DBAS offers a wide range of mortgage and commercial loans to customers in American Samoa. The funding source that supports the mission and goals of DBAS are limited to income generated by affordable interest rates, and modest fees from US Government Grants and programs. DBAS is a non-profit organization (per American Samoa Code Annotated 28.0106) and is authorized to accept additional sponsorship from all sources.
ASCA 28.0105 (a) states: The capital of the bank [Development Bank of American Samoa], together with all funds and credits that it may obtain from any loans, credits, grants, or other advances from the United States government, or any related instrumentality empowered to make funds available to the bank or any international finance institution or from private financial institutions that may provide loans or credits to the bank, shall be available for investment by the Bank, whether in the form of loans or stock in enterprises controlled by private individuals, partnerships, or corporations engaged in business or industry of whatever nature, that are deemed to conform to the objectives of furthering the economy of American Samoa.
The Development Bank of American Samoa (DBAS) is a semi-autonomous agency within the American Samoa Government. A contribution or gift to DBAS for exclusively public purposes is a charitable contribution for tax purposes under 26 United States Code (U.S.C.) sec. 170 ( c ).
Organizations such as US Federal or Non-governmental Organizations, U.S. or international finance institutions and private financial institutions that seek to sponsor programs to enhance the quality of life of targeted population sectors in American Samoa are invited to contact the DBAS Grant Writer at firstname.lastname@example.org .