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Interior releases $9.6M in infrastructure funding for American Samoa

WASHINGTON (Press Release) — Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Doug Domenech has announced the release of more than $9.6 million in grant funding to American Samoa through the Office of Insular Affairs’ Capital Improvement Project Program for fiscal year 2017.

“We are happy to support Governor Lolo in his efforts to strengthen infrastructure in American Samoa through projects at the LBJ hospital, two elementary schools, and the ports,” said Assistant Secretary Domenech. “New construction and deferred maintenance are among Secretary of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s priorities in infrastructure modernization. Such priorities are as important to the territories as they are to the mainland.”