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US Representative Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen

Proudly Representing American Samoa

Amata Reports a Tally of Over $100 Million in Federal Funding to American Samoa

October 27, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata reported a listing comprised of most of the major federal grants welcomed throughout the past two years to American Samoa.

“In 2017 and 2018, we have welcomed over $100 million in federal grants received, processed and awarded in Washington, D.C. for American Samoa. While not entirely comprehensive, this list of grants broadly represents many (not all) of the grants made available to American Samoa over the course of the 115th Congress by President Trump and the Departments and Agencies under his Administration. Congress, in turn, sets and approves the funding budgets of these agencies out of which grants are determined, some by formula, some discretionary.

Amata with POTUSCongresswoman Amata greeting President Trump when he visited the Capitol earlier this year.

“These vital federal dollars are essential to maintaining and growing our jobs, economy and overall quality of all life in American Samoa. I am proud to work with such talented people from across the American Samoan Government who prepare these requests and submit them to Washington. Thank you also to the many dedicated public servants in DC, who evaluate and process these many various and important requests to our islands.

Amata, Pence waving goodbyeCongresswoman Amata departing with Vice President Pence on Air Force Two after his historic visit to the island in 2017.

“I appreciate everyone involved with these grant programs in American Samoa and Washington, D.C., and I’m pleased to work with you on behalf of the people of American Samoa.”

 

2018 Grants

Press Total: $70,589,924 ($70.6 Million) - not including some DOI/OIA direct announcements

September Announcements

Date

Agency

Amount

Purpose

09/21/18

Department of Health and Human Services

$70,000

To strengthen Pasefika Youth Center’s community-based programs that address the immediate needs of runaway and homeless youth and their families.

 

09/25/18

Department of Health and Human Services

$285,000

To support and improve the capacity to deliver quality health care.

 

 

09/19/18

Department of Health and Human Services

$250,000

To support American Samoa’s Opioid Response Projects.

 

 

 

09/17/18

Federal Aviation Administration

$23,303,667

For renovations and runway enhancements to the Pago Pago International Airport.

 

09/04/18

Department of Health and Human Services

$90,152

To support the delivery of preventative health care services.

 

August Announcements

Date

Agency

Amount

Purpose

08/29/18

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

$1,024,000

To assist the American Samoa Department of Commerce’s projects to protect, restore, and responsibly develop coastal communities and resources.

 

08/29/18

Department of Health and Human Services

$96,750

To support the delivery of health care services for children with special health care needs.

 

 

08/29/18

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

$657,646

To improve American Samoa’s Tsunami warning systems and preparedness capacity.

 

 

08/25/18

Department of Transportation

$500,000

For a new fire and rescue vehicle at the airport serving Manu’a.

 

08/24/18

Department of Homeland Security

$1,000,000

To support planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercises to prepare for potential catastrophic events.

 

 

08/24/18

Department of Homeland Security

$907,832

To additionally support preparedness and response capacity building for potential hazards and other threats.

 

 

08/02/18

Department of Health and Human Services

$3,876,974

To support childhood education programs.

 

 

 

July Announcements

Date

Agency

Amount

Purpose

07/30/18

Federal Aviation Administration

$1,000,000

To support projects that maintain and improve Fitiuta Airport.

 

 

07/19/18

Department of Health and Human Services

$49,978

To ensure the American Samoa Department of Agriculture’s ability to maintain food safety programs.

 

June Announcements

Date

Agency

Amount

Purpose

06/23/18

Environmental Protection Agency

$300,000

To monitor beach water quality in support of maintaining clean, healthy, and accessible beach and shoreline recreational areas.

 

06/06/18

Department of Health and Human Services

$2,825,506

To support and improve the capacity to deliver quality health care.

 

 

April Announcements

Date

Agency

Amount

Purpose

04/18/18

Department of the Interior

$10,600,000

To support infrastructure development projects and maintenance programs.

 

04/18/18

Department of Health and Human Services

$256,864

To support and improve the capacity to deliver quality health care.

 

 

04/06/18

Department of Health and Human Services

$61,555

To ensure pediatric focus within the emergency medical services system and to expand and improve the capacity to reduce and improve pediatric emergencies.

 

March Announcements

Date

Agency

Amount

Purpose

03/30/18

Department of Commerce

$200,000

To provide an interoperable broadband network to assist public safety officials in performance of their duties.

 

03/27/18

United States Election Assistance Commission

$600,000

To make improvements to the election process and maintain security and integrity of the voting systems.

 

January Announcements

Date

Agency

Amount

Purpose

01/24/18

Environmental Protection Agency

$8,400,000

For water infrastructure projects.

 

 

 

01/24/18

Environmental Protection Agency

$2,300,000

For environmental health improvement projects.

 

 

 

01/11/18

Department of the Interior

$9,613,000

To fund capital improvement projects to improve facilities and strengthen the local economy.

 

01/05/18

Department of Health and Human Services

$2,321,000

To support and improve the capacity to deliver quality health care.

 

 

2017 Grants

Total $34,876,462 ($34.9 Million)

December Announcements

Date

Agency

Amount

Purpose

12/04/17

Department of Health and Human Services

$203,003

To enhance communicable disease control and prevention programs.

 

November Announcements

Date

Agency

Amount

Purpose

11/27/17

Department of Health and Human Services

$9,385

To improve the delivery of maternal and child health care services

 

September Announcements

Date

Agency

Amount

Purpose

09/22/17

Department of Transportation

$67,148

To enhance the ability to respond to hazardous materials transportation incidents.

 

09/22/17

Department of Education

$250,447

To promote literacy skills for students from early elementary through high school

 

09/21/17

White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

 

$125,000

To fund ongoing work to prevent youth substance abuse

09/19/17

Environmental Protection Agency

 

$82,960

To reduce diesel emissions and improve generator battery capacity.

09/15/17

Department of Transportation

$10,000,000

For renovations and runway enhancements to the Pago Pago International Airport.

 

09/15/17

Department of Transportation

$135,000

For renovations and runway enhancements to the Pago Pago International Airport.

 

09/14/17

Department of Health and Human Services

 

$175,700

To support and improve the capacity to deliver quality health care.

 

 

09/08/17

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

$940,000

To assist the American Samoa Department of Commerce’s projects to protect, restore, and responsibly develop coastal communities and resources.

 

09/08/17

Department of Transportation

$3,027,755

For renovations and runway enhancements to the Pago Pago International Airport.

 

August Announcements

Date

Agency

Amount

Purpose

08/01/17

Department of the Interior

$2,000

To support health, educational, social or public safety services, and infrastructure costs associated with Freely Associated States migrants who come to American Samoa

 

July Announcements

Date

Agency

Amount

Purpose

07/21/17

Department of Health and Human Services

 

$633,967

To support cancer prevention and control plans and programs

07/12/17

Federal Aviation Administration

$1,000,000

For renovations and runway enhancements to the Pago Pago International Airport.

 

07/12/17

Federal Aviation Administration

 

$500,000

For renovations and runway enhancements to the Ofu Airport.

 

07/12/17

Federal Aviation Administration

$500,000

For a new fire and rescue vehicle at the airport serving Fitiuta

 

 

June Announcements

Date

Agency

Amount

Purpose

06/23/17

Department of Education

$6,333,697

To improve access to education for children with disabilities.

 

 

06/23/17

Department of Education

$608,850

To provide early intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.

 

06/22/17

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

$1,100,000

To administer the Coral Reef Conservation Program

 

 

 

06/08/17

Department of the Interior

$380,447

To improve power utilities infrastructure and provide training to technicians and engineers.

 

06/07/17

Environmental Protection Agency

$866,000

To support local environmental sustainability and rehabilitation projects.

 

 

06/02/17

Department of Homeland Security

$857,600

To support planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercises to prepare for potential catastrophic events.

 

 

06/02/17

Department of Homeland Security

$909,813

To additionally support preparedness and response capacity building for potential hazards and other threats.

 

 

 

May Announcements

Date

Agency

Amount

Purpose

05/31/17

Department of the Interior

$212,800

To support initiatives to improve the delivery of health care.

 

 

05/17/17

Department of Health and Human Services

$3,031,114

To support and improve the capacity to deliver quality health care.

 

 

April Announcements

Date

Agency

Amount

Purpose

04/03/17

Federal Emergency Management Agency

$1,740,439

To support the retrofitting of the Tafuna Power Plant.

 

March Announcements

Date

Agency

Amount

Purpose

03/10/17

Department of Health and Human Services

$83,337

To support the delivery of preventative health care services.

 

January Announcements

Date

Agency

Amount

Purpose

01/19/17

Department of Health and Human Services

$1,100,000

To support preventative measures to combat the spread of Zika Virus.

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