Climate Change, Energy, Natural Resources Remain Top Priorities
Contact: Tanya Joshua (202) 355-3023
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) is pleased to announce applications for Fiscal Year 2024 funding under the Technical Assistance Programs can now be submitted to www.Grants.Gov.
The announcements for funding for Technical Assistance (TAP), Maintenance Assistance (MAP), Coral Reef and Natural Resources (including Invasive Species projects) (CRNR), and Brown Tree Snake (BTS) programs are open with a deadline of March 15, 2024.
“We try to support as many well-deserving projects as possible and encourage all to apply early for Fiscal Year 2024 funding,” said Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs Carmen G. Cantor. “Applications that address climate change, energy, and natural resources are still being given priority consideration.”
TAP, MAP, and CRNR funding is made available for short-term projects intended to meet the needs of the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as the freely associated states – the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.
Applications for TAP, MAP, and CRNR will be considered from Insular Area government entities, educational institutions, or non-profit organizations whose grant proposals directly benefit the four U.S. territories or the three freely associated states, in accordance with 2 CFR 200. More information about financial grant assistance may be found on the OIA website.
For more information and to apply, visit www.grants.gov and use CFDA# 15.875. While the deadline is March 15, 2024, it is highly recommended that applications be submitted as early as possible. Applications will be reviewed once OIA receives full-year appropriations. Applications related to public safety and emergencies may be reviewed early, prior to the deadline. All funding decisions will be finalized by September 30, 2024.
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, X, and YouTube.