24 Jun 2010

American Samoa is getting federal funds for paperless project

10:36 am on 24 June 2010

In a very rare move, American Samoa is getting federal funds that will allow the Fono to implement a long standing project of going paperless, thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Lawmakers had complained that the Legislature, a separate branch of government has been left out of ARRA funds as well as a lot of federal grants.

The Fono says that in today's technological age, paper documents are now becoming

obsolete as information can be accessed on the internet.

According to the application, the Fono's project's total cost is 600,000 US dollars.