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NMI awarded $2.4M in technical and maintenance assistance funding

(Office of the Governor) — On Tuesday, Director of the Office of Insular Affairs Nikolao Pula met with Gov. Ralph DLG Torres and other CNMI officials on Capital Hill to formally award over $2.4 million in Technical Assistance Program or TAP and Maintenance Assistance Program or MAP funding for the Commonwealth.

The $2,409,879 in TAP and MAP funding will be allocated for the following priority projects:

Standing from left, the governor’s consultant Matthew Deleon Guerrero, OIA CNMI Desk Officer Francisco I. Taitano, Commonwealth Healthcare Chief Financial Officer Derek Sasamoto, OIA Grants Management Specialist for the CNMI Krystina B. Alfano, CNMI Office of Grants Management Administrator Epiphanio E. Cabrera Jr., Senior Policy Advisor Glenna SP Reyes, CNMI Department of Public Works Director of Administrative Services Peter Camacho, Commonwealth Ports Authority Chairwoman Kimberlyn King-Hinds, Press Secretary Kevin Bautista, and OIA CNMI Field Representative Harry Blanco. Seated from left, Chief of Staff Angel A. Demapan, Gov. Ralph DLG Torres, Director of OIA Nikolao Pula, and Secretary of Finance David DLG Atalig.  Office of the Governor photoStanding from left, the governor’s consultant Matthew Deleon Guerrero, OIA CNMI Desk Officer Francisco I. Taitano, Commonwealth Healthcare Chief Financial Officer Derek Sasamoto, OIA Grants Management Specialist for the CNMI Krystina B. Alfano, CNMI Office of Grants Management Administrator Epiphanio E. Cabrera Jr., Senior Policy Advisor Glenna SP Reyes, CNMI Department of Public Works Director of Administrative Services Peter Camacho, Commonwealth Ports Authority Chairwoman Kimberlyn King-Hinds, Press Secretary Kevin Bautista, and OIA CNMI Field Representative Harry Blanco. Seated from left, Chief of Staff Angel A. Demapan, Gov. Ralph DLG Torres, Director of OIA Nikolao Pula, and Secretary of Finance David DLG Atalig. Office of the Governor photo

  • • $1,500,000 to the Office of the Governor for central government unmet needs resulting from impacts of Super Typhoon Yutu.
  • • $195,253 to the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation hospital critical care equipment upgrade and replacement.
  • • $184,996 to the Department of Finance and Office of Grants Management for fixed asset inventory and property management reconciliation.
  • • $30,000 to the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation for its proposal on achieving health equity through workforce development.
  • • $220,605 to the Municipality of Rota for the Rota Seaport Pedestal Crane Acquisition
  • • $279,025 to the Department of Public Works’ Division of Solid Waste for the acquisition of tire-shredding equipment.

“The CNMI has benefited greatly from the partnership we have had with Assistant Interior Secretary Doug Domenech, Director Nik Pula, and the Office of Insular Affairs over the last several years, and this award is just another product of our shared goal to improve the lives of the people of the Marianas. We are very thankful to OIA for the continued support of our community priorities and our ongoing recovery efforts,” Governor Torres said.