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:

  • Clean Diesel Funding Assistacne ProgramEPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality is soliciting applications nationwide for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions, particularly from fleets operating at or servicing goods movement facilities located in areas designated as having poor air quality. Closing date for applications is March 6, 2019. For more information, click 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.
  • NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Grant Program – The program provides matching grants of financial assistance through the Domestic Coral Reef Conservation Grant program to institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, and local and Indian tribal government agencies. Deadline is January 29, 2019. For more information, click here.
  • Brown Tree Snake Control – The Office of Insular Affairs Brown Tree Snake Control Program aims to prevent dispersal of the brown tree snake from Guam to other geographic areas and fund research in support of population suppression with the ultimate goal of eradication. Deadline is March 1, 2019. For more information, click here.
  • Technical Assistance ProgramThe Office of Insular Affairs Technical Assistance Program grants are intended for short-term, non-capital projects intended to meet the immediate needs of the insular areas in a range of funding priorities including projects that foster development in accountability, financial management, economic development, education, energy production, management control initiatives, disaster assistance, natural and cultural resources, capacity building, public safety/emergencies, health initiatives, and invasive species management. Deadline is March 1, 2019. For more information, click here.
  • Maintenance Assistance ProgramThe Office of Insular Affairs Maintenance Assistance Program is used to promote and develop insular institutions and capabilities that improve the operation and maintenance of island infrastructure. Deadline is March 1, 2019. For more information, click here.
  • Agricultural Opportunities for Military VeteransThe Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans Program provides grants to non-profits to increase the number of military veterans gaining knowledge and skills through comprehensive, hands-on and immersive model farm and ranch programs offered regionally that lead to successful careers in the food and agricultural sector. Closing date is January 10, 2019. For more information, click here.
  • Coastal and Marine Habitat RestorationThe objective of the NMFS Community-based Restoration Program Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration program is to support habitat restoration projects that use an ecosystem-based approach to foster species recovery and increase populations under NOAA’s jurisdiction. A mandatory pre-proposal is due on January 14, 2019. For more information, click here.
  • Chronic Disease and Risk Factors in the PacificThis program works to prevent and control tobacco use, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands. The competitive component is required of all applicants and will support the implementation and evaluation of a core set of evidence-based strategies designed to address tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure, diabetes prevention and management, and cardiovascular disease prevention and management. Closing date is January 11, 2019. 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.
  • Cooperative Watershed Management – The Cooperative Watershed Management Program contributes to the WaterSMART strategy by providing funding to watershed groups to encourage diverse stakeholders to form local solutions to address their water management needs. Deadline is January 30, 2019. For more information, click here.
  • Pre-Disaster MitigationThe Pre-Disaster Mitigation program makes available federal funds to implement and sustain cost-effective measures designed to reduce the risk to individuals and property from natural hazards, while also reducing reliance on federal funding from future disasters. Deadline for applications is January 31, 2019. For more information, click here.
  • Flood Mitigation AssistanceThe Flood Mitigation Assistance Program makes available Federal funds to governments to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program. Deadline for applications is January 31, 2019. For more information, click here.

Jobs:

  • 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:

  • Water Carrier Tariff Filing - The Surface Transportation Board seeks comments on a proposal for a new procedure for water carriers operating in the noncontiguous domestic trade to electronically publish, file, and keep tariffs available for public inspection. The Board proposes to update its water carrier tariff filing regulations to reflect current business practices. Deadline for comments is January 25, 2019. For more information, click here.
  • APS Practice Survey - The Administration for Community Living seeks comments on a proposed informational collection which will be in the form of an Inventory of Adult Protective Services Practices and Service Innovations, otherwise known as the APS Practice Survey. The APS Practice Survey will identify barriers to meeting policy mandates and practice innovations and model programs that address such barriers and community-identified need. Deadline for comments is February 25, 2019. For more information, click here.
  • Tinian Monarch - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announced 12-month findings on petitions to list 13 species as endangered or threatened species. After a thorough review of the best available scientific and commercial information, USFWS found that it was not warranted at this time to list the Tinian Monarch, native to the Marianas. USFWS does invite the public to submit any new species information that becomes available relevant to the status of any of the 13 species mentioned in the release at any time. To view the Federal Register release, click here.
  • Guam Danger Zone - The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers requests comments on a proposed revision to regulations to establish a danger zone in the U.S. Naval Base Guam Telecommunication Site. The Navy requested establishment of a danger zone extending over the Pacific Ocean adjacent to the Finegayan Small Arms Range. This danger zone is necessary to minimize potential conflicts between local populace activities and ongoing military training in the subject area. Deadline for comments is January 14, 2019. For more information, click here.
  • Regulation CC - The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection seek comments on amendments to Regulation CC, which implements the Expedited Funds Availability Act, and are also providing an additional opportunity for public comment on certain amendments to Regulation CC that the Board proposed in 2011. Deadline for comments is February 8, 2019. For more information, click here.
  • Violence Against Women Act – The Office of Violence Against Women requests comments on an information collection concerning the certification of Compliance with the Statutory Eligibility Requirements of the Violence Against Women Act as Amended. Deadline for comments is February 4, 2019. For more information, click here.
  • Prudential Standards for Large US Banks - The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is requesting comment on a proposed rule that would establish risk-based categories for determining prudential standards for large U.S. banking organizations, consistent with section 401 of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act. Deadline for comments is January 22, 2019. For more information, click here.
  • List of Migratory Birds Revision - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeks comments on a proposal to revise the List of Migratory Birds protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act by both adding and removing species. Among the species added to the list is the Mariana Kingfisher. Deadline for comments is January 28, 2019. For more information, click here.
  • Maternal and Child Health Jurisdictional Survey – The Health Resources and Services Administration seeks comments on an information collection related to the Maternal and Child Health Jurisdictional Survey that is to be administered in the U.S. territories. Data from the MCH Jurisdictional Survey will be used to measure progress on national performance and outcome measures under the Title V MCH Block Grant Program. Deadline for comments is January 15, 2019. For more information, click here.
  • Social Security Proposed Rule Changes – The Social Security Administration seeks comments on a few proposed rule changes. Among them:  to revise the rules to explain that the agency retains the right to determine how parties and witnesses will appear at a hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ) at the hearing level of our administrative review process, and we will set the time and place for the hearing accordingly; and  to revise our rules to explain the State agency or the Associate Commissioner for Disability Determinations, or his or her delegate, will determine how parties and witnesses will appear, and will set the time and place for a hearing, before a disability hearing officer (DHO) at the reconsideration level in continuing disability review (CDR) cases. Deadline for comments is January 14, 2019. For more information, click here.