Interior redirects $2.2M to Guam and Rota

For Guam correctional facility and Rota rock quarry
Posted on Mar 23 2020


WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Department of the Interior has redirected prior year grant funding amounting to $2,216,370 for renovations at the Guam Adult Correctional Facility and to purchase a rock crusher for the Rota quarry in the CNMI.

“We have worked directly with both governors’ offices in Guam and the CNMI and redirected these funds as requested,” said Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, Douglas W. Domenech. “We are pleased to work with the Guam and CNMI leadership to readjust funding according to their identified needs and priorities.”

Funds will be redirected as follows:

• $2,000,000 in Capital Improvement Program funding will be used to renovate and update systems at the Guam Department of Corrections Adult Correction Facility, including the fire alarm and sprinkler systems, HVAC systems, security gates, and locking mechanisms throughout the facility.

• $216,370 in Maintenance Assistance Program funding will be used to purchase a rock crusher for the Rota quarry. The absence of a functioning quarry in Rota for the last five years has hindered infrastructure development. Businesses and private citizens will soon be able to purchase gravel, sand, and other materials necessary for construction and development projects on the island. The funds had been previously been identified to purchase a seaport pedestal crane. (PR)

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