FEMA awards funds for Le’atele
The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has awarded the the local Department of Education a $1.27 million grant to construct new buildings, replacing the ones destroyed by the 2009 tsunami at Le’atele Elementary School in Fagasa.
Congressman Faleomavaega Eni says the grant provides for the construction of a 4,000 square foot two-story building that will provide the administration offices, cafeteria kitchen and dining room, and ECE classrooms.
Total project cost is $1.41 million, and FEMA pays 90% while ASG pays 10%, he said, adding that the grant will be of great assistance to one of many schools that was greatly impacted by the 2009 tsunami.
“Our students need to be taught and provided for in a safe and healthy environment. This new building will be a tremendous addition for our young children enrolled in the ECE program,” he said in a news release yesterday.
“I am grateful to FEMA and ASG in working collaboratively in restoring our education infrastructures,” he continued, and thanked FEMA administrator Craig Fugate and his FEMA staff for their hard work and continued support of local disaster areas affected by the tsunami.
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