This page will be updated continuously to reflect the most recent information. This page was last updated on March 15, 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 included the largest investment in native communities in history — including funding for education, housing, and health care programs specifically for Native Hawaiians.
Updated information about available resources can be found on the pages below:
- Housing: the new COVID-19 relief law includes $6.5 million in Native Hawaiian Housing Assistance. More information is available here.
- Education: the new COVID-19 relief law includes $85 million for the Native Hawaiian Education Program. More information is available here.
- Agriculture: the new COVID-19 relief law offers Native Hawaiian farmers access to a $1 billion assistance program. More information available here.
- Health Care: the new COVID-19 relief law includes $20 million to the Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems to help Native Hawaiians access medical services during the pandemic. The five health care centers receiving funding include: Ke Ola Mamo (Oahu), Ho‘ola Lahui Hawai‘i (Kauai), Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi (Hawai‘i Island), Hui No Ke Ola Pono (Maui), and Na Pu‘uwai (Molokai). More information about these centers and the services they offer is available here.