The U.S. Department of the Interior awarded the CNMI last Friday $8.67 million in fiscal year 2019 Capital Improvement Project funding.
“This award is just another product of our work for the benefit of the Mariana,” said Gov. Ralph DLG. Torres in a statement Friday.
He thanked DOI and Office of Insular Affairs for funding CNMI priorities. This was done, he said, “by sharing our critical needs, which include funding for our local cost share of [Federal Emergency Management Agency] projects that have helped speed up our recovery and other critical infrastructure initiatives,” Torres said.
The CIP funding will be allocated for the following projects:
– $431,604 for the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. toward the Granular Activated Carbon Treatment System
– $5,143,896 for the local cost share of FEMA projects on Saipan
– $890,975 for the local cost share of FEMA projects on Tinian
– $890,975 for the local cost share of FEMA projects on Rota
– $500,000 for the local cost share of FEMA’s Super Typhoon Yutu Hazard Mitigation projects
– $706,000 for the continuation of the CIP program administration
– $101,550 for the maintenance of infrastructure projects in the CNMI
Additionally, the CNMI received $400,000 for the Rota Department of Public Safety building renovations, as redirected from the 2016 Rota Landfill project. (PR)