AMERICAN SAMOA’S DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY GETS $300,000 FEDERALGRANT

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CONGRESSMAN ENI F.H. FALEOMAVAEGA American Samoa U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C.

NEWS RELEASE July 6, 2001

AMERICAN SAMOA’S DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY GETS $300,000 FEDERAL GRANT

Congressman Eni Faleomavaega was informed today by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs that it has awarded the American Samoa Government $300,000.00 through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Public Safety (DPS).

The award was made possible under the National Criminal History Improvement Program as authorized by Congress under Title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act.

Information from the Department of Justice indicates that funds will be used to provide personnel, fringe benefits, travel, equipment, supplies, consultants/contracts and other items.

Specifically, the award will allow the Department of Public Safety (1) to replace its old computer file server with new equipment; (2) to upgrade and increase the number of workstations from 25 to 50; and (3) to increase client access from 25 users to 50 users.

The grant period is from October 1, 2000 to September 30, 2001.

"I am very pleased that Department of Public Safety is awarded this federal grant to upgrade its office systems and cover some of the personnel related costs," Congressman Faleomavaega said.

"I congratulate Acting Commissioner, High Chief Tuiteleleapaga Ioane and members of his staff for the fine job they are doing and for continuing to improve the services they provide to our people."

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