Amata Welcomes Maintenance Assistance Program Grants for ASG

June 19, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomes multiple federal grants from the Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) through their Maintenance Assistance Program (MAP).

Multiple ASG departments received these federal grants. The Department of Public Safety received $287,000 for their Maintenance & Rehabilitation program. Additionally, the LBJ Tropical Medical Center received $1,359,000 to aid their Critical Infrastructure Projects. Finally, the Ronald Reagan Shipyard Authority received $80,000 for their Apprenticeship Training Program.

Rep. Amata and the head of the Department of the Interior, David Bernhardt
Rep. Amata and the head of the Department of the Interior, David Bernhardt

“All of these federal grants are extremely important in order to maintain the critical infrastructure of our territory,” said the Congresswoman. “DPS, LBJ, and the Shipyard Authority are all essential to ASG, and these federal grants ensure that we have the necessary resources to maintain them well into the future. Thank you to Interior Secretary Bernhardt and all our local officials for their hard work and dedication to the people of American Samoa.”

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