Supports management of marine protected areas, establishes a health communication network for the outer islands of Yap, provides educational opportunities for youth through robotics, and more
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs has announced $1,287,173 in fiscal year 2022 Technical Assistance Program and Maintenance Assistance Program grant funding that will benefit the people of the Federated States of Micronesia through non-governmental organizations and public semi-autonomous utilities.
“This federal investment will benefit the FSM in a variety of ways that range from management of marine protected areas, to establishing a telecommunications network for the outer islands of Yap, and expanding solar energy capacity in Pohnpei,” said Deputy Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs Keone Nakoa. “The funding will also support a robotics program for youth in high schools across all four states in the FSM. Together, these projects help exemplify the depth and strength of the relationship that the United States shares with the people of the FSM.”
The Technical Assistance Program grants totaling $745,083 for fiscal year 2022 will be provided to the following organizations to benefit the Federated States of Micronesia as follows:
The Maintenance Assistance Program grants totaling $542,090 for fiscal year 2022 will be provided to the following semi-autonomous agencies in the Federated States of Micronesia as follows:
More information about the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs can be found at www.doi.gov/oia. For specific information about grants provided through the Office of Insular Affairs, visit www.grants.gov and search Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) # 15.875.
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.