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:

  • 2021 Recreational Fisheries Competition The National Marine Fisheries Service is soliciting competitive applications for the FY 2021 Recreational and Non-Commercial Fisheries Competition for the Pacific Islands Region. This competition seeks to support recreational and non-commercial fishing projects in the Pacific Island Region that improve sustainable fishing opportunities, maintain stability of fish stocks, and protect cultural fishing traditions. Deadline to apply is February 8, 2021. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329646.
  • FY2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program - The purpose of the AFG Program is to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters that constitute the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency's focus on enhancing the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards. Application period opened from January, 25, 2021 to February 26, 2021. For more information, go to https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/firefighters/safety-awards/documents.
  • 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.
  • EDA Disaster Supplemental The Economic Development Administration Economic Adjustment Assistance program will help communities and regions devise and implement long-term economic recovery strategies through a variety projects to address economic challenges in areas where a declaration of a major disaster was issued, including Typhoons Yutu and Mangkhut. Inclusion of resilience principles in the project is a necessary step to improve the capacity of the region to recover more quickly from future disaster events. Applications are accepted on a continuing basis and processed as received. For more information go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=319126.

Public Comment:

  • Independent Living Services Report info - The Administration for Community Living seeks comments on information to be collected for the Independent Living Services Program Performance Report. Deadline for comments is February 16, 2021. For more information, click here.
  • 2022 Economic Census - The Bureau of the Census announces it will conduct a 2022 Economic Census and seeks comment on the Census’ content. Deadline for comments is February 12, 2021. For more information, click here.
  • Estimated cost of the assistance change - The Federal Emergency Management Agency seeks comments on a proposed rule to substantively revise the “Estimated cost of the assistance” disaster declaration factor that FEMA uses to review a Governor's request for a major disaster under the Public Assistance Program. FEMA proposes revisions to this factor to more accurately assess the disaster response capabilities of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories (States), and to respond to the direction of Congress in the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018, which requires FEMA to review its disaster declaration factors and update them via rulemaking, as appropriate. Deadline for comments is February 12, 2021. For more information, click here.
  • Overdose Data to Action program evaluation - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seeks comments on information to be collected for a project called “Evaluation of the Overdose Data to Action Technical Assistance Hub.” This proposed collection will be used to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness and impact of technical assistance provided to Overdose Data to Action program recipients funded to implement opioid surveillance. Deadline for comments is February 9, 2021. For more information, click here.
  • Social Services Block Grant Report info The Department of Health and Human Service seeks comments on information being collected for the Social Services Block Grant Post-Expenditure Report, Pre-Expenditure Report, and Intended Use Plan. There is a proposal to expand the information collection to include the collection of states' Intended Use Plans and retitle the information collection to clarify the role of the Pre-Expenditure Report. Deadline for comments is February 9, 2021. For more information, click here.
  • Coral Critical Habitats - National Marine Fisheries Service seeks comments on a proposed rule to designate critical habitat for five Caribbean corals listed under the Endangered Species Act within U.S. waters in Florida, Puerto Rico, U.S Virgin Islands, Flower Garden Banks and Navassa Island and seven ESA-listed Indo-Pacific corals within U.S. waters in Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), American Samoa, and the Pacific Remote Island Area Deadline for comments is January 26, 2021. For more information, click here.