Federal funding provided through the Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) is made available to the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as the three freely associated states (FAS) which are the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.
ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY THROUGH GRANTS.GOV
Applications for grant funding must be submitted through the grants.gov website. All OIA grants, when open and available, can be found using search criteria CFDA 15.875. The associated standard forms for applications, SF-424, are also available on the grants.gov website.
APPLICANTS MUST REGISTER AT SAM.GOV FOR THE UEI
Register your entity to get a Unique Entity ID (UEI) to do business with the federal government.
SUCCESSFUL GRANTEES MUST ENROLL IN ASAP
OIA grant recipients located in the U.S. territories or the continental United States will be required to enroll with, and utilize, the U.S. Treasury's Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP) system to request payments under a grant.
Recipients located in the Freely Associated States are encouraged to enroll with, and utilize ASAP to request payments if using a U.S. Bank to receive payments. The following three enrollment forms must be completed and submitted (via email) to the OIA grant manager listed in the grant award for the enrollment process to begin:
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