The budget for this year's Pacific Arts Festival in American Samoa has dropped by US$2 million to a little over $4 million.
The organising committee says the revenues so far stand at a little over US$3 million with the government's $2.5 million being the largest contribution so far.
The estimated expeditures stand at US$4 million dollars with a shortfall of US$1 million, that may be partially supplemented by additional corporate donations.
The Bank of Hawaii is so far the only major corporation contributor with a sponsorship of US$50 thousand dollars.
The committee co-chair, Fagafaga Lankilde, told lawmakers that the budget figures are only preliminary and have not yet been submitted to the festival board for approval.