WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs today announces that the fiscal year (FY) 2022 discretionary grant application deadline for the Technical Assistance Program (TAP), the Maintenance Assistance Program (MAP), and the Coral Reef and Natural Resources (CRNR) Initiative remain open for applications until April 1, 2022.
“Interior encourages applications from the Insular Areas to address critical issues and needs,” said Keone Nakoa, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs. “We are especially interested in applications that address several of the Biden-Harris Administration’s highest priorities related to climate change, energy production, natural resources, and health care.”
As first announced in the Fall of 2021, applications for the FY 2022 TAP, MAP, and CRNR grant funding, may be submitted by insular government entities, educational institutions, or non-profit organizations whose grant proposals are in accordance with 2 CFR 200 and will directly benefit the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands or the freely associated states, which are the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau.
Fiscal year 2022 funding for the Brown Tree Snake Control program has also been made available to OIA by Congress and will be divided among several governments and federal partners to include Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Hawai’i, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Department of the Interior to continue efforts to mitigate and eradicate the Brown Tree Snake.
To apply, visit grants.gov and use CFDA# 15.875. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2022, however, it is highly recommended that applications be submitted as early as possible. Applications will be reviewed beginning May 2022 once OIA receives full-year appropriations.
Applications related to public safety and emergencies will be reviewed in a timely manner, prior to the April deadline. Complete instructions on how to apply for these discretionary financial assistance programs as provided through the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs may be found at: https://www.doi.gov/oia/financial-assistance.
The Assistant Secretary of Insular and International Affairs and the Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) carry out the Secretary of the Interior’s responsibilities for the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Additionally, OIA administers and oversees federal assistance under the Compacts of Free Association to the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau. OIA also administers a discretionary Technical Assistance Program for all the insular areas. Find information about OIA and its work on www.doi.gov/oia, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.