Interior Announces $247,405 in Funding Support for Power Utilities and Lineman Training in the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands

Office of the Assistant Secretary Insular and International Affairs WASHINGTON (May 18, 2018) – Doug Domenech, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular and International Affairs has announced $230,000 to support the 2018 Pacific Lineman Training program for linesmen from American Samoa, Guam, Ebeye, Majuro, Palau, Pohnpei, and Yap.  An additional $17,405 will support participation ...
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U.S. State Department Announces 2018 Young Pacific Leaders Grant Recipients

WASHINGTON – Twelve winners have been announced for the  U. S. Department of State’s 2018 Young Pacific Leaders (YPL) Small Grants Program . The selected teams, representing 11 different Pacific countries, will receive up to $13,750 in grant-funding to implement projects in the region related to the program’s core themes of education, environment and resource management, civic leadership, and economic and social development. In addition to funding, YPL grantees attended a ...
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Important notice: U.S. Citizens

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35 for U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form, including first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. Accordingly, the total passport fee for such applicants will increase by ...
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Deputy Mission Director to the Pacific Islands Clay Epperson Visit to Majuro

U.S. Government Official Visits Projects Advancing Environmental Resilience in Marshall Islands January 25-26, Majuro — United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Deputy Mission Director to the Pacific Islands Clay Epperson completed a two-day visit to the Republic of Marshall Islands, meeting with key partners and touring project sites where USAID is helping the country ...
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Notice of Funding Opportunity: 2018 U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation Large Grants Competition

Ambassador Karen B. Stewart is pleased to announce The Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Grant (AFCP) for 2018.  This is an annual competition which supports projects in the categories of Cultural sites; Objects and collections of objects from a museum, site, archive, or similar institution; and forms of cultural expression. Grants may range between US$ $200,000 to $979,000 with an ...
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United States Committed to Advancing Gender Equality in the Pacific Islands

U.S. Embassy Suva Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Goldman represented the United States at the 6th Meeting of Pacific Ministers for Women, where he highlighted U.S. support for gender equality in the Pacific and recognized the Pacific Community (SPC) for its ongoing gender work in the region.  The United States applauds the commitment that the ...
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Fish 2.0 to Hold Workshop for Pacific Islands Seafood Businesses—Apply Now

Three-day program in Fiji provides business-building advice, help in applying for global competition; workshop applications due October 5   CARMEL, CA, September 26, 2016—Fish 2.0 will hold a free three-day business development workshop for Pacific Islands seafood businesses in Suva, Fiji, November 8–10, 2016. Participants will receive expert advice on communicating about their business, training ...
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ASVAB Enlistment test

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the Honolulu MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Station) testing section will be offering the ASVAB Enlistment test in Majuro on January 24, 25 and 27, 2017 at the International Convention Center (ICC). Pre-registration starts at noon and the ASVAB begins at 1 pm. For more information, please contact the US ...
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U.S. Government Awards Grants to Help Marshall Islands Adapt to Climate Change

Majuro, the Marshall Island –The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Pacific American Climate Fund (PACAM) has awarded grants to the Namdrik Atoll Development Association (NADA) and Aquaculture Technologies of the Marshall Islands (ATMI) to help island communities adapt to the negative impacts of climate change and improve their livelihoods. The USAID grant to Namdrik ...
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JEMFAC held in San Fransisco April 14, 2015

The United States hosted the mid-year Joint Economic Management and Fiscal Accountability Committee meeting in San Francisco on April 17. The meeting focused on education, health and infrastructure projects, in particular reviewing priorities identified by Foreign Minister deBrum and Assistant Secretary of the Interior Esther Kia’aina during her recent trip to the Marshalls. Specific resolutions ...
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USDA Extends Agriculture Microloan Program to Pacific Island Nation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today entered into an agreement with the Republic of Marshall Islands to extend the popular USDA microloan program to farmers and ranchers of this island nation. “Access to low-interest microloans will offer producers of Majuro new opportunities to grow their businesses to meet their family’s financial needs, increase local ...
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OpenStreetMap Presentation to Cover How to Contribute to Marshall Islands Web Map

Nobody knows an area better than the locals. That’s the idea behind OpenStreetMap, a crowd-sourced web map built through the contributions of users much like Wikipedia. And in far-flung places like the Marshall Islands, where the big internet company web maps are often incomplete, OpenStreetMap offers a chance for citizens to collaboratively develop quality maps ...
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International Day for Tolerance

On November 16th the world community will observe the 19th International Day for Tolerance.  While we are reminded of the security and human rights implications of intolerance (which often takes the form of stigma and discrimination), this day also provides an opportunity to highlight the vital contribution of tolerance and acceptance to achieving important public ...
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Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation

Ambassador Thomas Armbruster is pleased to announce The Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Grant (AFCP) for 2015.  This is an annual competition which supports projects in the categories of Cultural sites;Objects and collections of objects from a museum, site, archive, or similar institution; and forms of cultural expression. Grants may range between US $10,000 – ...
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Tuna Treaty Negotiations

The United States and the Pacific island states are committed to ensuring the health of Pacific tuna stocks. U.S. and Pacific island party negotiators agreed on an arrangement to extend the Tuna Treaty through 2015 at negotiations held October 2-4 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Under the arrangement, the U.S. fleet will have access to 8,300 fishing ...
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Trio Chicago and Friends will be visiting the Marshall Islands for the United States of America Independence Day Celebrations

U.S. Embassy Majuro is pleased to announce the visit in Majuro of the music ensemble Trio Chicago & Friends for the 2014 U.S. Independence Day Celebrations. Trio Chicago & Friends is an American music ensemble praised for its annual tours to remote parts of the globe as cultural ambassadors. The group has been consistently recognized ...
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2014 Interior Department Scholarships Awarded to Outstanding High School Students to Study this Summer in the States

The U.S. Department of the Interior and The Junior Statesmen Foundation proudly announce the winners of scholarships to the 2014 Junior Statesmen Summer School. The scholarships, funded by the Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs, cover all tuition costs and round trip transportation to the JSA Summer Schools in the USA, and the ...
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Project Selection Notice: USDA Rural Development has approved a grant of $1,000,000

May 12, 2014 Program: High Energy Cost Grant     State: Marshall Islands County: n/a Government Representative: President Christopher Loeak     Recipient: Marshalls Energy Company, Inc.     Recipient Contact: David Paul, General Manager Mailing Address: 1440 Lagoon Drive, Majuro, MH 96960 Telephone: Email Address: (692) 625-3397 Project Description: Rural Development grant funds will ...
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USDA Announces Funding to Help Reduce Energy Costs in Rural Areas

USDA Deputy Under Secretary Doug O’Brien today awarded grants to help reduce energy costs for residents in remote rural areas where the expense of producing electricity is extremely high. The funds are being provided through USDA’s High Energy Cost Grant program. “These grants will help residents and business owners finance energy efficiency and power generation ...
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The U.S. Embassy today turned over two security wands to the Police Commissioner

The U.S. Embassy today turned over two security wands to the Police Commissioner to detect contraband including drugs, weapons, and explosives.  This security assistance comes from the U.S. Army Garrison Kwajalein Atoll (USAGKA) and follows small arms training from USAGKA earlier this year.  The U.S. and the Marshall Islands are partners in regional security and ...
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