OIA awards nearly $3M in grants to GovGuam

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OIA award letter

The Interior Department’s Office of Insular Affairs has awarded a series of grants to GovGuam totaling nearly $3-million dollars.

Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs Doug Domenech announced the award in a letter to the Governor Wednesday.

In his letter Domenech writes that his office has reviewed the scoring grant applications for OIA’s 2020 Technical Assistance Program and approved the following projects for GovGuam:

• $719,959.60 to the Guam State Clearinghouse for the Digital Archiving Project, as detailed in the proposal submitted on May 1, 2020;

• $499,991.50 to the Guam State Clearinghouse for the Public Library System Archival Center Assistance Program, as detailed in the proposal submitted on May 1, 2020;

• $366,989 to the Guam Memorial Hospital Authority for training and improvements to the Nursing Division and training for the Revenue Cycle Management Staff, as detailed in the proposal submitted on May 1, 2020;

• $310,000 to the Office of the Attorney General for the Forensic and Accounting Training Project, as detailed in the proposal submitted on April 8, 2020;

• $309,828 to the Department of Land Management for the enhancement of their technology infrastructure, as detailed in the proposal submitted on May 1, 2020;

• $300,500 to the Bureau of Statistic and Plans for the Customs and Import Operations Modernization, as detailed in the proposal submitted on May 1, 2020;

• $95,175 to the Department of Education Internal Audit Office for the training program, as detailed in the proposal submitted on May 31, 2020;

• $44,200 to the Department of Public Works for a new CCTV system, as detailed in the proposal submitted on May 31, 2020; and

• $14,000 to the Department of Public Works for the Inventory Barcode Program Software Project, as detailed in the proposal submitted on May 31, 2020.

OIA is also awarding TAP funding in the amount of $334,260 to the University of Guam for the Training Capacity Project for the Guam Cultural Repository.