Office of Insular Affairs Announces Grant Assistance to Support Development of New Hospital Project in Chuuk State, FSM

Last edited 03/26/2024
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WASHINGTON - The Office of Insular Affairs today announced an investment of $8,486,000 in Compact of Free Association grant assistance in support of the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia’s efforts toward designing, developing and engineering a new hospital in Chuuk State.

"We are thrilled to contribute to and support the initial development of a much-needed healthcare facility to address health care needs on Weno and communities throughout Chuuk State,” said Carmen G. Cantor, Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs. “The collaboration efforts underscore our commitment under the Compact of Free Association to improve infrastructure in the region."

The funding announced today is supported by collaborative efforts among the Federated States of Micronesia National Government, the Chuuk State Government, the U.S. Government, and other important partners. This marks a significant milestone in collaborations to enhance healthcare services in Chuuk and replace hospital infrastructure that was built prior to 1986 or the beginning of the Compact of Free Association relationship. Through collaborative design planning, and thoughtful financing, this new hospital project is expected to have a positive impact on the local community and specifically scaling needed health programs that contribute to the overall well-being of residents in Chuuk. The Assistant Secretary - 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 discretionary Technical Assistance Program funds for all the Insular Areas. Find information about OIA and its work on, Facebook, X, and YouTube.  


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