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Federal Aid Programs for the Territory American Samoa Emergency Declaration

Release date: 
February 11, 2018
Release Number: 
HQ-18-012-FactSheet

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump’s emergency disaster declaration issued for the territory of American Samoa.

Assistance for the Territory and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

  • FEMA is authorized to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, or to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in the designated areas.

Specifically, FEMA is authorized to provide emergency protective measures (Category B), limited to direct federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program at 75 percent federal funding.

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Last Updated: 
February 12, 2018 - 10:08