Amata Welcomes $4 Million to American Samoa for LBJ and Government Operations

October 29, 2018
Press Release

Pago Pago – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming $4 million in federal funds to American Samoa for four essential operations: American Samoa Government, LBJ Tropical Medical Center, American Samoa Community College and the High Court of American Samoa.

“The Interior Department is releasing a combined $4 million in grants that will help fund essential operations in American Samoa, and I’m particularly pleased that health care and education funds are included in this announcement,” said Aumua Amata. “This is good news for our Territory, and ensures these programs continue to have this important federal support.”


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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 under the current continuing resolution passed by Congress.

The four grant amounts (estimated) are as follows: American Samoa Government operations, $2,166,840; LBJ Tropical Medical Center operations, $1,499,480; American Samoa Community College operations, $257,760; and High Court operations, $75,920.

“Congratulations to all those doing fine work at ASG, LBJ hospital, our Community College and High Court because grants like these recognize your daily efforts,” continued Congresswoman Amata. “Thank you to Secretary Ryan Zinke, Assistant Secretary Domenech and OIA’s Director Nikolao Pula for this federal support for these operations that we all depend on.”