Native Hawaiian Programs
This page will be updated continuously to reflect the most recent information. This page was last updated on March 12, 2021.
Congress has passed several rounds of financial assistance and relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including most recently the American Rescue Plan. The American Rescue Plan includes the following assistance for the Native Hawaiian Education Program.
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The American Rescue Plan provides $85 million for the Native Hawaiian Education Program, which can be used to support innovative education programs to assist Native Hawaiians. Details are below.
Use of Funds
Activities authorized under the Native Hawaiian Education Act include:
- Early education and care programs;
- Family-based education centers;
- Reading and literacy programs;
- Activities to address the needs of gifted and talented Native Hawaiian students;
- Special education programs;
- Professional development for educators; and
- Programs to prepare and support Native Hawaiian students through postsecondary education.
Entities eligible for the Native Hawaiian Education Program include:
- Native Hawaiian educational organizations;
- Native Hawaiian community-based organizations;
- Public and private nonprofit organizations, agencies, and institutions with experience in developing or operating Native Hawaiian programs or programs of instruction in the Native Hawaiian language; and
- Native Hawaiian charter schools.
More information on the Native Hawaiian Education Program can be found here.
OTHER RESOURCES FOR NATIVE HAWAIIAN EDUCATION ORGANIZATIONS
Financial Relief for Nonprofits: https://www.schatz.senate.gov/coronavirus/small-businesses
Employers Guide to Emergency Paid Leave: https://www.schatz.senate.gov/coronavirus/paid-leave-employers