Aumua Announces Grant Funding of $67,033 for 2015 Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness

August 31, 2015
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata, “I am pleased to announce a grant award from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT),” said Amata.  “These funds are awarded to help communities stay safe by providing a source of funding for planning and training to respond appropriately to hazardous transportation incidents,” stated Amata.

The USDOT, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration, has awarded a grant in the amount of $67,033 to American Samoa.  These grants are awarded to states, territories and Native American Indian tribes for planning and training to improve the nation’s response to hazardous materials transportation incidents. Since 1993, millions of emergency responders around the country have received training assistance using grants received through the Department’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grants program.

“I would like to thank those at the USDOT and our civil servants in the ASG Office of Highway Safety for their hard work and consideration to secure this important funding for our islands.  As I have said before, grants are a prime source of funding for vital programs and projects in American Samoa, and we are receiving this funding as a result of those employees and their dedication,” concluded Amata.

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