The Northern Marianas is receiving $8.82 million out of $27.72 million in Capital Improvement Project grant funding for fiscal year 2022, according to Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP) over the weekend.
Sablan said in his e-kilili newsletter that Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs announced the grant funding Wednesday that shows that American Samoa is getting the highest amount among four insular areas with $10,262,636, while the CNMI is second in the amount of $8,829,728. He said Guam is receiving $6,627,636, while the U.S. Virgin Islands is getting $2 million.
The delegate said the funding will go to priorities identified by the governor’s office to address infrastructure needs across the Marianas.
U.S. Congress appropriates $27.72 million annually in mandatory CIP funds to support infrastructure projects in U.S. insular areas such as schools, hospitals, water, and solid waste systems. (Ferdie de la Torre)