The International Economic Development Council’s thoughts are with the people of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) as Typhoon Hagibis continues its path through the West Pacific. On Tuesday, October 7, President Trump approved an emergency declaration for Rota, Saipan, Tinian, and the Northern Islands. Typhoon warnings are in effect for the area, which is still in the process of recovering from the impacts of last year's Super Typhoon Yutu.
Economic recovery support for the CNMI continues to be available through IEDC's Economic Recovery Volunteer Program (PDF), which is funded through generous grants from the U.S. Economic Development Administration. Individually and in teams, IEDC's volunteers can provide technical assistance in many different project areas, such as strategic planning, identifying economic development priorities after disasters, business retention and expansion, downtown revitalization, capacity building assistance, and more.
If you are interested in receiving assistance or learning more about recovery resources available for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, please contact Delaney Luna, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-942-9474.
Contacts for additional regions include:
Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, or South Carolina: Dana Crater, email@example.com, 910-833-7020
Hawai'i, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennessee: Delaney Luna, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-942-9474
Puerto Rico or U.S. Virgin Islands: Zytha Kock, email@example.com, 202-942-9466
Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, or Oklahoma: Todd Lang, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-942-9488