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

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

(Last updated - 10/20/2017)

Scholarships:

Grants:

  • Farm to School Grant – The Farm to School grant offers $5million in funding to eligible entities to help connect students to the sources of their food through education, taste tests, school gardens, field trips, and local food sourcing for school meals. Current closing date is December 8, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=297858.
  • High Energy Cost Grant – The High Energy Cost grant assists energy providers in lowering energy costs for families and individuals. Funds may be used to finance the acquisition, construction or improvement of facilities serving eligible communities. Current closing date is December 11, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/high-energy-cost-grants.
  • Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections The SCHC program helps cultural institutions meet the complex challenge of preserving large and diverse holdings of humanities materials for future generations by supporting sustainable conservation measures that mitigate deterioration, prolong the useful life of collections, and support institutional resilience. Closing date is December 05, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=297837.
  • Nurse Faculty Loan Program – The purpose of this one-year funding opportunity is to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty by providing funding to accredited schools of nursing to offer loans to students in advanced education nursing degree programs who are committed to become nurse faculty. Closing date is November 28, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=297699.
  • Marine Debris Prevention – The NOAA Marine Debris Program provides funding to prevent the introduction of marine debris into the marine and coastal environment. Closing date is December 16, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=296756.
  • Species Recovery Grant – The Species Recovery Grants to States Program, can be used to support conservation activities for any endangered or threatened species, as well as monitoring of candidate species, recently delisted species and species proposed for listing under the Endangered Species Act. Closing date is November 1, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=296142.
  • Flood Mitigation Assistance – The Flood Mitigation Assistance grant program provides funds on an annual basis for measures to reduce or eliminate risk of flood damage to buildings insured under the National Flood Insurance Program. Closing date is November 14, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=295313.
  • Pre-Disaster Mitigation – The Pre-Disaster Mitigation grant program provides funds on an annual basis for hazard mitigation planning and the implementation of mitigation projects prior to a disaster. The goal of the PDM grant program is to reduce overall risk to the population and structures, while at the same time reducing reliance on federal funding from actual disaster declarations. Closing date is November 14, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=295314.

Jobs:

  • Immigration Services Assistant – The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is accepting applications for an Immigration Services Assistant in Guam. Incumbent will pre-screen applications; perform analyses on files, reports, and information systems and databases; and produce highly sensitive and secure documents. Position is open until October 25, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/480507400.
  • Supply Systems Analyst – The Defense Logistics Agency is accepting applications for a Supply Systems Analyst in Guam. Responsibilities include ensuring appropriate IT applications and procedures are followed, performing as the secondary Power Track operator, and providing technical support. Position is open until October 26, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/482263600.
  • Materials Handler – The Defense Commissary Agency is accepting applications for a Materials Handler in Guam. Incumbent will receive incoming property, prepare shipping and inventory documents, and operate forklifts and pallet jacks. Position is open until October 30, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/482236000.
  • Child and Youth Program Operations Clerk – The Department of the Navy has an opening for a Child and Youth Program Operations Clerk in Guam. The purpose of this position is to serve as a contact point for information and perform clearical and administrative tasks in support of the CYO, which includes Child Development Centers, Child Development Homes, School Age Care programs, Youth programs, Resource and Referral Program, and the US Department of Agriculture Food program. Position is open until October 26, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/481694300.

Public Comment:

  • Endangered Species Act (Mariana crow) –The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invites the public to comment on an application for a permit to conduct activities intended to enhance the propagation or survival of endangered species. Renee Robinette Ha of the University of Washington – Seattle will survey, monitor and research the Mariana crow (aga) in Rota, which will involve collection of ectoparasites and passive recording of nesting birds using audio recording units. For more information, view the Federal Register posting at https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/10/18/2017-22566/us-endangered-species-receipt-of-recovery-permit-application.
  • Sea Turtle Annual Determination – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Department of Commerce invite the public to comment on the Annual Determination (A.D.) for 2018. The A.D. identifies U.S. fisheries operating in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and the Gulf of Mexico that will be required to take observers upon the National Marine Fisheries Services’ request. The purpose of observing the fisheries, in this case, will be to learn about sea turtle interactions in a given fishery, evaluate measures to prevent or reduce sea turtle takes and to implement the prohibition against sea turtle takes. Comments must be submitted by November 20, 2017. To view the 2018 A.D., click here. For more information, click here to view the Federal Register posting.
  • National 911 Profile Database – The Department of Transportation invites public comment on their intention to request the Office of Management and Budget approval to renew information collection by the National 911 Profile Database. The National 911 Program is proposing to continue to collect and aggregate information from state-level reporting entities that can be used to measure the progress of 911 authorities across the country in updating their operations and migrating to digital, Internet-Protocol-based emergency networks. Comments must be submitted by December 19, 2017. For more information, click here to view the Federal Register posting.