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:

  • Brown Treesnake Program 2022- Grant funding from this program is for interdiction programs to prevent the spread of BTS to other islands, outreach programs to educate the public on BTS, as well as other projects for interdiction and early detection and rapid response. Clolsing date for applications in April 1, 2022. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=337242.
  • 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.
  • Coral Reef and Natural Resources Program- The U.S. Department of the Interior's Office is now accepting applications for the FY2022 funding under the Coral Reef and Natural Resources (CRNR) Initiative. The CRNR Initiative provides grant funding for management and protection of coral reefs and to combat invasive species in the U.S. insular areas. Closing date for applications is April 1, 2022. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=336758.
  • Maintenance Assistance Program Grant-  The U.S. Department of the Interior's Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) has announced that applications for FY2022 funding under the Maintenance Assistance Program (MAP) are now being accepted. Maintenance Aassistance Program funding is available for projects intended to develop insular institutions that improve the operation and maintenance of infrastructure in the island areas. Closing date for applications is April 01, 2022. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=336528.
  • FEMA 2021 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program- The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and non-affiliated emergency medical service organizations. The AFG Program provides financial assistance directly to eligible fire departments, nonaffiliated emergency medical service (EMS) organizations, and State Fire Training Academies (SFTAs) for critical training and equipment. Closing date for applications is January 21, 2021 (extended date). For more information, go to https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/firefighters/assistance-grants.
  • Coral Reef Conservation Domestic Capacity-Building – Domestic Capacity-Building Partnerships provide funding to non-profits and NGOs, institutions of higher education, and for-profits with specialized experience in building capacity for local coral reef management agencies by supporting the ongoing coral reef conservation efforts of state and territorial partners. Closing Date for applications is February 11, 2022. For more information go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=336225.
  • OIA Technical Assistance Program 2022 – TAP grants are intended for short-term, non-capital projects and are not meant to supplant local funding of routine operating expenses of an insular area government. TAP priorities include projects which foster development of the insular areas in the following areas: 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. TAP grants are available for any of the four U.S. territories and the three freely associated states. Closing Date for Applications is April 1, 2022. For more information go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=336137.
  • Indigeneous Communities Program (EDA-ARPA)  This program is designed to support the needs of Tribal Governments and Indigenous communities. EDA will support these important partners to develop and execute economic development projects that they need to recover from the pandemic and build economies for the future. Deadline to apply is September 30, 2022. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334764.
  • 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.

Jobs:

  • APAICS Congressional Fellowship - This fellowship is designed for young Asian-American Pacific Islander professionals looking to increase their experience in public policy and service. The full-time paid, nine-month program places fellows in congressional offices to gain policy experience as part of the legislative team. The program provides fellows with opportunities to build their leadership skills, encourages political engagement, and fosters interest in a public service career. Deadline for applications is February 5, 2022. For more information, click here.

Public Comment:

  • Election survey - The U.S. Election Assistance Commission seeks comments on data collection via the 2022 Election Administration and Voting Survey. The 2022 EAVS asks election officials questions concerning voting and election administration, including the following topics: Voter registration; overseas and military voting; voting by mail; early in-person voting; polling operations; provisional voting; voter participation; election technology; election policy; and other related issues. Deadline for comments is January 28, 2022. For more information, click here.
  • VAWA data extension - The Office on Violence Against Women seeks comments on an extension of information being collected regarding Certification of Compliance with the Statutory Eligibility Requirements of the Violence Against Women Act. Deadline for comments is January 31, 2022. For more information, click here.
  • ‘23 Farm to School Census data - The Food and Nutrition Service seeks comments on a revision of information being collected regarding the 2023 Farm to School Census. Deadline for comments is January 31, 2022. For more information, click here.
  • NMI ground water public hearing - The Environmental Protection Agency seeks comments regarding the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and the federal Ground Water Rule (GWR). The EPA approved a recent revision to CNMI's approved primacy program regarding the GWR. However, this determination on CNMI's request for approval of a program revision shall take effect in accordance with the section of this notice after the opportunity to request a public hearing. Deadline for to request a public hearing is February 02, 2022. For more information, click here.
  • Renewable Fuel Standard proposed changes - The Environmental Protection Agency seeks comments on a proposal to modify the 2021 and 2022 statutory volume targets for cellulosic biofuel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel, as well as to establish the 2022 volume target for biomass-based diesel. Deadline for comments is February 4, 2022. For more information, click here.
  • Broadband internet funds - The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) seeks comments on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021, which includes a historic investment of $65 billion to help close the digital divide and ensure that all Americans have access to reliable, affordable, high-speed broadband. The NTIA is responsible for distributing more than $48 billion in broadband funding through several different programs. NTIA welcomes input from all interested parties. Deadline for comments is February 04, 2022. For more information, click here.
  • FinCEN report filing proposal - The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) seeks comments on proposed regulations to require certain entities to file reports with FinCEN that identify two categories of individuals: The beneficial owners of the entity; and individuals who have filed an application with specified governmental authorities to form the entity or register it to do business. Requiring entities to submit beneficial ownership and company applicant information to FinCEN is intended to help prevent and combat money laundering, terrorist financing, tax fraud, and other illicit activity. Deadline for comments is February 7, 2022. For more information, click here.
  • Nat’l Infra. Project Asst. Program - The Department of Transportation seeks comments regarding applicants submitting a proposal for discretionary grant funding, under the National Infrastructure Project Assistance Program, established by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021. Deadline for comments is February 10, 2022. For more information, click here.
  • F2F HIC Survey data - The Health Resources and Services Administration seeks comments on information being collected regarding Family-to-Family Health Information Center Feedback Surveys. Deadline for comments is February 14, 2022. For more information, click here.
  • Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund - The U.S. Department of the Treasury seeks comments on an extension of an ongoing data collection regarding the Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund. The Fund is to carry out critical capital projects directly enabling work, education, and health monitoring, including remote options, in response to the public health emergency with respect to the COVID 19. Deadline for comments is February 28, 2022. For more information, click here.
  • Marriage, divorce stats - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seeks comments on data being collected for the Annual Vital Statistics Occurrence Report Form.  The Form collects final annual counts of marriages and divorces by month for the United States and for each State and territory. Deadline for comments is March 08, 2022. For more information, click here.
  • Temporary waiver requests - The Appraisal Subcommittee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council seek comments on a proposed amendment to existing rules of practice and procedure governing temporary waiver proceedings, which were promulgated in 1992 pursuant to Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989. The proposed amendments are intended to provide for greater transparency and clarity on temporary waiver proceedings. Deadline for comments is March 14, 2022. For more information, click here.