Guam, CNMI, Hawaii get $3.8M in federal funds for brown tree snake control program
By Pacific Island Times News Staff
The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs today announced the award of a $3.8 million grant to Guam, the CNMi and Hawaii for brown tree snake control program.
“The brown tree snake remains a challenge to Guam and we appreciate the funding support that Congress continues to provide,” said Carmen G. Cantor, assistant secretary for Insular and International Affairs.
“Mitigating the threat that the Brown Tree Snake continues to pose for Guam’s ecological and economic systems remains a priority as well as preventing the spread to the CNMI, Hawai’i, and the Micronesia region," she added.
The grant came from fiscal 2022 funding as administered through the Technical Assistance Program.
DOI said the funding provided for the brown tree snake control program was divided among Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Hawai’i, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Department of the Interior.