WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs has announced $2,528,951 in fiscal year 2023 (FY23) Technical Assistance Program grant funding that will support and benefit the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI).
“The funding this year will support many important needs for the U.S. Virgin Islands, such as emergency response, improving government processes, utilities training, sustainable water resources, and youth mentoring on climate change and natural resources protection,” said Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs Carmen G. Cantor. “We are especially pleased to be able to support the U.S. Virgin Islands in preparations for the commemoration of 175 years of emancipation.”
Technical Assistance Program grant awards totaling $2,528,951 will be awarded to the territorial government or non-government organizations as follow, with one project being funded in collaboration with the Bureau of Reclamation towards funding water resilience.
USVI Territorial Government
Bureau of Reclamation
More information about the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs can be found at www.doi.gov/oia.
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.