$1.4M in grants to help native Hawaiians
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs
has awarded 20 groups helping the native Hawaiian community about $1.4 million in grants. The awards, called Kaiaulu grants, help community-based organizations in providing programs and services for native Hawaiians. They include:
» $100,000 to Waianae Coast Community Mental Health Center to provide substance abuse treatment services.
» $100,000 to Partners in Development Foundation to support expansion of the Ka Pa'alana project to support the literacy needs of homeless children and their caregivers.
» $66,334 to the University of Hawaii at Hilo for the expansion of programs at the 'Imiloa Astronomy Center.
» $50,000 to the Trust for Public Lands to support the protection and preservation of lands with cultural and historical value.
» $38,500 to Papa Laua'e o Makana to support cultural learning activities related to the history and protection of Kalihiwai Bay, Kauai.
» $36,211 to the Waipa Foundation on behalf of Kauai Team Challenge to support a mentoring program for at-risk youth.
» $34,343 to Save the Foodbasket to supply monthly grocery deliveries to low-income, rural clients affected by HIV/AIDS.
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