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July 20, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed an education grant for American Samoa of over $4 million for Head Start. This federal funding is through the U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HHS) — the second HHS Head Start grant since late June.

Specifically, this discretionary grant to the American Samoa Department of Education is for $4,061,430 as designated to Head Start, the early childhood education program. Last month, Congresswoman Amata also welcomed a similar Head Start grant of $1,170,572.

June 26, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed an education grant for Head Start of over $1.17 million through the U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HHS).

Specifically, the discretionary grant to the American Samoa Department of Education is for Head Start projects, an early childhood education program, at an amount of $1,170,572. As a national program, Head Start has been working with children for 55 years.

June 15, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is the original cosponsor on a bill introduced in May with Rep. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan of CNMI to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educational opportunities in American Samoa and the Northern Marianas.

May 8, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata Amata is delighted to congratulate a student, Serenalia Iona, upon acceptance to one of the nation’s prestigious service academies. Congresswoman Amata was notified that Serenalia Iona has been offered an appointment by the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado, pending final medical review.

May 8, 2020 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Serenalia Iona upon acceptance to USAFA with her mother Fili Iona with her special thanks also to Elielia GalemoaLaumua i Uosigitone – Aso Faraile, Na moei’ula le Tamaitaikonekeresi ia Aumua Amata e faamalo i se tagata aoga, o Serenalia Iona, ua talia mai se tasi o aoga taualoa e a’otau ai mo vaega au a le malo. Na faailoaina atu i le Tamaitaikonekeresi ia Amata o Serenalia Iona ua tuuina atu ai le avanoa e le Aoga a le Ea Fosi a le Iunaite Setete i Colorado, a o faatali le faaiuga o le iloiloga o tulaga o le soifuamaloloina.

 

May 7, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming $45.6 million in CARES Act federal funds supporting education in American Samoa through the Education Stabilization Fund.

March 5, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata expressed support for the programs that American Samoa Community College (ASCC) relies on for grant funding. This week, ASCC Director of Agriculture, Community and National Resources Division Aufa’i Apulu Ropeti Areta was in Washington, visited the American Samoa congressional office, and met with Legislative Director Richard Stanton to discuss ASCC grant funding requests for agriculture research, food safety, environmental protection and education programs.

 

January 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is delighted to announce the nominations of 10 excellent students for consideration by the service academies.

Each year, these select nominations are based on the high quality of the students’ combined academic records, essays, along with letters of recommendation from their teachers, church leaders and local community leaders, plus the required verification that they have already applied separately to the academy or academies of their choice.

August 5, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is pleased to welcome a federal grant of approximately $4 million for the American Samoa Department of Education. This grant is through the Office of Head Start, a program within the Administration for Children and Families, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The discretionary social services grant, specifically $3,976,493, funds the Head Start efforts in American Samoa.

July 2, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is pleased to announce that the winning piece of the Malofie Art Competition, Katie Godinet’s Ava Ceremony, is now displayed in the United States Capitol. Katie’s painting will be displayed for one year, until next year’s art winner is chosen.