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ODAPM director Lisa Tuato’o
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG’s Office of Disaster Assistance and Petroleum Management (ODAPM) has received a positive review from the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on four disaster grant awards for two U.S Presidential declared disasters in the territory. “We would like to take...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As of Aug. 30th, the U.S Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided a total of over $1.086 billion to more than 165,000 people in states and territories to assist with COVID-19-related funeral costs for deaths occurring on or after Jan. 20, 2020.  Of that...
Car attempting to drive through flood waters in Fagaima
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — There is good news for Fagaima residents and drivers — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is welcoming over $3.1 million in federal funding for a major storm water management and culvert project, called the Fagaima Flood Mitigation project. According to the congresswoman’s...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Earlier this year, U.S, President Joe Biden directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to increase the federal cost share for COVID-19 Public Assistance funding from 75 percent to 100 percent. This memo built on a previous memo issued in January and included...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Households in American Samoa continue to apply through the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for assistance with COVID-19 related funeral costs, however no local applications have yet been approved and no awards have been made. By the beginning of the week of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As of June 1st, the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received four applicants from American Samoa seeking COVID-19 funeral related expense but none are approved yet, according to FEMA online data for the week of June 1st. No other public information was...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — U.S. Nationals and Citizens, as well as qualified aliens who have lost a loved one to COVID are now eligible for FEMA funeral assistance, providing the death certificate indicates the death was attributed to or caused by COVID-19.  “There are several guidelines that...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has amended the Apr. 17, 2020 US President’s Major Disaster Declaration on the coronavirus for American Samoa pertaining to cost-sharing, according to the amended document issued Feb. 2nd this year, but made public via...
Potholes on the Fagaima road
  by Fili Sagapolutele Samoa News Correspondent The US Federal Emergency Management Agency has requested additional information following a virtual meeting late last month with ASG officials on the Environmental Historic Preservation (EHP) review of the Hazard Mitigation application for the Fagaima...
Site of the yet to be constructed new two-story Fono building in Fagatogo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This Samoa News photo taken yesterday morning, shows the status of the yet to be constructed new two-story Fono building in Fagatogo. This large area is usually filled with water, during times of heavy rain. It remains unclear as to when actual construction work on the...

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