|Congressman Faleomavaega is pleased to announce that
the U’una’i Legal Services Clinic of American Samoa has been awarded a
federal grant for $319,180 by the Administration for Native Americans (ANA)
to provide legal assistance to low income citizens of American Samoa.
Faleomavaega said, “This is the first time that federally subsidized
legal assistance will be available to low income people in American Samoa.
I believe many of the families in our territory will qualify for the services
provided by the U’una’i Legal Services Clinic under this grant.”
According to the ANA, the current award will be for the first year
(period running from June, 2000 through May, 2001) of a three-year project.
Faleomavaega continued, “I want to congratulate the U’una’i Legal
Services Clinic, and especially its lead attorney Ms. Virginia Lynn Sudbury
for submitting the successful application which resulted in getting the
grant. This is great news for the people of American Samoa who will
benefit greatly from this effort.”