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District of Columbia, Insular Affairs, Press Release
Official Flag of Micronesia
6/21/2017
DOI/OIA

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 21, 2017) – In compliance with the Compact of Free Association agreement (Compact) between the United States and the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), the U.S. Department of the Interior has remitted $34.8 million in assistance for the benefit of the people and government of the FSM for the first half of fiscal year 2017.  An additional deposit of $29.5 million was made to the Trust Fund for the People of the Federated States of Micronesia at the beginning of the fiscal year and $500,000 was provided for the annual single audit, as required under U.S. Public Law 108-188.

District of Columbia, Insular Affairs, Press Release
Official Flag of American Samoa
6/12/2017
DOI/OIA

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 12, 2017) – This week the Office of Insular Affairs released $7.8 million remaining in grant assistance for fiscal year 2017 to the American Samoa Government through the Office of Insular Affairs’ (OIA) Operations Grant Program. These funds are what remained of the annual $22.75 million needed to support the daily operations of the American Samoa Government, the LBJ Tropical Medical Center, the American Samoa Community College, and the High Court of American Samoa. The purpose of this program, as mandated by Congress, is to fund the difference between budget needs and local revenue and remains constant each year to support government operations.

District of Columbia, Insular Affairs, Press Release
Pacific Power Association
6/8/2017
DOI/OIA

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 8, 2017) – Interior Acting Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Nikolao Pula this week made available $380,447 in maintenance assistance funding from the Office of Insular Affairs to support two regional initiatives and one local initiative that support and bolster capacity for the power utilities in all main islands of the Pacific U.S. insular areas.  

District of Columbia, Insular Affairs, Press Release
Official Flag of the USVI
6/7/2017
DOI/OIA

USVI Governor Meets with Interior Officials 
Receives Grants for the U.S. Virgin Islands
to Study Potential for Food and Agricultural Manufacturing, Improve Water Repair and Distribution Services and Increase Safety in Prisons

 

District of Columbia, Insular Affairs, Press Release
North Delap School Majuro, RMI photo: Marshall Islands Journal
6/6/2017
DOI/OIA

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 2, 2017) – Acting Assistant Secretary Nikolao Pula has made available $6,460,739 for infrastructure projects under the Compact of Free Association between the U.S. and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.  The funds will support school construction on Majuro and Ebeye islands and make improvements to the Wellness Center kitchen at the hospital in Majuro.  They also fund a variety of other projects on Ebeye.

District of Columbia, Insular Affairs, Press Release
LBJ Tropical Medical Center
5/30/2017
DOI/OIA

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 30, 2017) – Acting Assistant Secretary Nikolao Pula today made available $212,800 in technical assistance funding from the Office of Insular Affairs to support three initiatives supported by American Samoa Governor Lolo Moliga that will improve critical health care services in the territory.

District of Columbia, Insular Affairs, Press Release
Official Seal of the Office of Insular Affairs
5/23/2017
DOI/OIA

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 23, 2017) – President Donald Trump today proposed $591.9 million for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) for the benefit of the U.S. Territories of Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the Freely Associated States of the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands through the Office of Insular Affairs (OIA). The budget request for OIA includes $84.3 million in discretionary appropriations and $507.6 million in mandatory funding.  Additionally, the budget requests $123.9 million of discretionary Department of Defense appropriations to be transferred to the Department of the Interior to support enactment of the 2010 Compact Review Agreement with Palau. The Palau Compact is an important element of the Pacific national security strategy.

Insular Affairs, Press Release
Photo credit:  garlicandsalt-tiffany.blogspot.com
5/12/2017
DOI/OIA

Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands (May 12, 2017) - A first of its kind, the Kwajalein Atoll Education Summit took place April 26 and 27 on Ebeye Island, Kwajalein Atoll, in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI).  The Summit was themed “Charting our Course: Our Child, Our Hope” and provided a venue for meaningful presentations, workshops and dialogue to take place around improving education for the children of Kwajalein Atoll. 

District of Columbia, Insular Affairs, Press Release
Letter from Ryan Zinke
3/31/2017
DOI/OIA

Secretary Zinke Lauds Virgin Islanders’ Progress & Delivers President Trump's "Warm Wishes" at Ceremonies Marking 100th Anniversary of Islands Transfer to America

District of Columbia, Insular Affairs, Press Release
Official Seal of the Office of Insular Affairs
3/10/2017
DOI/OIA

$1.7 Million in Technical Assistance Grants Announced for U.S. Territories and the Freely Associated States Grants for employee benefits, Marshall Islands health care and assistance to tax administrators

District of Columbia, Insular Affairs, Press Release
White House and Interior Senior Officials Host Territory Governors at Interagency Group on Insular Areas (IGIA)
2/24/2017
DOI/OIA

White House and Interior Senior Officials Host Territory Governors at Interagency Group on Insular Areas (IGIA)

District of Columbia, Insular Affairs, Press Release
Department of the Interior Image
2/24/2017
DOI/OIA

White House and Interior Senior Officials Host Territory Governors at Interagency Group on Insular Areas (IGIA)

Discuss health and financial concerns for Guam, American Samoa,

the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands 

District of Columbia, Insular Affairs, Press Release
USVI Flag
2/23/2017
DOI/OIA

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 23, 2017) – Acting Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Nikolao Pula has approved an adjustment payment of $18,173,711 million to the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) for fiscal year 2016 rum excise tax actuals.

District of Columbia, Insular Affairs, Press Release
Northern Mariana Islands Flag
2/21/2017
DOI/OIA

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 21, 2017) – Acting Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Nikolao Pula has approved $5 million in fiscal year 2017 CIP funding for the Commonwealth Utilities Corporation (CUC) in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) for the repair of fuel storage tanks at the CUC which fail to meet required standards of the American Petroleum Institute.

District of Columbia, Insular Affairs, Press Release
Official Flag of Palau
2/3/2017
DOI/OIA

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 3, 2017) – The Acting Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Nikolao Pula has authorized grant payments totaling $7,542,690 to the Republic of Palau.  Continuing appropriations provided by the U.S. Congress thus far for fiscal year 2017 will support operational activities for the Palau government.  Since the financial provisions of the Compact of Free Association expired in 2009, an annual amount of $13,147,000 has been extended to Palau beginning in 2010. 

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