Interior Transmits $16,718,000 to American Samoa for Fiscal Year 2021 Government Operations

Funding supports the hospital, the community college,
public schools, and the judicial system

Last edited 02/16/2021
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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) has transmitted $16,718,000 in grant funding to the American Samoa government to support the operations of the hospital, the community college, public schools, and the judicial system in the territory.

“The Office of Insular Affairs team works hard every year to ensure that the American Samoa Operations funds made available by Congress are transmitted as quickly as they are appropriated,” said OIA Director and Acting Assistant Secretary Nikolao Pula. “These funds support the people of American Samoa by providing critical government operations.”

Made available through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (Public Law 116-260), the funds will be divided as follows:

American Samoa Government


Lyndon B. Johnson Tropical Medical Ctr.


American Samoa Community College


High Court of American Samoa





Funding provided in today’s announcement is in addition to amounts previously provided under continuing resolutions. Full fiscal year 2021 funding for American Samoa Operations totals $24,620,000.

For a history of the American Samoa Operations program, read the Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) Budget Justification, also known as the OIA Greenbook.

The Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, @InsularAffairs, and the Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) carry out the Secretary of the Interior’s responsibilities for the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Additionally, OIA administers and oversees federal assistance under the Compacts of Free Association to the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau. Follow and “like” OIA on Facebook and subscribe to the OIA YouTube Channel.



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