Discretionary Financial Assistance to the U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States

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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.
    Apply here.  

  • APPLICATIONS MUST HAVE UEI (EFFECTIVE 2022)
    • Effective April 4, 2022, the federal government will complete its transition to requiring the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) on all grant applications in place of the DUNS number. Grant applications submitted in 2022 should all include the requisite UEI number. For more information about the transition to the UEI, please visit gsa.gov.

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:

FEDERAL REGULATIONS AND PRINCIPLES OF APPROPRIATIONS LAW

OIA DISCRETIONARY GRANT PROGRAMS

OTHER OIA PROGRAMS

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