Opportunities – Federal contracts, grants, and jobs for and in the Mariana Islands:

Opportunities – Federal contracts, grants, and jobs for and in the Mariana Islands:

Grants:

  • Motor Carrier Safety Assistance ProgramThe Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program is a Federal formula grant program that provides financial assistance to territories and states to reduce the number and severity of crashes, injuries and fatalities and hazardous material incidents involving commercial motor vehicles. Application deadline is August 1, 2019. For more information, click here.
  • Statewide Longitudinal Data SystemsThe SLDS program awards grants to state educational agencies to design, develop, and implement statewide longitudinal data systems to efficiently and accurately manage, analyze, disaggregate,and use individual student data. Deadline for notice of intent to apply is July 19, 2019. For more information, click here.
  • YouthBuild – DOL will award grants to organizations providing pre-apprenticeship services that support education, occupational skills training, and employment services to at-risk youth, ages 16 to 24, while performing meaningful work and service to their communities. Applications are due August 6, 2019. For more information, click here.
  • Land and Water Conservation Fund State and Local Assistance The National Park Service provides matching grants to states and local governments for the acquisition and development of lands and waters for outdoor recreation purposes. Applications are due July 31, 2019. For more information, click here.
  • Boating Infrastructure GrantsBoating Infrastructure Grants provide funding for the construction, renovation and maintenance of boating infrastructure facilities for transient recreational vessels at least 26 feet long that are operated, leased, rented, or chartered primarily for pleasure. Projects must provide public access, but may be publicly or privately owned. Applications are due September 16, 2019. For more information, click here.
  • Energizing Insular Communities ProgramThe Office of Insular Affairs is requesting proposals for its Energizing Insular Communities Program, which provides funding for energy projects and strategies that reduce the cost of electricity to the territories and Freely Associated States. The focus of the 2019 EIC funding program is to implement priority actions identified in each jurisdiction's strategic energy plan and/or energy action plan. Applications are due July 31, 2019. For more information, click here.
  • Conservation Innovation GrantsThe purpose of CIG is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies in conjunction with agricultural production. CIG generally funds pilot projects, field demonstrations, and on-farm conservation research. Applications are due July 30, 2019. For more information, click here.
  • Water Marketing Strategy GrantsWaterSMART Grants support collaborative planning efforts to develop water markets that will proactively address water supply reliability and increase water management flexibility. Water markets between willing buyers and sellers can be used to help water users meet demands efficiently in times of shortage, thereby helping to prevent water conflicts. Applications are due July 31, 2019. For more information, click here.
  • Noxious and Invasive Plant ManagementOne of the Bureau of Land Management's highest priorities is to promote ecosystem health and one of the greatest obstacles to achieving this goal is the rapid expansion of weeds across public lands. BLM Invasive and Noxious Plant Management Programs work to prevent, detect, inventory, control and monitor weed populations on public lands. Applications are due August 31, 2019. For more information, click here.
  • State Wildlife GrantsThe State Wildlife Grant Program provides grant funds to help implement programs for the benefit of wildlife and their habitats, including species that are not hunted or fished. Eligible activities include planning and conservation implementation. Applications are due July 12, 2019. For more information, click here.
  • National Coastal Resilience Fund – The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is accepting proposals for the 2019 National Coastal Resilience Fund. Grant funds will be used to create, expand, and restore natural systems in areas that will increase protection for communities from coastal storms, sea-level changes, inundation, and coastal erosion and improve valuable habitats for fish and wildlife species. Pre-proposals are due on May 20, 2019, and full proposals will be due on July 22, 2019. More information can be found by clicking here.
  • Enhanced Hunter Education and Safety Program – The Hunter Education Program provides grant funds to fish and wildlife agencies for projects to enhance programs for hunter education, hunter development, and firearm and archery safety, or for wildlife restoration projects. Funds may also be used for the development and operations of archery and shooting range facilities. Closing date for applications is August 31, 2019. For more information, click here.
  • Sport Fish Restoration Grant – The Sport Fish Restoration Grant Program provides funding to restore, conserve, manage, or enhance sport fish populations and the public use and benefits from these resources; to educate the public about aquatic resources; and to provide boating access to public waters. Closing date for applications is August 31, 2020. For more information, click here.
  • Coastal ProgramThe Coastal Program is a voluntary, community-based program that provides technical and financial assistance through cooperative agreements to coastal communities, conservation partners, and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands. Deadline is September 30, 2019. For more information, click here.
  • Partners for Fish and WildlifeThe Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program is a voluntary, incentive-based program that provides direct technical assistance and financial assistance in the form of cooperative and grant agreements to private landowners to restore and conserve fish and wildlife habitat for the benefit of federal trust resources. Deadline is September 30, 2019. For more information, click here.
  • Firearm and Bow Hunter Education and SafetyThe Hunter Education Program provides grant funds to state fish and wildlife agencies for projects to provide instruction in firearm operations and safety, wildlife management, nature conservation, ethics, game laws, outdoor survival and wilderness first aid. Deadline is August 30, 2019. For more information, click here.

Jobs:

  • Airway Transportation Systems Specialist – The Federal Aviation Administration is accepting applications for an Airway Transportation Systems Specialist in Saipan. The incumbent will performs a variety of functions directly related to the operation of the National Airspace System. Focus is on the availability and reliability of the services and products provided to users of the NAS. Closing date is July 8, 2019. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/536984300.
  • Social Security careers for veterans – The Social Security Administration is offering several career options for veterans in Saipan. Typical job opportunities within SSA include the following occupations: Human Resources: Human Resource Specialists and Assistants; Information Technology and Computer Assistants; Legal: Legal Support, Legal Assistants, Paralegal Specialist, Paralegal Analysts, Paralegal Specialists or Attorney; Public Contact: Claims Specialists, Customer Service Representatives, Benefit Authorizers. Closing date is September 30, 2019. For more information, click here.
  • Veterinary Medical Officer – The Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for a Veterinary Medical Officer in Saipan. Responsibilities include enforcing federal meat and poultry inspection procedures prior to slaughter and throughout an entire establishment, including humane handling, ante-mortem inspection, post-mortem inspection, processing operations, veterinary dispositions, and transportation and distribution of meat, poultry, and egg products to markets and retail stores. Position is open until August 16, 2019. For more information, click here.

Public Comment:

  • STEM teaching award survey - The National Science Foundation seeks comments on an information collection in the form of a survey for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The purpose of this survey is to seek feedback from the 120 State Coordinators the award program’s management within their state or jurisdiction. Deadline for comments is July 15, 2019. For more information, click here.
  • Nondiscrimination in health programs - Department of Health and Human Services proposes to revise its Section 1557 regulation in order to better comply with the mandates of Congress, address legal concerns, relieve billions of dollars in undue regulatory burdens, further substantive compliance, reduce confusion, and clarify the scope of Section 1557 in keeping with pre-existing civil rights statutes and regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability. Deadline for comments is August 13, 2019. For more information, click here.
  • GM vehicle defect notice – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants to inform the public that TK Holdings Inc. filed a defect information report, in which it determined that a defect existed in certain passenger-side air bag inflators that it manufactured, including passenger inflators that it supplied to General Motors, LLC (GM) for use in certain GMT900 vehicles. GM has petitioned the Agency for a decision that, because of differences in inflator design and vehicle integration, the equipment defect determined to exist by Takata is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety in the GMT900 vehicles, and that GM should therefore be relieved of its notification and remedy obligations. This notice serves to make the public aware of GM's pending request to the agency and the period for public comment. Deadline for comments is July 18, 2019. For more information, click here.
  • National Healthcare Safety Network - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seek comments on information collected for their National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) project. NHSN is a public health surveillance system that collects, analyzes, reports, and makes available data for monitoring, measuring, and responding to healthcare associated infections, antimicrobial use and resistance, blood transfusion safety events, and the extent to which healthcare facilities adhere to infection prevention practices and antimicrobial stewardship. Deadline for comments is August 5, 2019. For more information, click here.
  • Rape Prevention and Education program - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seeks comments on an information collection entitled, “Annual Reporting of the Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) Program: CE19-1902 Cooperative Agreement.” Information will be collected annually from RPE recipients and will provide crucial data for performance monitoring and program evaluation of the implementation of prevention strategies and approaches, outcomes, and budget of the cooperative agreement. Deadline for comments is August 5, 2019. For more information, click here.
  • Genetically-engineered organisms - The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is proposing to revise their regulations regarding the movement (importation, interstate movement, and environmental release) of certain genetically engineered organisms in response to advances in genetic engineering and our understanding of the plant pest risk posed by them, thereby reducing regulatory burden for developers of organisms that are unlikely to pose plant pest risks. Deadline for comments is August 5, 2019. For more information, click here.
  • Waiver and Extension of the Project Periods – The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services seeks comments on the Education Secretary proposing to waive the requirements in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations that generally prohibit project periods exceeding five years and project period extensions involving the obligation of additional Federal funds. Deadline for comments is July 8, 2019. For more information, click here.