Public health-grant funding agencies, in reviewing applications for federal grants and loans, need to evaluate proposed projects and programs in terms of their consistency with local health goals, objectives, and priorities, and their expected impact on community health needs. The American Samoa Health Planning and Development Agency (ASHPDA) is equally concerned that federally funded projects and programs are consistent with and will support implementation of the American Samoa Plan for Health, and will contribute to the most effective utilization of limited health resources in the territory. Therefore, it is most appropriate, and in the best interest of both the federal funding agency and the territory of American Samoa, that the ASHPDA review and approve/disapprove applications for the proposed use of federal health funds in the territory.History: Rule 9-80, eff 18 Jun 80, ASHDA Pro. and Crit. § l(A).