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Esther Kia'aina Courtesy Visit and Lunch Photos
(June, 2015)

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In Guam, left to right, Assistant Secretary Esther Kia'aina, Governor Eddie Calvo of Guam and OMB Examiner Anna Naimark (June 2015)

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Coral reefs in the ocean Interior Announces Nearly $1M for Coral Reef Initiatives
(August 18, 2015)
Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Esther Kia'aina today announced $926,328 in grant assistance for fiscal year 2015, under the Office of Insular Affairs' Coral Reef Initiative Program to a variety of projects and initiatives designed to improve the health and management of coral reefs in the American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the freely associated states of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Palau and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
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Honolulu coastline Interior Grants $500,000 to Stand Up Micronesian One Stop Service Centers in Guam and Hawaii
(August 14, 2015)
Partnering with Non-Government Organizations to Empower Micronesian Communities
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Curled up Brown Tree Snake Interior Provides $3.7 Million for Brown Tree Snake Control, Interdiction, and Prevention in Western Pacific and Hawaii
(August 12, 2015)
Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Esther Kia'aina today announced $3,673,876 in grant assistance for brown tree snake interdiction and control in Guam, and prevention in the Northern Mariana Islands and Hawaii.
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Mr. Basil Ottley Jr. U.S. Virgin Islands' Basil Ottley, Jr., Joins Interior Leadership Team as Insular Affairs Policy Director
(August 10, 2015)
Brings Wealth of Federal and Territorial Policy Experience.
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USVI school children running across street Interior Approves $2.1 Million in Capital Improvement Funds for School Maintenance in the U.S. Virgin Islands
(August 6, 2015)
This week Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Esther Kia'aina released $2.1 million in grant funding under the Office of Insular Affairs' (OIA) Capital Improvement Project (CIP) Program to repair public school buildings in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) as part of OIA's Insular Assessment of Buildings and Classrooms (ABCs) Initiative. The funds will be used to install or replace fire alarm systems, upgrade fire protection and plumbing infrastructure, conduct Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) repairs in schools as well as conduct structural repairs at other public school facilities.
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Republic of the Marshall Islands city view Interior Releases $6.8 Million in Compact Funding Payments to the Republic of the Marshall Islands
for July 2015

(August 4, 2015)
The U.S. Department of the Interior's Office of Insular Affairs this week released to the Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands' (RMI) Ministry of Finance, U.S. Compact grant payments totaling $6,825,074.90.
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View from the beautiful Virgin Islands Interior Provides $500,000 to Help U.S. Virgin Islands Prepare for Centennial Celebrations in 2017
(July 21, 2015)
To Create Meaningful Observance and Leverage Celebration to Strengthen Ties and Promote Tourism
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Puerto-Rico-Parkland-Conversion Assistant Secretary Esther Kia'aina To Confer with Guam Leaders, Convene U.S. Insular Areas Climate Change Stakeholder Meeting
(April 28, 2015)
Territorial and Freely Associated State officials to join U.S. officials to discuss impacts of Climate Change and strategies to strengthen island resilience
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Puerto-Rico-Parkland-Conversion Assistant Secretary Esther Kia'aina to Confer with CNMI Leaders on Workforce and Economic Development, Attend Ground Breaking for Puerto Rico Parkland Conversion
(April 27, 2015)

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