Amata Welcomes $1.375 Million to American Samoa

October 19, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed over $1.375 million in federal funds to American Samoa for LBJ Tropical Medical Center and other energy infrastructure.

“The Interior Department is releasing four different energy infrastructure grants to American Samoa, totaling $1,375,816,” said Aumua Amata. “Two of these are designated for LBJ hospital projects, another to the shipyard and another to American Samoa Power Authority.”


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Specifically, the grants, as notified in a letter signed by Assistant Secretary Doug Domenech, are directed through the Office of Insular Affairs’ (OIA) Energizing Insular Communities (EIC) program.

The four projects include installing AC Water Chillers at LBJ, $222,284; removing old equipment and installing new genset (modern energy equipment), also at LBJ, $103,532; providing for generator, batteries and training at Ronald Reagan Shipyard Authority, $150,000; and interconnection/distribution line and storage, American Samoa Power Authority, $900,000.

“Congratulations to these three departments of American Samoa Government, and thank you to everyone involved and the professionals who will install this new energy equipment and material,” continued Congresswoman Amata. “Thank you as always to Secretary Ryan Zinke, Assistant Secretary Domenech and OIA’s Director Nikolao Pula for their ongoing friendship and support for our islands.”