December 2, 2022


The Education People

OHA presents non-income corporations impacted by the pandemic $1.77M in grants

HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Workplace of Hawaiian Affairs gave $1.77 million in grants to 15 non-financial gain companies impacted by the pandemic.

The grants are provided by way of OHA’s COVID-19 Influence and Response Grants which is supplied for the initial time to enable the community handle the several impacts of the worldwide pandemic.

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OHA also approved far more than $500,000 in grants for six non-profits for the Kūlia Grant program. Grants went to projects that will present cultural finding out prospects, a homestead software in Anahola that will nurture ‘Ōiwi leaders, and a project that will assistance protect and revive the conventional therapeutic artwork of lāʻau lapaʻau.

OHA also authorised $175,000 for the Indigenous Hawaiian Teacher Schooling & Expert Growth Grant. The receiver is the Native Pacific Training and Culture for its Ka Lama – Instructor Education and learning Academy.

“Whether it is helping the Indigenous Hawaiian community get better from the outcomes of the international pandemic, offering guidance to a broad spectrum of neighborhood requirements, or supporting academic initiatives that goal Hawaiian college students, we will do everything in our electricity to improve our ‘ohana and people, enable revitalize our moʻomeheu or lifestyle and mālama our ‘āina – our lands and drinking water,” said OHA Board Chair Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey.

The COVID-19 Impact and Reaction Grant awardees are:

Hawai’i Island

5 Mountains Hawaii dba Kipuka o ke Ola is awarded $118,454 for its Kauka No’ono’o job which provides psychiatric solutions to Native Hawaiians.

Massive Island Compound Abuse Council is awarded $150,000 for the COVID Reaction Application to start a COVID-19 plan that fills gaps in expert services to satisfy desires.

Hamakua Youth Basis is awarded $50,000 for its Keiki Software undertaking to offer academic help, enrichment programming, and food.

Pōhāhā I Ka Lani is awarded $149,854 for its Ka Lau o Ke Kāhuli job to help family members by featuring ‘āina stewardship, cultural instruction and assisting with needs created by the pandemic.

Ho’okako’o Corporation (fiscal Sponsor for Waimea Middle Community Conversion Constitution College) is awarded $60,000 for its Mālama I Nā ʻŌpio venture to assistance college students return efficiently to Waimea Center Public Conversion Constitution Faculty.

KUPU is awarded $140,088 for its Conservation Leadership Advancement Plan to provide employment for early and producing gurus (17 decades or older) who want to commit to a job in conservation.


Pā’upena Group Enhancement, Inc., is awarded $58,395 for its Challenge MAHI’AI which unites Hawaiian cultivators by means of a Indigenous Farmers Local community virtual system.

KUPU is awarded $140,088 for its Conservation Leadership Enhancement Program to offer employment options for early and building professionals (17 a long time or older) who want to dedicate to a job in conservation.

Maui Financial Prospect, Inc., is awarded $150,000 for its ‘Ai Hua Project which will supply meals vouchers to 150 Native Hawaiian households, whose money was affected by the pandemic.


KUPU is awarded $55,042 for its Conservation Leadership Progress Program to offer work prospects for early and creating specialists (17 several years or older) who want to dedicate to a vocation in conservation.


Companions in Development Foundation is awarded $150,000 for its Nā Pono Loved ones Schooling Plan to provide expert services to help the finding out decline/struggles of kids and family members impacted by the pandemic.

Papakolea Community Development Company is awarded $78,541 for its Papakolea COVID Support Undertaking to equip the Papakōlea Group Park and Middle above a 12-month undertaking period of time.

Healthful Mothers Nutritious Toddlers Coalition of Hawai’i is awarded $149,999 for its COVID-19 Group Response task that offers mobile accessibility to care, main care evaluation and social products and services.

Ke Kula Nui o Waimānalo is awarded $148,860 for its Ulu Pono Mahiʻāina 2.5 project which will give food to the lāhui to help in foodstuff safety.


ʻĀina Hoʻokupu O Kilauea is awarded $50,201 for its Farmers Industry Make Containers for Kauaʻi Indigenous Hawaiians project which will offer domestically developed fruit and vegetable boxes to Indigenous Hawaiians on Kauaʻi.

KUPU is awarded $84,336 for its Conservation Leadership Advancement System to offer employment alternatives for early and establishing specialists (17 many years or older) who want to commit to a occupation in conservation.

Hanalei River Heritage Basis (fiscal sponsor for Hoʻomana, Inc.) is awarded $35,000 for its Undertaking Holomua: Necessary Culture-Centered Guidance Companies for Native Hawaiian Homeless Family members which will supply help companies to households to improve source administration information and abilities.

Kūlia Grant awardees

Maui Family Assistance Services, Inc., is awarded $100,000 for its Ho’owaiwai Kaiāulu Task – Maui which presents a applications for people to enhance social and emotional competence, and enhance ʻohana strengths and resilience.

Ko’ihonua is awarded $87,740 for its Haikuʻumauma Oʻahu-centered venture which will provide cultural discovering possibilities to grownups to make sure the understanding is preserved for long run generations.

Kulaniakea is awarded $100,000 for its Hi’ilei Oʻahu-based mostly task which will educate Hawaiian language to infants/toddlers.

Pacific American Basis (fiscal sponsor for Moanalua Culture Task) is awarded $100,000 for its Hālau o Huluena task. Hālau O Huluena’s mission is to preserve the tradition of lāʻau lapaʻau with classes and workshops taught by Kahuna Lāʻau Lapaʻau Roddy Akau.

Kukulu Kumuhana o Anahola is awarded $100,000 for its Kauaʻi-dependent Hana Ka Lima which presents plans to the homestead community of Anahola to build flourishing ʻōpio with created capabilities and mākua and community leaders who are invested in nurturing ʻŌiwi leaders.

Bishop Museum is awarded $49,999 for its Extending Our Get to undertaking which will carry the museumʻs academic systems to a substantial share of Native Hawaiian pupils on the islands of Hawaiʻi, Maui, Molokaʻi and Kauaʻi.