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Grants to Eligible USA Territories Agencies, IHEs. Hospitals, and Utilities for Projects to Develop Insular Areas

Technical Assistance Program (TAP)

GrantWatch ID# 166090
Agency: Federal

Funding Source
U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) - Office of Insular Affairs (OIA)
CFDA Number: 15.875
Funding or PIN Number: OIA-TAP2023
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Virgin Islands (USA); [3] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/17/23 5:00 PM ET Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA territories government agencies, IHEs, hospitals, and utilities for short-term projects. Applicants are advised that required registrations must be completed prior to applying. Funding is intended for projects to meet the immediate needs of Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands; as well as the following Freely Associated States: Palau, The Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia.

The top priorities for this Administration include, but are not limited to: climate change (including food and water security), energy production, natural and cultural resources, health initiatives and health IT systems, public safety/emergencies, and invasive species management.

Other priorities for this Administration include, but are not limited to: accountability, financial management, economic development, education, management control initiatives, disaster planning, capacity building, and information technology.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible applicants are non-federal entities such as local government agencies (including local hospitals/health centers and utilities) and institutions of higher education in Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau; and any non-profit organizations whose mission directly benefits the seven insular areas in accordance with regulations contained in 2 CFR 200.

Per 2 CFR 200.444, OIA cannot provide funding to the Judicial or Legislative branches of local governments.

TAP grants are not intended to supplant local funding of routine operating expenses of an insular government or organization or to be used for construction projects. “Routine operating expenses” include the purchase of office supplies and equipment upgrades, such as new computers, that are not necessitated as part of a broader project, such as the installation of new financial management software. TAP grants are not intended to fund the salaries of local, existing, employees (see Section D. Application Restrictions) though they may be utilized to provide temporary short-term expertise if approved in the proposal budget.

TAP funding is not intended for purchase of standard or routine vehicles though specialized vehicles, such as ambulance or fire trucks, may be considered.

For details on excluded parties, see

Pre-Application Information
Closing Date for Applications: March 17, 2023. Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m., ET. It is highly recommended that applications be submitted as early as possible.

All funding decisions will be finalized by September 30, 2023.

Applicants are required to register in prior to submitting a Federal award application and obtain a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI).

An intergovernmental review may be required for applications submissions from a U.S. state or local government prior to submission. Applicants must contact their State’s Single Point of Contact (SPOC) to comply with the state’s process under Executive Order 12372.

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Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants
Expected Number of Awards: 50

Term of Contract
Agreement terms are typically from 18 months to 3 years.

Contact Information
Cover letters should be addressed to:
Carmen G. Cantor
Assistant Secretary Insular and International Affairs
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W.
Mailstop 3119
Washington, D.C. 20240

Contact: Tanya Joshua
(202) 355-3023

For programmatic technical assistance, contact:
Hailey McCoy
1849 C St, NW, Washington DC 20240

For program administration assistance, contact:
Charlene Leizear
1849 C St, NW, Washington DC 20240 Customer Support

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