Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Nena Transmitted to Fritz Grants Applications

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): September 30, 1997 - President Jacob Nena, on September 26, 1997, transmitted to Congress, pursuant to Public Law No. 6-22, FY 98 the following grant applications:

The Maternal and Child Health Block Grant application for Fiscal Year 1998 in the amount of $536,631; FY 98 State System Development Initiative for $100,000; the FY-98 Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment grant application for $512,529 and FY 98 Community Mental Health Services of unspecified amount.

Nena told Fritz that the applications are necessary for the continuation of on-going programs in the FSM for which funds received will be distributed among the FSM States and the National Government. The on-going programs contribute significantly to the health of people of the FSM, Nena stated, urging the Congress to approve the applications as submitted.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the FSM Department of Health Services, Nena concluded.

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FSM Office of the President
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