|Congressman Faleomavaega announced today that Congress
will provide ASG with $1,369,000 for purposes of funding Community Development
Block Grants, Emergency Shelters, and Home Rehabilitation Programs.
“The funding is provided at the discretion of Congress. Although
ASG must apply for the money, ASG does not have to compete for this money,”
Congressman Faleomavaega said.
“This grant award is part of a continued commitment in Congress
to meet local needs and expand opportunities for all Americans. In
the case of American Samoa, these funds will be used for a variety of critical
housing, public facility and community development activities,” Congressman
“The funds will primarily benefit low and moderate income persons.
According to the terms of the award, ASG will use the funds for the operation
of an emergency shelter, continuation of the homeowner rehabilitation program,
renovations at a medical center, site improvements for the farmer’s market,
exterior museum rehabilitation, and various other improvements to public
facilities. The local Department of Commerce will be responsible
for the management and disbursement of these funds,” Congressman Faleomavaega
“I commend ASG for applying for these funds,” Congressman Faleomavaega
said. “I also commend my colleagues in Congress for their continued
commitment to local communities across America. Together, we are
working to empower and strengthen our nation. This is why you can
be assured that I am firmly committed to continuing my service to the people
of American Samoa.”