Recommendation: To reduce the impact that frequently shifting insular area
priorities have on insular areas
' incentives to complete projects and efficiently use federal funds, the Secretary of the Interior should direct OIA to develop criteria that establish when project redirection requests should be approved and when they should be denied and update its financial assistance manual with these criteria to clarify OIA policy on redirection.
Samples of Ruditapes decussatus used in this study were obtained from nine mainland localities of western and eastern Mediterranean, and from two insular areas
(Kneiss Island and Kerkennah Island).
consist of American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.
Under the Trust Fund bill, 60 percent of the funds will be allocated directly to local communities, with the remainder to be granted to states, insular areas
and Indian tribes.
Census Bureau estimates population of insular areas
States and insular areas
reported needing 26,798 additional teachers to fill vacancies or to replace uncertified staff -- a figure equivalent to 9 percent of all special education teachers employed.
specifically defined carriers serving rural and insular areas
It helps preserve the natural beauty of the Islands, generates millions of dollars in tourism, and ensures tourists and locals have recreational opportunities that the Virgin Islands are known for around the world," said Assistant Secretary of Insular Areas
The HOME Investment Partnerships program provides grants to states, local governments, Indian tribes and insular areas
, through formula allocation, to expand the supply of affordable housing.
Secretary Zinke was staffed by Chief of Staff Scott Hommel, Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas
Doug Domenech, Director of the Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) Nik Pula, and OIA policy division staff Tanya Harris Joshua.
We have asked that the set-aside level be returned to $95 million; its initial level which covered Native Americans, insular areas
, and Section 107 special purpose grants.
Secretary Zinke and Acting Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas
Nikolao Pula applaud and support President Donald J.