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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...
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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...
ASG Treasurer Ueligitone Tonumaipe’a
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Treasury and the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have approved American Samoa’s implementation plan for the disbursement and distribution of the stimulus payments to local qualified tax payer under provisions of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic...
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Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed news of 61 successful CARES Act assistance loans for employers in American Samoa through the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program. “These funds help keep the small businesses we need and appreciate going, and that’...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  ASG Treasury has prepared an information sheet dealing with — among other things — who qualifies to receive a stimulus check under provisions of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in hopes of countering the considerable amount of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG COVID-19 Task Force chairman Iulogologo Joseph Pereira says that of the more than $67 million American Samoa is getting from the US Treasury Department, over $32 million is for the stimulus checks, which ASG will distribute to local qualified tax payers and eligible...

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