WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs has announced $1,608,516 in fiscal year 2023 (FY23) Technical Assistance Program grant funding that will help address financial management concerns and support the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI).
“Governor Palacios has indicated the urgent need for the CNMI government to address financial management issues in the territory,” said Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs Carmen G. Cantor. “I am pleased that we can provide some relevant and urgently needed support in the areas of financial records management, financial management system implementation, and public auditor training.”
Technical Assistance Program grant awards totaling $1,608,516 will be awarded to the territorial government as follows:
More information about the Office of Insular Affairs can be found at 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, and YouTube.