Guam - The U.S. Department of the Interior's Office of Insular Affairs awarded the Office of Public Accountability a grant worth $76,000. The funds will go towards auditor and investigator staff training to enhance the OPA's ability to produce quality and timely audit and investigative reports.

Assistant secretary for insular areas Tony Babauta states, "Funding for this program strengthens the relationship between the local and federal government elevating accountability standards and investigator capabilities." He adds, "Training programs of this caliber develop our institutional capacity and ensure a more effective and efficient administration of public funds."

DOI's Office of the Inspector General will administer the training.