OIA Press Releases (2014 to Present)

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Insular Affairs, Press Release
Official Seal of the White House
2/12/2018
DOI/OIA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Donald Trump today proposed $608 million for Fiscal Year 2019 through the Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) for the benefit of fellow Americans in the U.S. Territories of Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, as well for our friends in the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.  

District of Columbia, Insular Affairs, Press Release
Official Flag of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
2/7/2018
DOI/OIA

WASHINGTON – U.S. Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs Doug Domenech has approved $5 million in Capital Infrastructure Program (CIP) grant funding to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), for fiscal year 2018.

Insular Affairs, External News
Department of the Interior Image
2/6/2018
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced today the signing of Secretarial Order #3361, expanding the functions and responsibilities of the Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Doug Domenech to include the Office of International Affairs and the Ocean, Great Lakes, and Coastal Program (Oceans Program) currently under the Assistant Secretary for Policy Management and Budget. The new expanded portfolio will now be called the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs.
District of Columbia, Insular Affairs, Press Release
Flag of Hawaii
1/19/2018
DOI/OIA

WASHINGTON (January 19, 2018) – U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Doug Domenech has announced that $12,762,262 will be Hawaii’s share of 2018 Compact Impact funding provided under U.S. Public Law 108-188.  The funding will be provided to the Department of Human Services to help defray costs associated with providing education, public health, and public safety-related services to migrants from the freely associated states of Micronesia, Marshalls, and Palau who have migrated to Hawaii. 

District of Columbia, Insular Affairs, Press Release
Official Flag of American Samoa
1/11/2018
DOI/OIA

WASHINGTON (January 11, 2018) – Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Doug Domenech today announced the release of more than $9.6 million in grant funding to American Samoa through the Office of Insular Affairs’ (OIA) Capital Improvement Project (CIP) Program for fiscal year 2017.

District of Columbia, Insular Affairs, Press Release
Flag of the Republic of the Marshall Islands
12/21/2017
DOI/OIA

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has directed the Office of Insular Affairs to authorize a partial funding amount of $721,320, to the Ministry of Health in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) for the Four Atoll Health Care Program for the people of Bikini, Enewetak, Rongelap, and Utrok.  The Secretary is concerned about the threat to the continuity of services under this program.

District of Columbia, Insular Affairs, Press Release
Palau
12/20/2017
DOI/OIA

WASHINGTON (December 20, 2017) – U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Doug Domenech has advanced a partial Compact grant payment of $2.5 million to the Republic of Palau and an additional $500,000 grant to conduct the FY 2017 Single Audit.

District of Columbia, Insular Affairs, Press Release
Official Flag of the Federated States of Micronesia
12/14/2017
DOI/OIA

WASHINGTON (December 14, 2017) – U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Doug Domenech provided a $6.3 million Compact of Free Association grant to support the Federated States of Micronesia’s (FSM) Sekere Water Project on the island of Pohnpei. 

District of Columbia, Insular Affairs, Press Release
Flag of Palau
12/13/2017
DOI/OIA

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today thanked President Trump and commended the U.S. Congress for including authorization for the Palau Compact Review Agreement in the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. Signed into law yesterday by the President, the enactment officially authorizes the strategic agreement signed between the United States and Palau governments in 2010.

District of Columbia, Insular Affairs, Press Release
Official Flag of Guam
12/5/2017
DOI/IBC

WASHINGTON (December 5, 2017) –  Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Doug Domenech has announced that Guam’s 2018 share of Compact Impact funding, $14.9 million, is being provided to the Government of Guam for costs associated with providing education, public health, and public safety-related services for the residents of the territory.  

District of Columbia, Insular Affairs, Press Release
 Annual Budget of the Bikini Resettlement Trust Fund Seal
11/28/2017
DOI/OIA

WASHINGTON (November 28, 2017) – U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Doug Domenech has authorized full decision-making powers for the Mayor and Council of the Kili-Bikini-Ejit (KBE) Local Government in the Republic of the Marshall Islands over the annual budget of the Bikini Resettlement Trust Fund for and on behalf of the people of Kili, Bikini and Ejit Atolls.

District of Columbia, Insular Affairs, Press Release
Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle
10/31/2017
DOI/OIA

WASHINGTON (October 31, 2017) – Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Doug Domenech has made available $181,048 to support a request from Governor Ralph Torres and his administration in efforts to contain the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (Oryctes rhinoceros), which was recently discovered on Rota in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). 

District of Columbia, Insular Affairs, Press Release
Trust Fund Seal for RMI
10/26/2017
DOI/OIA

WASHINGTON (October 26, 2017) – Chairman Nik Pula of the Trust Fund for the People of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (the Trust Fund) confirmed this week that funds compromised by cyber-attacks at State Street Financial Services Company (State Street) have been fully restored and diligence stepped up after the discovery of fraudulent withdrawals of more than $600,000. 

District of Columbia, Insular Affairs, Press Release
Flags of U.S. affiliated Pacific Islands in Micronesia
10/18/2017
DOI/OIA

Interior Hosts Public Forum on

Economic Performance, Policies, and Possibilities for

U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands in Micronesia 

District of Columbia, Insular Affairs, Press Release
Official Seal of the Federated States of Micronesia Trust Fund
10/11/2017
DOI/OIA

WASHINGTON (October 11, 2017) – U.S. Department of the Interior’s Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Doug Domenech has announced the payment of $30,819,840 to the Compact Trust Fund for the People of the Federated States of Micronesia.

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