OTHER OIA PROGRAMS

Several other OIA discretionary funding programs which have specific purposes are identified below.

AMERICAN SAMOA OPERATIONS

Each year the Office of Insular Affairs provides grant funds to American Samoa for the operation of the local government, including the judiciary. The purpose of this program activity is to fund the difference between budget needs and local revenues.

BROWN TREE SNAKE (BTS) CONTROL PROGRAM

The BTS Control program is a combination research and operational program designed to prevent the dispersal of BTS from Guam involving primarily the Office of Insular Affairs, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Geological Survey; the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services; the U.S. Department of Defense; and the Governments of Hawaii, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (CIP)

Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funds address a variety of infrastructure needs in American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands to inlude critical infrastructure such as hospitals, schools, wastewater, and solid waste systems.

COMPACT IMPACT

Discretionary Compact Impact grants supplement a $30 million annual permanent appropriation for Compact Impact as authorized by Section 104(e) of Title One of the amended Compacts of Free Association for affected jurisdictions due to the residence of qualified non-immigrants from the freely associated states. In some years, Congress appropriates additional discretionary funding to offset the costs borne by the affected jurisdictions.

Additional information regarding these OIA Programs can be found in the OIA Budget or in the Press Release Archive.

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