OIA Press Releases (2014 to Present)

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District of Columbia, Insular Affairs, Press Release
DOI - OIA - The Republic of the Marshall Islands
6/11/2018

WASHINGTON – Doug Domenech, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular and International Affairs, this week announced $550,000 in grant assistance for the Enewetak Food and Agriculture Program, which supports the people of Enewetak in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI).

District of Columbia, Insular Affairs, Press Release
Official Seal of the Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs
5/31/2018

WASHINGTON – Doug Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs, this week provided a $713,359 grant for the Four Atoll Healthcare program in the Marshall Islands, which serves the people of Bikini, Enewetak, Rongelap, and Utrok.  The current funding supplements the $721,320 provided in December of 2017 and fulfills the FY 2018 request of $1.4 million.

District of Columbia, Insular Affairs, Press Release
Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System
5/30/2018

WASHINGTON – Doug Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary - Insular and International Affairs, this week provided a $497,738 grant to the University of Hawaii Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research School of Ocean and Earth Science for a project to improve atmospheric and wave-forecasting through the Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System.

District of Columbia, Insular Affairs, Press Release
U.S. Virgin Islands
5/25/2018

WASHINGTON – Doug Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs, this week provided a $567,500 grant to U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp and the USVI Department of Finance to help the territory be prepared for financial audits in relation to capital assets and federal accounts receivable beginning in FY 2017 audits.  The government had been working to address these concerns when Hurricanes Maria and Irma effectively necessitated a shift in governmental priorities to restore and rebuild and further heightened the need for improved readiness in light of increased federal assistance.

District of Columbia, Insular Affairs, Press Release
Interior Supports Coral Reef Management Fellowship Program
5/23/2018

WASHINGTON – Doug Domenech, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular and International Affairs, this week announced $200,000 to fund the second half of the 2018-2020 National Coral Reef Management Fellowship Program in four U.S. territories.  This highly selective graduate-level program has already placed fellows in American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

District of Columbia, Insular Affairs, Press Release
Official seal of Junior State of America JSA
5/22/2018

WASHINGTON – Doug Domenech, Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs, today announced $400,000 in funding support for the Junior State of America (JSA) program (formerly the Junior Statesmen of America) for students from the U.S. territories and the freely associated states.

District of Columbia, Insular Affairs, Press Release
Pedro “Teno” Pangelinan Tenorio
5/21/2018

On behalf of U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, myself, and and my staff in the Office of Insular Affairs, I extend my deepest condolences to the family and the people of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands on the passing of Pedro “Teno” Pangelinan Tenorio. He passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018 in the Northern Mariana Islands.

District of Columbia, Insular Affairs, Press Release
Official OIA Seal
5/18/2018

WASHINGTON (May 18, 2018) – Doug Domenech, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular and International Affairs has announced $230,000 to support the 2018 Pacific Lineman Training program for linesmen from American Samoa, Guam, Ebeye, Majuro, Palau, Pohnpei, and Yap.  An additional $17,405 will support participation in workshops and meetings sponsored by the Pacific Power Association for the three U.S. Pacific territories of American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands.

Insular Affairs, Press Release
Micronesia Island's Forum
4/26/2018
DOI/OIA

SAIPAN – U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular and International Affairs Doug Domenech wrapped up his visit to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands where he gave remarks and met with Micronesia’s island leaders at the 23rd Micronesian Islands Forum. 

Insular Affairs, Press Release
Assistant Secretary Domenech Visits CNMI Governor Torres  On Saipan
4/25/2018
DOI/OIA

SAIPAN - U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular and International Affairs Doug Domenech and Office of Insular 

Insular Affairs, Press Release
Doug Domenech at Great Seal of Guam
4/24/2018
DOI/OIA

HAGATNA - U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary Insular and International Affairs Doug Domenech and Office of Insular Affairs Director Nik Pula met earlier this week with Guam Governor Eddie Calvo at the Ricardo J. Bordallo Governor’s Complex in Adelup.  

Insular Affairs, Press Release
(pictured left to right) American Samoa Lt. Governor Lemanu Mauga, American Samoa Governor Lolo Moliga, Interior Assistant Secretary Doug Domenech, Office of Insular Affairs Director Nik Pula
4/19/2018
DOI/OIA

PAGO PAGO, AMERICAN SAMOA – U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Doug Domenech who is in the territory to help celebrate Flag Day, today met with American Samoa Governor Lolo Moliga and signed over $10.6 million in FY 2018 infrastructure grant funding in support of ongoing infrastructure projects at the wharf, schools, and hospital in American Samoa.  

Insular Affairs, Press Release
Assistant Secretary Domenech Visits American Samoa  Keynotes at 118th Flag Day
4/17/2018
DOI/OIA

PAGO PAGO, AMERICAN SAMOA - U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary Insular and International Affairs Doug Domenech and Office of Insular Affairs Director Nik Pula are in American Samoa this wee

District of Columbia, Insular Affairs, Press Release
Interior Announces Executive Leadership Development Program
4/12/2018
DOI/OIA

WASHINGTON (April 12, 2018) - The Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs is pleased to announce open applications for the 2018-2019 cohort of the Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) for candidates from the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and from the freely associated states –the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia.

Insular Affairs, Press Release
US and Micronesia Flag
3/30/2018
DOI/OIA

WASHINGTON – U.S. and Federated States of Micronesia officials met in San Francisco this week for their mid-year meetings to discuss financial assistance provided for the benefit of the people of the Federated States of Micronesia on behalf of the people and government of the United States.

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