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Washington, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced last week that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is now accepting applications from eligible grantees for  Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) supplemental funds (EDA CARES Act...
House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale (left) and Senate President Gaoteote Palaie Tofau (rught)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With more than $80 million in COVID-19 funding allocated to American Samoa, the Fono leaders have informed Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga that lawmakers are prepared to start a review and approval for the appropriation of these funds. The notification was made in a May 11th...
Congresswoman Amata with American Samoa Chamber of Commerce
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata and the Committee on Small Business held a forum with a panel of lenders to conduct oversight and examine the Small Business Administration’s implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). “The Small Business Administration’s Paycheck...
Marco Rubio and Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata is reporting that the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program continues to advance with a new week’s data reported. American Samoan businesses have now successfully acquired 87 PPP loans totaling approximately $5 million, and the...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata with Health Director Motusa Nua
Washington, D.C. — This past Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed $406,084 in CARES Act funds to expand American Samoa’s COVID-19 testing capacity. This discretionary grant is from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the Health and Human Services (HHS)...
Congresswoman Amata and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a $2,553,194 CARES Act grant for coronavirus relief for American Samoa’s fishermen. The news is part of a national announcement by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross allocating $300 million in fisheries assistance. Congress provided this funding...
Education director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has awarded the local Eduction Department (ASDOE) more than $45.59 million under provisions of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. American Samoa’s allocations cover two programs — over $38.32...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. — This week Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a CARES Act grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) of $266,229 through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. HUD, led by Secretary Dr. Ben Carson, was also the first federal agency to announce...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Territorial Bank of American Samoa (TBAS) has received applications from local businesses that are pending approval for funding under the US Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) — the federal program, which assists businesses impacted by...
TBAS welcome sign
Washington, D.C. — Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata congratulated the Territorial Bank of American Samoa upon being approved as a lender for the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program. “This represents more access for people and is good news for American Samoa,” Amata said...

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