Supports health, youth education, judicial training, weather forecasting for climate change resilience, natural resource conservation, and more.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs has announced $4,279,808 in fiscal year (FY) 2023 Technical Assistance Program grant funding that will support and benefit a variety of programs including healthcare for populations from the nuclear-affected atolls in the Marshall Islands, youth education and outreach, judicial training, natural resource conservation, and weather forecasting for climate change resilience in the Pacific Insular Areas.
“We are pleased to support these cross-cutting programs that touch on a wide variety of issues that are important to the Insular Areas,” said Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs Carmen G. Cantor. “The funding this year will support health programs for nuclear-affected populations, youth education, judicial training, weather forecasting for climate change resilience, natural resource conservation, and more.”
Technical Assistance Program grant awards totaling $4,279,808 will be awarded to Insular Areas governments or non-profit organizations as follow, with one project being funded in collaboration with the Judicial Council of the Ninth Circuit as follows.
Insular Area Governments
Judicial Council of the Ninth Circuit
The Assistant Secretary for 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 discretionary Technical Assistance Program funds for all the Insular Areas. Find information about OIA and its work on www.doi.gov/oia, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.