Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs Announces TAP, MAP, and Coral Reef and Natural Resources grant application deadlines open until April 1

by Feb 2, 2022Federal Government0 comments

The United States Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs announced that the fiscal year 2022 discretionary grant application deadline for the Technical Assistance Program (TAP), the Maintenance Assistance Program (MAP), and the Coral Reef and Natural Resources (CRNR) Initiative remain open for applications until April 1, 2022.

“Interior encourages applications from the Insular Areas to address critical issues and needs,” said Keone Nakoa, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs. “We are especially interested in applications that address several of the Biden-Harris Administration’s highest priorities related to climate change, energy production, natural resources, and health care.”

As first announced in the Fall of 2021, applications for the FY 2022 TAP, MAP, and CRNR grant funding may be submitted by insular government entities, educational institutions, or nonprofit organizations whose grant proposals are in accordance with 2 CFR 200 and will directly benefit the US territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the US Virgin Islands or the freely associated states: the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.

Fiscal year 2022 funding for the Brown Tree Snake Control program has also been made available to OIA by Congress and will be divided among several governments and federal partners to include Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Hawai’i, the US Department of Agriculture, and the US Department of the Interior to continue efforts to mitigate and eradicate the Brown Tree Snake.

Applications are available online under CFDA# 15.875. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2022, however, it is highly recommended that applications be submitted as early as possible. Applications will be reviewed beginning May 2022 once OIA receives full-year appropriations.