|Congressman Faleomavaega announced today that American
Samoa will be receiving $1,428,956 in federal funds at the beginning of
the new Fiscal Year. The grants are awarded to ASG through several departments
of the Federal government.
“These programs and grants have been approved by Congress and are distributed
to States and Territories based on a pre-established formula,” Congressman
Faleomavaega said. “I congratulate the directors and staffs of the
respective agencies in our government for the excellent job they have been
performing in administering the programs.”
$758,000 is awarded to the American Samoa Department of Commerce/Coastal
Management Program by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA) to continue the implementation of the Territory’s Federally approved
coastal zone management program.
$151,176 also is received from NOAA under the Inter-jurisdictional Fisheries
Act to monitor catches of highly migratory.
$357,780 is awarded to the American Samoa Criminal Justice Planning Agency
by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) under the STOP Violence Against
Women Formula Grants Program.
$162,000 is awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to the American Samoa
Government under the 2000 Energy Program formula.