News Releases

Oct 6, 2015

Last Day to Register for Disaster Unemployment Assistance - October 19

October 19, 2015 is the last day for workers in Saipan to file for DUA. Read more here...

Sep 25, 2015

$1.6 million in federal justice grants awarded

The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded $1,608,382 to the Criminal Justice Planning Agency for programs that help victims of crime and support public safety programs.

Sep 22, 2015

FEMA announces rebuilding workshops

Teams will be available to assist survivors with rebuilding tips and advice through 10/4. Read more here…

Sep 21, 2015

Soudelor Recovery Update - Week 7

Week 7 brought improvements, making our lives a little easier. With patience and perseverance, we will eventually return to pre-typhoon conditions. Read more here…

Sep 21, 2015

Typhoon readiness, college prep info added to

Find updated information on how to prepare for a storm and how to prepare to go to college. Read more here…

Sep 21, 2015

$2.75 million federal grants awarded

As fiscal year 2015 reaches an end, a flood of federal grants — worth $2.75 million — were announced this week. Read more here…

Sep 16, 2015

$1.8 million awarded for solar, CUC efficiency

Pacific Wind and Solar of Saipan will get $1.4 m. to install solar power systems on NMHC houses. $400,000 goes to CUC for replacing transformers. Read more here…

Sep 13, 2015

Drop-Off Locations for Household Hazardous Waste, Appliances, & Electronics from Typhoon Cleanup

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality are accepting household hazardous waste, appliances, and electronics at two drop-off locations: Lower Base Transfer Station and Kobler Airfield.

Sep 11, 2015

House looks at Medicaid fraud units for territories

Included in the President’s fiscal 2015 budget proposal and introduced as legislation in the House by Chairman Joseph Pitts is a response to the lack of Medicaid Fraud Control Units in any of the five U.S. insular areas.

Sep 11, 2015

Pacific Ombudsman for Humanitarian Law receives $144,000

The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women has awarded $144,000 to the Pacific Ombudsman for Humanitarian Law.