News Releases

Aug 22, 2021

VA: low enrollment limits services

The Department of Veterans Affairs has provided the report I requested in last year’s appropriation for the agency, explaining that low enrollment by Marianas veterans limits the investment the Department can make in our islands.

Aug 17, 2021

Kilili: Child Tax Credit plan approved

The increased child tax credit for Marianas families included by Congress in the American Rescue Plan Act in March has now been approved for distribution.

Aug 16, 2021

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - August 13, 2021

• Families receive P-EBT • Listening to Rota constituents • Touching base with NMC • Keeping informed on buildup plans • $92k to protect Tinian WWII sites • Vaccines for veterans • VBA outreach postponed • VA: low enrollment limits services • USCIS extends I-693 validity period • $500m for rural health • Catching up with Rep. Tina Sablan • Supplemental SBA grants available • App Challenge registration open • Kilili Time Capsule • OPPORTUNITIES • HIGHLIGHTS

Aug 16, 2021

$92k to protect Tinian WWII sites

The Northern Marianas Humanities Council has been awarded a $91,817 Battlefield Preservation Planning grant, the National Park Service announced.

Aug 16, 2021

VA: low enrollment limits services

The Department of Veterans Affairs has provided the report I requested in last year’s appropriation for the agency, explaining that low enrollment by Marianas veterans limits the investment the Department can make in our islands.

Aug 15, 2021

$500m for rural health

The United States Department of Agriculture has announced the availability of $599 million to establish an emergency pilot program to provide grants for rural development needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aug 15, 2021

Supplemental SBA grants available

The U.S. Small Business Administration is announcing a call to all eligible Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) applicants seeking economic aid for live entertainment small businesses, nonprofits, and venues.

Aug 9, 2021

2,563 PUA/FPUC claims pending

A total of 2,563 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) applications remain unprocessed by the Commonwealth as of July 24...

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