Summary of Resources Granted to Insular Areas (including American Samoa) by US Dept. of the Interior
HIGHLIGHTS OF OIA FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AWARDS TO AMERICAN SAMOA IN FY 2011
Prepared for the Senior Plenary Session of the Interagency Group on Insular Areas
February 28, 2012
The Office of Insular Affairs provided a substantial amount of financial assistance in fiscal year 2011 to assist American Samoa in a variety of areas ranging from
infrastructure improvements to health care services.
• A total of $10.5 million in CIP funding was awarded to American Samoa to address a variety of infrastructure needs including $2.6 million to renovate and expand the Dialysis Unit at the LBJ Tropical Medical Center; $1.6 million to continue building classroom buildings at elementary schools; and $380,000 to complete the Petesa Happy Valley Village Road project.
• The American Samoa Power Authority was awarded $596,000 in Empowering Insular Community funding for energy efficiency and conservation projects including a program to provide florescent bulbs to Manu’a residents and a recycling rebate project.
• $600,000 was awarded to fund the American Samoa Air Transport Market Study through the Technical Assistance Program (TAP). The study will be to quantify and document the market demand for expanded air cargo and passenger transportation services at the territory’s Pago Pago International Airport.
• $400,000 was awarded to fund Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital for Practitioner training. The funds will be used to train LBJ practitioners, by 4 board-certified physicians, in order to improve healthcare services.
Office of Insular Affairs
Budget & Technical Assistance Divisions
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