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DEPT. OF INTERIOR

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Providence, RHODE ISLAND — As President Joe Biden seeks to build a Cabinet that “looks like America,” one nomination stands out as especially significant: Deb Haaland’s appointment to lead the Department of the Interior (DOI), making her the first Indigenous American to serve as a Cabinet secretary...
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HONOLULU — This past week in Hawaiʻi, Department of the Interior leadership convened a workshop with federal partners and teams from several of the U.S. Territories — American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands — to discuss strategies to...
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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs today announces that the fiscal year (FY) 2022 discretionary grant application deadline for the Technical Assistance Program (TAP), the Maintenance Assistance Program (MAP), and the Coral Reef and Natural Resources (CRNR)...
Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata presents an ula fala to her former House colleague, new Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland
Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata presents an ula fala to her former House colleague, new Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland in the Secretary's office on July 4. Sec. Haaland made history when she became the first Native American to serve as a cabinet secretary. She is a member of the Pueblo of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) has proposed more than $24 million in basic operations for the American Samoa government and nearly $10.3 million in Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funds for the territory under the Biden Administration’s fiscal year...
Governor with directors during virtual meeting with DOI
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga was joined by four cabinet members during a virtual meeting from the Governor’s Office last week, with senior executives of the US Interior Department. According to brief information released on the ASG website — (americansamoa....
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) has transmitted $16,718,000 in grant funding to the American Samoa government to support the operations of the hospital, the community college, public schools, and the judicial system in the territory.    “The Office...
Acting Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs Nikolao Pula
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) is announcing the award of $1,033,100 in CARES Act grant funding to help Pacific Islander communities in Hawaii that have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will be administered by ...
James Barlow in a photo from his GoFundMe site
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The federal court in Washington D.C. has granted a joint motion by attorneys representing Territorial Correctional Facility inmate James Glenn Barlow and US Secretary of Interior David L. Bernhard, allowing the parties until Nov. 1st, to confer and propose a schedule for...
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WASHINGTON —The  U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs’ (OIA) Maintenance Assistance Program (MAP) supports the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. New MAP funding will also support the freely...

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