NEG and Workforce Investment Programs

30 American Samoans Arrive On Guam to Learn Construction Skills So They Can Rebuild Their Home

Guam- Thanks to a public private partnership between the governments of Guam and American Samoa, the Ukudu Workforce Village and the Center for Micronesian Empowerment (CME), around 30 American Samoan workers are here on island to learn construction skills...

American Samoa's Workforce Investment Act Five-Year Plan 2005

Intended to guide WIA Program and related Workforce Investment. New version is under development now.

NEG for American Samoa

Congressional Notifications

April 21, 2010 — National Emergency Grant for American Samoa

Dear Congressional Staff:

Here is information about a supplemental $16,571,738 National Emergency Grant (NEG) award to assist clean-up and recovery efforts in the wake of the tsunami that struck America Samoa on September 29, 2009.

Description of NEG

NEG Participants Find Valuable Job Experience in the Program

Three American Samoa National Emergency Grant (NEG) participants, who were paid interns at the American Samoa Power Authority and the Governor’s Office, were very pleased to be given the chance to work, even though it was only for a certain period of time...

American Samoa Gets Another $500,000 NEG Grant

ETA News Release: [06/27/2012]
Contact Name: Clarisse Young or Jason Kuruvilla
Phone Number: (202) 693-5051 or x6587
Release Number: 12-1293-SAN

US Labor Department awards grant supplement to fund continuation of employment and training services for tsunami cleanup workers in American Samoa

Gov. Togiola Expresses Gratitude to US Department of Labor for NEG Supplement

(UTULEI: Wednesday, June 27, 2012) ‒ Governor Togiola Tulafono today announced the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a $500,000 National Emergency Grant supplement to continue re-employment and training services for workers who were hired on a temporary basis to help with cleanup and recovery efforts in the wake of the tsunami that struck American Samoa in September 2009.

Gov. Togiola Pleased with Preparation of ASNEG Participants Heading to Guam

Press Release(UTULEI: Monday, February 20, 2012) - In preparation for the departure of the American Samoa National Emergency Grant (ASNEG) Program participants to work in Guam this Thursday, February 23rd, Governor Togiola Tulafono expressed his gratitude to Guam Governor Eddie Calvo, the U.S. Department of Labor and the Territory’s Department of Human Resources for making the project available to American Samoa.

Guam to Welcome American Samoa Workers for 6-Month Construction Training Program

Governors Calvo and Tulafono build regional workforce training partnership


February 24, 2012

American Samoa NEG Program’s Final Workforce Development Projects Underway

(UTULEI: Wednesday, March 21, 2012) –Governor Togiola Tulafono today said the final workforce development projects are underway for the U.S. Department of Labor National Emergency Grant (NEG) program under the management of the American Samoa Government (ASG) Department of Human Resources (DHR).

Governor Togiola said with the implementation of the remaining projects, the program outcomes are well within reach as the DHR NEG staff advances towards a swift ramp-up of the training and employment projects with the contact center industry and the fiber-optic cable project.

NEG Disaster Grant Kicks Into Gear

Some 120 temporary workers have been recruited so far from about 2,000 applications the Department of Human Resources (DHR) received for possible temporary employment under the $24.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor for recovery efforts...


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