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American Rescue Plan Act

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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — LBJ Medical Center has allocated $50 million of its $300 million from the federal American Rescue Plan Act for recruitment, retention and retraining of staff at LBJ and the proposed new 40-bed facility in Tafuna. “Funding to cover these costs is essential to attracting...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga has established two Cash Assistance Programs (CAP) for impacted workers and businesses in the private sector. Both programs are funded by the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and will cover the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Criminal Justice Planning Agency (CJPA) has been designated as the ASG agency for “Assistance for Non-Profit Organizations” category funded through the territory’s share from the federal American Rescue Plan (ARPA) Act of 2021. ASG’s Oversight Office for ARPA...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The ASG Oversight Office for the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) has released the Affordable Home Loan Program requirements under the American Samoa ARPA Recovery Plan. The Oversight Office has designated the Development Bank of American Samoa (DBAS) as the lead...
Keith Gebauer
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The ASG Oversight Office for the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) last week released the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) compliance requirements and administering proposal for all public buildings — with a funding allocation of $12 million from the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Biden-Harris Administration announced last Friday that due to passage of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), American Samoa has received a record $651,226 for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) available this fiscal year. As part of a...
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The top floor of the main Port Administration building at the Port of Pago Pago is being dismantled, as the unsafe facility is set to be taken down soon to make way for a new ASG Seaport Facility, which is one of the three Port Administration Department projects funded with money from the American...
Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is welcoming $200,000 in federal health services funds for the American Samoa Department of Health for home visiting efforts. These funds are from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus signed into law on March 11,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Half of the $10 million allocated from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for the Business Loan Program allocated to the local Commerce Dept. to administer and oversee has been budgeted for the Line of Credit (COL) initiative; while an additional $4 million is going to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa’s “dependence on imports is extreme, compared to other U.S jurisdictions” and in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, the territory saw a 30,000 tonnage increase in imports from the prior year for the Port of Pago Pago, according to a Port...

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