Aumua Announces HHS Grant Award for $250,000

October 23, 2015
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, announced today that the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Administration (HHS) has awarded American Samoa a grant in the amount of $249,620 for energy assistance.

“I am happy that the department of health and human services has recognized the need for energy assistance for our low-income families.  These funds that will be used to provide assistance for low-income families energy costs, are essential to ensuring that even our most vulnerable and economically challenged have power in their homes; and I applaud the department for granting this award,” stated Amata.

Made available by Administration for Children and Families, the funding is provided through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which provides energy assistance funds for heating and for cooling to states, territories and tribes across the nation.

“I want to thank those administrators at HHS and those here in American Samoa, who helped to secure these essential funds for our island.  As I have said many times before, it’s these unsung heroes who so often go without thanks, who help make our island grow and thrive; and I salute their dedication to our people,” concluded Amata.

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