Who We Are

Our Mission

Seal of the Office of Insular AffairsThe Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas and the Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) carry out the administrative responsibilities of the Secretary of the Interior to promote the coordination of federal policy for the territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Virgin Islands and the. The Office is also responsible for the administration and oversight of Compact of Free Association funding to the freely associated states which are the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau. OIA also provides discretionary financial assistance to all the Insular Areas.


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