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Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming another health grant for the second straight day — $745,000 for American Samoa Community Health Centers — this time from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and once again directly through the recent congressional appropriations in the CARES Act.
Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming a second health grant – this one $740,000 – to American Samoa from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) specifically to support our COVID-19 response.
Combined with the CDC’s previous $370,000 grant to American Samoa in late March this makes a total of $1.1 million to date directly for local coronavirus efforts.
Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is providing the following summary of the recent coronavirus relief from Congress and what these bills mean for American Samoa.
How the COVID-19 Federal Relief Packages Affect U.S. Territories
The United States Congress has passed three aid packages in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Luamua i Uosigitone – Aso Tofi, Ua tuuina mai e le Tamaitaikonekeresi ia Aumua Amata le nei otootoga e uiga i fesoasoani e tali atu ai i le coronavirus mai le Konekeresi ma tulaga e aofia ai Amerika Samoa.
O ITU E AOFIA AI TERITORI O LE IUNAITE SETETE I FESOASOANI TAU SELENI MO LE COVID-19 MAI LE MALO FETERALE
Laumua i Uosigitone—Aso Sa, Ua tuuina mai e le Tamaitaikonekeresi ia Aumua Amata se faapupulaga auiliili o se faamoemoe mo Amerika Samoa mai le Pili o le CARES:
“Talu ona pasia e le Maota o Sui a le Iunaite Setete le lona tolu o pili e faatatau i le Coronavirus i aso e lua ua mavae ma sainia e le Peresetene e avea ma tulafono, ua toatele lo outou mamalu o loo tuufesili- o le a nei la- o le a le tulaga o le a o’o ia a’u poo la’u pisinisi poo la’u galuega lea ua mou atu? O le nei se tala lata mai faapitoa i le faaiuga o le vaiaso ua ou tuuina atu i le vave e mafai ai auā faamatalaga e uiga i le nei mala o le coronavirus ma se tali atu a le malo Feterale i le taimi nei, ma faailoa mo lou silafia e tele fesoasoani eseese tau seleni nei ua ala atu mo Sitiseni ma Tagatanuu o le Iunaite Setete, o a latou pisinisi ma le malo faalotoifale o Amerika Samoa.
Washington, D.C.—Sunday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is releasing a more thorough description of what American Samoa can expect from the CARES Act:
Washington, D.C.—Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata debated on the House floor to urge support for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Following debate, the bill passed with bipartisan support. President Trump has said he will sign the historic economic security aid package, which contains $2 trillion in unemployment help and financial assistance for people, small businesses and the economy, as well as important health funding such as testing equipment.
Washington, D.C. — Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomes notice of an Office of Insular Affairs grant for COVID-19 testing equipment, and said the $2 trillion CARES Act contains expanded national funding for testing to make it widely available and speed up the distribution as part of $1.5 billion to CDC.
Washington, D.C.—Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is highlighting numerous areas of assistance in the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), S. 3548, including personal stimulus checks and unemployment funds, passed by the Senate early Thursday for consideration by the House yet this week.
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming a second health grant from recently passed Coronavirus response efforts, with more comprehensive assistance to come as Congress considers a $2 trillion economic and health care response package this week.
The U.S. Health and Human Services Department through HRSA is providing a Coronavirus response grant of $58,550 to the American Samoa Department of Health for coronavirus supplemental funding for health centers.