Interior Provides $26.6 Million to American Samoa for Fiscal Year 2022 Government Operations

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

5/17/2022
Last edited 5/17/2022

Contact: Tanya_Joshua@ios.doi.gov
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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) has provided $26,670,000 in fiscal year 2022 funding to the American Samoa government to support the operations of public schools, the Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, the community college, and the judicial system in the territory.  

“We are pleased to provide this support for critical public services for the people of American Samoa,” said Deputy Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs Keone Nakoa. “Every year Congress provides this funding support for the territory, and we thank them for the much-needed boost for the Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.”  

 Made available through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022 (Public Law 117-103), the funds will be utilized as follows: 

American Samoa Government - DoE 

$13,090,000  

Lyndon B. Johnson Tropical Medical Ctr.  

$11,564,400  

American Samoa Community College 

$  1,558,400  

High Court of American Samoa 

$     457,200  

Total  

$26,670,000  

 

 

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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