American Samoa Awarded $7.3 Million for Airports

Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, Douglas W. Domenech applauds U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for providing $54,859,950 in fiscal year 2020 funding under the Airport Improvement Program to bolster airport safety, security, and infrastructure at airports in the U.S. territories and the freely associated states.

The funding provided for the insular areas is included in announcements made by the Trump Administration that the FAA is awarding more than $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants to airports in all 50 states, the territories and the freely associated states.

American Samoa is being awarded $7,356,373 under the FAA Airport Improvement Program Funds & Supplemental, for fiscal year 2020.

“Interior applauds FAA’s support for the airports in the insular areas,” said Interior Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, Douglas W. Domenech.

“The Trump Administration understands that safe and secure airport facilities are vital not only for the physical safety of passengers and security readiness, but also for facilitating economic development in our territories as well as in the freely associated states.”

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