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Grant Description
Description: The work and objective of the EPA Consolidated Environmental Management and Protection Grant to the American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) are to continue the successful planning, development, and implementation of environmental management and protection statutes, regulations, and programs, including outreach and education, for all environmental media (air, water, land) in the U.S. territory of American Samoa (AS).

The AS-EPA workplan has specific goals and objectives for programs to provide potable drinking water for 100 percent of the population; clean beaches for swimming and fishing; watershed management for BMPs for nonpoint sources of pollution and reducing the 303d list of contaminated waters; water quality (marine and stream) monitoring to help with coral reef and indigenous biota protection; cleanup of brownfield sites; pesticide management to eliminate illegal importation and use of unregistered/foreign pesticides. Furthermore, the workplan describes the objectives, milestones, and goals that meet the requirements of the EPA's FY 2022 - 2026 EPA Strategic Plan, Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), statutes, and regulations and is being done with the authority and legislative intent of the Omnibus Territories Act (OTA), or also known as Public Law 35-134.

One Public Health Service (PHS) officer will be on detail to AS-EPA under a 'reimbursable detail.' EPA financial accounts refer to this 'reimbursable detail' as an 'IPA' (Intergovernmental Personnel Act). The grantee will add grant funds to IPA accounts for this reimbursable detail, and any additional reimbursable details of PHS officers or IPAs established during this five-year project period. The reimbursable detail for the Public Health Service (PHS) officer will be $300,000 and will be funded under EPA fiscal information PRC 101ACGXJ1. 'Reimbursable detail' is referred to as an 'IPA' on EPA financial accounts.

This agreement provides partial federal funding in the amount of $22,159,960. See terms and conditions.

Activities: This award provides partial funding for the period of 10/01/2023 to 09/30/2028 and includes funding for the implementation of the AS-EPA Consolidated Environmental Management Program, which provides for primary enforcement responsibility for the Safe Drinking Water Program; territorial and beach water quality monitoring; watershed management, including enforcement activities; brownfields program development and site cleanup; pesticide program responsibilities; environmental education and community outreach; clean air Title V program management and issuance of stationary source air permits; implementation of RCRA D and RCRA C primary enforcement responsibility, toxic waste management with RCRA C as a model; underground storage tanks management; emerging contaminants program development; and climate pollution reduction activities.

Subrecipient: No subawards are included in this assistance agreement.

Outcomes: Full implementation of AS-EPA programs will ensure protection of public health and the environment for communities in American Samoa.
Awarding / Funding Agency
Place of Performance
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799 United States
Geographic Scope
Single Zip Code
Related Opportunity
American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency was awarded EPA Grant for AS-EPA Environmental Management & Protection Cooperative Agreement 00914024 worth $22,159,960 from EPA Region 9: San Francisco in October 2023 with work to be completed primarily in Pago Pago American Samoa United States. The grant has a duration of 5 years and was awarded through assistance program 66.600 Environmental Protection Consolidated Grants for the Insular Areas - Program Support.


Last Modified 8/22/23

Period of Performance
Start Date
End Date
16.0% Complete

Funding Split
Federal Obligation
Non-Federal Obligation
Total Obligated
100.0% Federal Funding
0.0% Non-Federal Funding

Activity Timeline

Interactive chart of timeline of amendments to 00914024

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Awardee Classifications
State Government
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Modified: 8/22/23