Supporting Critical Needs in Health, Tourism, Law Enforcement, Statistics, Utilities, and Education
WASHINGTON – Doug Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, this week announced $2,452,082 in fiscal year 2018 grant funding to the U.S. Territory of Guam. This year’s funding will support a wide variety of needs across the island from scholarships for training in trades, statistics and data, capacity building, utilities maintenance, network security and monitoring.
“Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and I are pleased to support Americans on Guam through these projects,” said Assistant Secretary Domenech. “The projects either develop local capacity or provide improvements to infrastructure and equipment, helping to promote more self-sufficiency in the larger Guam economy.”
Funds awarded to Guam for fiscal year 2018 follow:
Funds are made available through the Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs’ Technical Assistance and Maintenance Assistance Programs. Applications are submitted from October through May 1st each year. Funds are awarded once OIA receives appropriations from the U.S. Congress until they are exhausted.
The Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, and the Office of Insular Affairs carry out the Secretary of the Interior’s responsibilities for the U.S. territories of Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Additionally, OIA administers and oversees Federal assistance under the Compacts of Free Association to the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau. OIA supports the Secretary's mission of Fulfilling Trust and Insular Responsibilities through balancing efforts and limited resources towards stronger economic and health capacities, and fiscal accountability in the U.S. insular areas.