President Proposes $611 Million FY 2020 Budget for the U.S. Territories and the Freely Associated States

3/11/2019
Last edited 11/30/2020

Tanya Harris Joshua 202-208-6008

Tanya_Joshua@ios.doi.gov

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald J. Trump today proposed $611 million for fiscal year 2020 through the Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) for the benefit of fellow Americans in the U.S. Territories of Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The proposal also includes funding for U.S. allies in the Pacific who have a Compact of Free Association with the United States – the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.

The OIA budget proposal includes $84.1 million in discretionary appropriations and $526.6 million in mandatory funding.

“The 2020 budget request prioritizes the Department’s mission to fulfill our insular area responsibilities in the Caribbean as well as in the Pacific,” said the U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular and International Affairs Doug Domenech. “The proposed budget represents action to strengthen economic and health capacities in the U.S. territories while also fulfilling U.S. obligations to the freely associated states.”

The Department of the Interior’s FY 2020 Budget in Brief is available online. 

The Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular and International Affairs and the Office of Insular Affairs carry out the Secretary’s responsibilities for the U.S. territories of Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana 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 supports the Secretary's mission of Fulfilling Trust and Insular Responsibilities through balancing efforts and limited resources towards stronger economic and health capacities, and fiscal accountability in the U.S. insular areas.

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