Groups get $5.3 million in federal grants
The federal Administration for Children and Families
is awarding up to $5.3 million in grants to seven native organizations in Hawaii, American Samoa and Guam for social and economic development strategies and healthy marriages.
Hawaii grants include: $845,769 for three years to the Keomailani Hanapi Foundation for an art education training program; $577,093 for three years to the Nanakuli Housing Corp. to design affordable modular housing; $1,152,476 for three years to the Waianae Community Re-Development Corp. for an organic food production venue; $709,260 for three years to the Waipa Foundation for a certified commercial kitchen facility to process crops and develop small businesses; $385,444 for two years to the Pasifika Foundation Hawaii Inc. to provide Native Hawaiian communities' participation in the tourism industry.
American Savings Bank gave $10,000 to the Girl Scouts of Hawaii to help fund its "Commit to a Girl" After School Hours Program for grades 1 through 6.
The Hewlett Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation gave $10,000 to the Maui Coastal Land Trust's first video project, which documents the trust's protection of 4,000 acres from development. The amount was matched by Aerial Filmworks in the rental of Cineflex video equipment.
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