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

 

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

Jobs:

  • Case Adminstrator – The Case Administrator will review, process, and maintain records of court cases and assist in handling the progression of cases to final disposition. Other duties include cashiering, mail processing, customer service, scanning and copying documents, and organizing and shelving library materials. Additional duties will be assigned in Procurement or as Relief Courtroom Deputy. Open until filled, however, priority will be given to applicants who submit on or before November 21, 2022.. For more information, go to https://www.uscourts.gov/careers/current-job-openings/121889.
  • APAICS Congressional Fellowship. Deadline is January 27, 2023 For more information click here.
  • APAICS Congressional Internship. Deadline is Januay 27, 2023. For more information, click here.
  • White House Fellowship. Deadline is January 6, 2023. For more information, click here.

Grants:

  • Interior Technical Assistance Program Grants – The Technical Assistance Program provides funding to the U.S. Insular Areas and the Freely Associated States. Top priorities include climate change (including food and water security), energy production, natural and cultural resources, health initiatives and health IT systems, public safety/emergencies, and invasive species management. Closing date for applications is March 17, 2023. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=343882.
  • FEMA Public Assistance for Safe Opening and Operating of Schools – FEMA continues to provide funding to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments and eligible non-profit organizations to support the safe opening and operation of eligible schools. This includes funding for COVID-19 screening and temperature scanning, diagnostic testing, personal protective equipment (PPE), and cleaning and disinfection costs. For more information, go to https://www.fema.gov.
  • EDA CARES Act Recovery AssistanceEDA’s CARES Act Recovery Assistance is designed to provide a wide-range of financial assistance to communities and regions as they respond to and recover from the impacts of this  pandemic.The CARES Act provides EDA with $1.5 billion of which $1.467 billion is available for grant making. The remaining funds will be transferred to cover salaries and expenses and oversight activities. For more information, go to https://eda.gov/cares/.
  • EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance – The Economic Development Administration is soliciting applications to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and EAA programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities. There are no deadlines. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=321695.

Public Comment:

  • Prisoner population data – The Bureau of Justice Statistics seeks comments on data being collected for the National Prisoner Statistics program, specifically, Summary of Sentenced Population Movement, Prison Population Report—U.S. Territories. Deadline for comments is November 18, 2022. For more information, click here.
  • Tax form burden info The Internal Revenue Service seeks comments regarding the actual reporting burden associated with preparing and submitting the prescribed return forms, by individuals required to file Form 1040 and any of its' affiliated form. Deadline for comments is November 28, 2022. For more information, click here.
  • Toll and highway data - The Federal Highway Administration seeks comments on information related to State Infrastructure Banks, Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicles, and Toll Credits. The data includes activity, volume, and balances. The data is published annually on the Center for Innovative Finance's website. Information from this collection is used for the proper stewardship and oversight of each program, as well as compliance with each program's Federal statute. Deadline for comment is November 28, 2022. For more information, click here.
  • Chronic Disease Self-Management Questionnaire - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seeks comments on data collection for the Chronic Disease Self-Management Questionnaire. The questionnaire used for this study will assess Chronic Disease Self-Management participant health behaviors and overall health before and after a six-week workshop. Deadline for comment is December 2, 2022. For more information, click here.
  • Veterinary user fees - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service seeks comments on a proposal to amend the regulations concerning user fees that we charge for veterinary diagnostic services and for certain import-related and export-related services for live animals, animal products and byproducts, birds, germplasm, organisms, and vectors. We are proposing to remove the tables providing the individual fees from the regulations and post them on an Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service website instead. Deadline for comment is December 2, 2022. For more information, click here.
  • SBIC diversification - U.S. Small Business Administration seeks comments on a proposal revise the regulations for the Small Business Investment Company program to significantly reduce barriers to program participation for new SBIC fund managers and funds investing in underserved communities and geographies, capital intensive investments, and technologies critical to national security and economic development. Deadline for comment is December 19, 2022. For more information, click here.
  • Natural disaster procedures - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks comments on a proposal to revise its natural disaster procedures under this part of the Code of Federal Regulations. Revisions will incorporate advances in risk-informed decision-making approaches and disaster response lessons learned. Deadline for comment is January 17, 2023. For more information, click here.
  • COVID expenditure reports data - U.S. Department of the Treasury seeks comments on information being collected for the Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund. The current information collection is being used to solicit information related to quarterly project and expenditure reports and annual performance reports submitted by CPF recipients that are states, territories, or freely associated states. Deadline for comment is January 23, 2023. For more information, click here.