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American Samoa Health Dept receives block grant funding

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Sources: Media release from Cong. Aumua Amata's office

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA  — This past Thursday Congresswoman Aumua Amata congratulated the American Samoa Department of Health upon a grant notification of $84,498 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

This discretionary block grant is for Preventive Health and Health Services from HHS’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (OT).

 “Congratulations to Director Motusa Tuileama Nua, and the Health Department team as they prepare for health care needs,” said Aumua Amata. “As always, we especially appreciate discretionary grants, so our thanks to HHS Secretary Alex Azar, CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield, and leading this granting office, Dr. Jose Montero.”

Federal discretionary grants are awarded on the based of merit and eligibility.