Supports modernization, and digitization of government systems as well as training
WASHINGTON – Doug Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, this week announced $2,053,332 in fiscal year 2019 grant funding to the U.S. Territory of Guam. This year, funding supports training and a variety of modernization and digitization needs in government IT systems for the Guam executive branch, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the public broadcast system, and natural resource protection, among others.
“Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and I are pleased to fund these various projects that ultimately streamline and improve services for people on Guam,” said Assistant Secretary Domenech.
Funds awarded to the Government of Guam for fiscal year 2019 are as follows:
A separate grant was awarded to a Guam non-profit organization as follows:
Funds are provided through the Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs’ Technical Assistance and Maintenance Assistance Programs. Applications are submitted from October through May 1 of each year. Once OIA receives appropriations from the U.S. Congress, OIA reviews applications and gives awards to successful applicants until the funding is exhausted.
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.