FSMIS (May 19, 2015): On May 18, 2015, FSM Vice President Yosiwo P. George transmitted to Congress three approving resolutions for endorsement in order to approve and accept the following grant awards:
-- A grant award in the amount of $60,000 from the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) to the FSM Office of Environment and Emergency Management (OEEM). The purpose of the grant is to enable continuous support for compliance with the Montreal Protocol on Substance that Deplete the Ozone;
-- A grant assistance in the amount of $25,000 from the UNEP to the FSM Office of Environment and Emergency Management. This assistance will assist an inventory for establishing a national Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) chemical usage baseline in the country and identify opportunities for introduction of alternative low-global warming chemicals;
-- A grant award from the United States National Park Service in the amount of $8,000 for the Pohnpei Historic Preservation Office. The amount will assist the Pohnpei HPO for the purposes of attending the annual Micronesian Endowment of Historic Preservation meeting in Guam.
The Nineteenth FSM Congress is currently holding its first regular session, starting on May 11th. A regular session may take up twenty days, unless lengthened or shortened by resolution.
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