WASHINGTON—The U.S. is providing Greenland with a offer of growth assist as component of a tactic to counter Russian and Chinese affect in the Arctic, focusing on vitality, education and tourism, officials mentioned Thursday.

A senior Condition Department official mentioned the $12.one million assist offer to the autonomous Danish territory was component of a U.S. response to the demanding geopolitics in the Arctic. Denmark accredited the opening of a U.S. consulate in the Greenland cash of Nuuk in December.