Amata Welcomes Federal Resources for Children with Special Health Care Needs

August 29, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed nearly $100,000 in federal funds through the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Department for American Samoa’s Family Professional Partnership and Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) programs.

“This grant will ultimately benefit children and families with special health care needs,” said Aumua Amata. “I’m pleased to welcome health care assistance to American Samoa, an area where federal resources make a tremendous difference.”

Specifically, this discretionary HHS health services grant is for $96,750 to the American Samoa Government for the Territory’s medical programs committed to these special health care needs. It is disbursed through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

“A special thank you to Ruth Te’o for her efforts on this program, and everyone else involved,” stated the Congresswoman. “I would also like to thank HHS Secretary Alex Azar once again for supporting American Samoa, along with HRSA Administrator Dr. George Sigounas.”