Aug. 2 – DHS FEMA Director, U.S. Virgin Islands Joint Recovery Office Jul. 13 – USMC Task Force Koa Moana 2023 Jul. 13 – DOI Office of the Solicitor, Division of General Law & Waiver of Territorial Match Funds Jun. 6 – NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program and the Reauthorization of the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000 May 4 – Peace Corps Regional Director for Inter-America and the Pacific Presence, Activities and Strategic Direction Apr. 13 – National Security Council Director for the Pacific and Southeast Asia on Priorities for the Pacific Mar. 21 – Veterans Administration on Serving Pacific Islander Veterans Feb. 28 – Joint Region Marianas/COMNAVMAR Jan. 19 – Update on the Interagency Group on Insular Areas, Executive Order #13537 Agencies and Topics Discussed in 2022 Commerce EDA Seattle Regional Office, September 8, 2022 Commerce NOAA - National Ocean Watch (ENOW), February 8, 2022 Commerce NOAA – Office for Coastal Management, Coral Reef Conservation, April 19, 2022 Defense - Office of the Secretary East Asia and the Pacific, October 11, 2022 East West Center Washington Office – The Pacific Islands Matter Brochure, January 11, 2022 HHS Administration for Native Americans Pacific Region Technical Assistance, March 31, 2022 HHS Region IX, Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response, October 11, 2022 Interior National Park Service – MOU with Palau on Tourism Mgmt at Ngardok, July 12, 2022 Interior OIA – Budget and Grants Management, March 15, 2022 Interior OIA – Technical Assistance Programs, January 11, 2022 Interior OIA – Data Gaps for the Territories, February 8, 2022 Interior OIA – Update on Territorial Climate Infrastructure Conference, February 24, 2022 Interior USGS – National Geospatial Program, January 25, 2022 Interior USGS – Considering Coral Reefs as Natural, National Infrastructure for Coastal Protection, June 28, 2022 US Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu Engineer District, March 15, 2022 US Coast Guard, Public Affairs District 14, Hawai’i-Pacific and Guam, November 3, 2022 USDA Geospatial Enterprise Operations Branch, February 24, 2022 Veterans Affairs Hawaii Regional Benefit Office, July 28, 2022 Agencies and Topics Discussed in 2021 Commerce Census Bureau – The 2020 Island Areas Census, December 14, 2021 Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis – GDP for the Insular Areas, December 14, 2021 Interior National Park Service – National Historic Preservation Act, July 29, 2021 Interior OIA - Climate Change Planning Conference, October 26, 2021 USDA Forest Service, September 20, 2021 USDA Rural Development, September 20, 2021 USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, November 23, 2021 Federal Partners Communicating on the Insular Areas convenes federal officials, virtually, once a month to facilitate communication and information sharing among federal partners related to work and efforts in and about the Insular Areas. Contact Tanya Joshua firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to or removed from this federal partner’s email distribution list.