Home News Local government Interior Makes Available Discretionary Grant Applications from U.S. Insular Areas

Interior Makes Available Discretionary Grant Applications from U.S. Insular Areas

147

U.S. Department of the Interior’s Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Doug Domenech has announced open season for the U.S. Insular Areas to submit applications for technical assistance program (TAP) funding and maintenance assistance program (MAP) funding for fiscal year 2018.  These grants are available to the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands as well as the freely associated states of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau, according to Office of Insular Areas Interior.

“While we are operating under a continuing resolution until Dec. 8 for fiscal year 2018, this advanced notice gives each jurisdiction time to consider their most important needs and priorities this year,” said Domenech.  “We will be especially eager to work with the U.S. Virgin Islands as they begin contemplating their rebuilding needs following the hurricanes.”

Instructions to apply are available on the Office of Insular Affairs website.  Applications are submitted through www.grants.gov .

Advertising (skip)



TAP provides grant funding for short-term projects intended to meet immediate needs that can foster development in accountability, financial management, economic development, education, energy, management control initiatives, disaster assistance, natural and cultural resources, capacity building, public safety/emergencies, health initiatives and invasive species management.

MAP provides grant funding to support, develop, improve and, as much as possible, institutionalize infrastructure maintenance practices in the seven insular areas. Activities will support maintenance training to extend the life of island infrastructure, ensure the safety of maintenance technicians and/or increase the capacity of infrastructure to withstand extreme events. This may include training of maintenance technicians that increases knowledge and awareness of measures to be taken to protect infrastructure from severe weather impacts.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Support the VI Source

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall - we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. Our sites are more popular than ever, but advertising revenues are falling - so you can see why we could use your help. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. If everybody who appreciates our reporting efforts were to help fund it for as little as $1, our future would be much more secure. Thanks in advance for your support!