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Message for U.S. Citizens – Samoa goes into lockdown due to COVID-19

The Government of Samoa has announced a full lockdown for all of Samoa effective at 18:00 on January 22.   The move is in response to 15 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases.  All positive cases are currently in isolation.  During the lockdown, all residents are advised to remain at home and only essential services will be operating.  The lockdown will ...
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Notice of Funding Opportunity

Notice of Funding Opportunity – U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Grants Program. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to participating U.S. embassies for funding through the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) to carry out an individual ...
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COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  01/22/22 COVID-19 Information: UPDATE 1/22/22 For U.S. Citizens: The Government of Samoa has announced a full lockdown for all of Samoa effective at 18:00 on January 22.   The move is in response to 15 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases.  All positive cases are currently in isolation.  During the lockdown, all residents are advised to remain at home ...
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Grants Program – General Notice of Funding Opportunity

MORE DETAILS & APPLY HERE!! (pdf) The U.S. Embassy Samoa Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Grants Program.  This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our funding priorities, the strategic themes we focus on, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding.  Please carefully follow ...
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U.S. Passport Renewal Applications – online fee payment option

ANNOUNCEMENT:  Beginning April 16, 2021, U.S. Embassy Apia will begin accepting online fee payments for adult U.S. passport renewal applications.  Paying online allows you to mail your application to the U.S. Embassy Apia without the need to apply in person.  Qualifying adult passport renewal applicants may pay the $110 passport renewal fee online via U.S. ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens – Samoa goes into lockdown due to COVID-19

The Government of Samoa has announced a full lockdown for all of Samoa effective at 18:00 on January 22.   The move is in response to 15 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases.  All positive cases are currently in isolation.  During the lockdown, all residents are advised to remain at home and only essential services will be operating.  The lockdown will ...
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US$100,000 in support to Tonga

U.S. Embassy SUVA   – Today, U.S. Embassy Suva’s Chargé d’affaires Tony Greubel announced the approval of US$100,000 (FJD$212,365) in immediate assistance to support people affected by volcanic eruptions and tsunami waves in Tonga. USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance is working to address emergency shelter needs and is providing safe drinking water, hygiene kits, and other necessities to help ...
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Salani Bright Horizons “Cleaning and Greening Project”

“It is an honor for the U.S. Embassy to be part of this cleaning and greening project for the district of Falealii 2, this is a living example of one constituency coming together to do their part to address the climate effects Samoa faces.” said Chargé Yoo. Chargé d’Affaires Jonathan Lee Yoo had the privilege ...
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Asset Management foundation course participants receive certificates of completion

Thirty-seven participants sponsored by #usaidclimateready received certificates of completion from United States Embassy Apia, Political/Economic Officer Mark Hitchcock after successfully completing an Asset Management foundation course delivered online by the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (New Zealand).“With the increase in severity and frequency of extreme weather events in the Pacific, countries have had to ...
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Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Peace Corps

On December 9th, Peace Corps Samoa’s staff, partner agencies, returned Peace Corps Volunteers, PCV counterparts, and friends came together to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Peace Corps as an agency. Happy Anniversary, Peace Corps! Enjoy photos from this event, with more to come!
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