Office of Insular Affairs Announces $528,574 in Grant Support to the Republic of Palau for FY2022

To conduct a HIES survey and develop physical education in schools

Last edited 07/26/2022
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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs has announced $528,574 in fiscal year 2022 Technical Assistance Program grant funding for the government of the Republic of Palau that will be used to conduct a Household Income Expenditure Survey and support the development of a physical education program in the public schools in Palau.

“The federal support provided to Palau will help provide a better understanding of the economic situation of the Palauan population and inform leadership as they shape policy for their people,” said Deputy Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs Keone Nakoa. “OIA funds will also invest in a healthy future for Palau’s people through the development of a robust physical education program for Palauan students.”

The Technical Assistance Program grants totaling $528,574 for fiscal year 2022 will be provided to the following organizations to benefit the Republic of Palau. Please note that Palau did not submit any Maintenance Assistance Programs for this year’s funding. 

  • $402,574 – Office of Planning and Statistics to conduct a 2022/2023 Household Income and Expenditure Survey. The last HIES in Palau completed was in 2014 prior to the pandemic which took a toll on the tourism industry in Palau. The HIES provides indicators that help ascertain living standards, access to services, and poverty levels.  
  • $126,000 – Ministry of Education for the Building a Healthier Palau project to implement a comprehensive physical education program in the schools to increase the number of teachers trained in physical education and increase daily physical activity among the more than 1,600 school children in Palau. 

 More information about the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs can be found at For specific information about grants provided through the Office of Insular Affairs, visit 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, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.


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