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Aumua Amata with Steve Chabot
Washington, D.C. — Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata updated the status of the Small Business Administration (SBA) economic aid for American Samoa’s small businesses and nonprofits. American Samoa’s total increased again from the last report of $21.5 million to just over $23 million, another...
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Washington, D.C. — Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a $1.1 million grant — funded by the historic CARES Act that became law on March 27th — from the Federal Transit Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), for the American Samoa Department of Public Works. The...
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WASHINGTON — Last week U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the American Samoa Government to capitalize and administer a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) that will...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Pago Pago faipule, Vesiai Poyer Samuelu, said in a statement Monday that he is  returning his $10,000 check which is funded with federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act money allocated to ASG. This was before US Treasury Department’s deputy...
Rendering of the proposed new fono building.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — During yesterday’s first meeting of the fourth regular session of the 36th Legislature, both chambers of the Fono brought up the money that has been distributed among members of the Fono to renovate or rent their office spaces. SENATE Senate President, Gaoteote Palaie...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Local resident, Steven Jay Pincus Hueter has filed an official complaint with the US Treasury’s Office of Inspector General, alleging “flagrant misuse and misappropriation” by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and ASG of the more than $35 million allocated to American Samoa...
SBA Building Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C. —  On Monday Congresswoman Aumua Amata said a surge in reports from the Small Business Administration (SBA) showed a weekly rise in assistance for American Samoa’s small businesses and nonprofits. The total increased by $3 million to $15,226,818. That includes 287 combined loans...
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Pago Pago — Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata reminded 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...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Chamber of Commerce has requested more information from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) on how to include local produce — such as taro and bananas — as allowable products for funding under federal COVID-19 funds, as local farmers were impacted...
ASG Treasurer Ueligitone Tonumaipe’a
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG Treasury Department has issued a “special release” of the federally funded Economic Impact Payment, or stimulus, checks valued at more than $400,000, correcting an error pertaining to qualified dependents for those who received EIP checks since the second...

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