WASHINGTON – The Trump Administration announced $1,107,654 in fiscal year 2020 grant funding to the Republic of the Marshall Islands provided through the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs’ (OIA) Technical Assistance Program. This funding will support the Kili-Bikini-Ejit (KBE) Local Government’s efforts to build a sea wall on Ejit Island, Majuro Atoll, and provide equipment and supplies for the health clinic on Kili Island.
“Secretary Bernhardt and I are pleased to support the efforts of the KBE Local Government to protect the Ejit Island community from severe weather events and to help improve basic health care services for the residents of Kili,” said Interior Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, Douglas W. Domenech. “Funding like this demonstrates the long-time, close relationship between our two nations.”
Fiscal year 2020 Technical Assistance Program (TAP) funding totaling $1,107,654 will be provided to the KBE Local Government as follows:
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