Deadline June 15th
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs has announced that proposals are now being accepted for the Energizing Insular Communities (EIC) grant program for fiscal year (FY) 2022. The anticipated total funding available to the territories is $15.5 million. Those eligible to apply are local government entities, independent authorities, and educational institutions located in the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The deadline to apply is June 15, 2022.
“In a meeting last week with the Governors and territorial leadership at the Interagency Group on Insular Areas, among other important matters, we discussed ways to leverage various funding resources for infrastructure in the territories as well as the long-term strategies for implementing each territory’s energy and resource plans,” said Keone Nakoa, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs. “I would encourage the applicants to consider ways to leverage these EIC funds to advance key energy priorities in the territories.”
Each proposal will be reviewed and evaluated for two important criteria:
All applications should be submitted through either GrantSolutions.gov or Grants.gov - where the EIC grant is listed under the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 15.875. For detailed instructions, visit https://www.doi.gov/oia/financial-assistance.
For more information about the Office of Insular Affairs visit http://www.doi.gov/oia.
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.