OIA awards GovGuam $2.4M in federal grant assistance


HAGÅTÑA, Guam—Delegate Madeleine Z. Bordallo announced that the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs has awarded the Government of Guam $2,454,397 in federal grant assistance.

OIA awarded $2,126,005 through the Technical Assistance Program for the following projects:

• $498,225 for the GCA Trades Academy Education Assistance project;

• $498,272 for the Guam Community College Tourism Programs Assistance project;

• $494,657 for the Bureau of Statistics and Plans Household Income and Expenditure Survey;

• $107,112 for the Guam Public Health and Social Services Building and Sustaining the Capacity of Guam Environment Public Health Laboratory project;

• $28,415 for the Guam Police Department K9 Specialized Vehicle Equipment Requisition project;

• $249,010 for the Office of Technology Network Monitoring Tools project; and

• $250,314 for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guam Micronesian Resource One Stop Shop.

Additionally, OIA awarded $328,392 through the Maintenance Assistance Program for the following projects:

• $154,950 for the Guam Waterworks Authority Operations and Maintenance Training project; and

• $173,442 for the Guam Department of Education Ten-Year Capital Facilities Master Plan update.

“I am delighted that OIA is making these federal funds available to Guam. Each year I work diligently with my colleagues from the territories to secure funding for OIA’s Technical Assistance and Maintenance Assistance Programs. These federal funds are particularly important given GovGuam’s financial challenges, and the programs they support will provide critical assistance and training in every sector on the island. I look forward to seeing the benefits to our community.” (PR)

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