OIA Announces $35 Million in Compact Impact Funds for FY 2022

5/31/2022
Last edited 6/3/2022

Contact: Tanya_Joshua@ios.doi.gov
202-355-3023

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs has announced the availability of $35 million in fiscal year (FY) 2022 Compact Impact funding to be provided to Hawai’i, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa. The total amount includes $30 million in mandatory funding made available under U.S. Public Law 108-188 and an additional $5 million in discretionary funding made available under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022 (Public Law 117-103).

“I am pleased to announce that all fiscal year 2022 Compact Impact funds have been made available to each eligible jurisdiction impacted by the Compacts of Free Association,” said Deputy Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs Keone Nakoa. “Both the mandatory and additional discretionary funding will help supplement costs borne by these four state and territory governments and are usually utilized to offset government operations.”

Provided for under the Compact of Free Association, as amended, U.S. Public Law 108-188, mandatory funding is made available to each of these eligible governments to help defray costs associated with increased demands placed on health, education, and social services, or infrastructure related to such services provided to individuals who have migrated from the freely associated states to these U.S. jurisdictions. Additional discretionary funds may be made available at the discretion of Congress. The total of $35 million in Compact Impact funds for fiscal year 2022 has been assigned to each jurisdiction as follows:

Affected Jurisdiction

Mandatory

Discretionary

Totals

Hawai’i

$15,798,564

$2,633,094

$18,431,658

Guam

$12,532,239

$2,088,706

$14,620,945

CNMI

$  1,652,879

$   275,480

$  1,928,359

American Samoa

$       16,318

$       2,720

$       19,038

Totals

$30,000,000

$5,000,000

$35,000,000

Under current law, mandatory Compact Impact funding provided to the affected jurisdictions under U.S. Public Law 108-188, ends in fiscal year 2023.

The Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, @InsularAffairs, 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. Follow and “like” OIA on Facebook and subscribe to the OIA YouTube Channel.

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