Pacific isle native groups receive grants
The Administration for Children and Families
at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded grants to 12 native organizations in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
The Hawaii-based grants, which would promote economic self-sufficiency, healthy marriage, native language and culture preservation include $93,308 for one year to 'Aha Kukui O Molokai to educate 135 native Hawaiians in the use of outrigger canoes; $760,184 for two years to Hawaiian Community Assets for applicants of Hawaiian homelands; $73,162 for one year to the Ma Ka Hana Ka 'Ike building program to train native Hawaiian at-risk youth on backhoe operations; $994,685 for three years to the Partners in Development to join with Ka Pa'alana Traveling Preschool and Homeless Outreach to teach preschool-age children; $539,564 for two years to the Waianae Coast Coalition for Human Services surveys; $104,250 for one year to the Waipa Foundation to provide programs to strengthen the Hawaiian communities in Halelea, Kauai; and $893,479 for five years to the Keiki O Ka Aina Family Learning Centers on Maui and Oahu to provide healthy marriage workshops for 400 couples.
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