Resources for Pacific Islanders


More information regarding federal grants and resources is available here.

Many federal grants are available to the Pacific Islands and their communities. In addition to the Grants & Resources page, the information below is provided to help those seeking grants.

Small Business Fact Sheets

The U.S. Small Business Administration has released research on small businesses profiles for U.S. territories.

Federal Grant Writing Training Tools 

On September 2014 and January 2015, WHIAAPI hosted workshops in Hawaii and Guam and developed resources for participants.

Key Agencies

Department of Health and Human Services

The Office of Minority Health Resource Center provides information resources on health issues specific to minority populations, including African Americans, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Hispanics, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.

Department of the Interior

The Office of Insular Affairs administers and oversees U.S. federal assistance provided to Compacts of Free Association nations, including the Freely Associated States of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau. Please click here for more information on Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander resources.

Citizenship and Immigration Services

USCIS has released a Fact Sheet on the Status of Citizens of the Republic of Palau and a Fact Sheet on the Status of Citizens of the Freely Associated States of the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The Fisheries Pacific Islands Regional Office manages grant programs on a range of marine and fishery management issues, such as conservation of protected species and preservation and restoration of marine habitat. Please click here to read more about the federal programs and grants.

Assistance to the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands

The resources below are available to track past financial assistance from the federal government to the Pacific Islands.

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