Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed an education grant for Head Start of over $1.17 million through the U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HHS).
Pago Pago – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is reminding small businesses that the deadline to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is just days away on June 30th.
“Any businesses that still want to access PPP must act right away,” said Aumua Amata. “If so, talk to a lender immediately.”
Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata provided a weekly update of the Small Business Administration (SBA) assistance programs for American Samoa, and said the combined total is now $12.2 million. That total is now 226 loans in two programs along with 132 emergency advances for a new sum of $12,259,865 in assistance.
Pago Pago – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata spoke remotely to the Territory’s group examining broadband strategy, and announced she is cosponsoring legislation that would support cybersecurity, and fund a $750 million national grant program toward the eventual deployment and use of widespread 5G Networks.
Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming a grant of $1,525,599.77 for the Port Administration from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These federal dollars support dredging work based on Tropical Storm Gita damages in the village of Faleasao, Manu'a, island of Ta'u.
Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcomed a decision by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to broaden access to the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, reopening the program to eligible small businesses and nonprofits affected by COVID-19 business losses.
Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata provided an update of the Small Business Administration (SBA) assistance programs for American Samoa. The combined total is now 192 loans with another weekly increase of 17 approvals, arriving at a new sum of $10,210,623.
Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is the original cosponsor on a bill introduced in May with Rep. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan of CNMI to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educational opportunities in American Samoa and the Northern Marianas.
Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is honoring the 245th anniversary of the Army, in advance of June 14th, which marks the founding of the Army in 1775. June 14th also commemorates the nation’s adoption of the U.S. flag in 1777. She released the following statement:
Laumua i Uosigitone – Aso Tofi, Ua aloaia e le Tamaitaikonekeresi ia Aumua Amata le atoaga o le 245 tausaga o le Ami, a o le i aulia Iuni 14, lea e faailoga ai le faavaeina o le Ami i le 1775. O Iuni 14 foi e faamanatu ai le talia e le malo aoao o le tagavai a le Iunaite Setete i le 1777. O le saunoaga lea a le tamaitai: