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Hawai‘i To Receive Nearly $10 Million In Federal Funding For Native Hawaiian Programs

University of Hawai‘i, Chaminade University, Sustainable Molokai Set To Receive Federal Dollars

HONOLULU – Hawai‘i is set to receive nearly $10 million in federal funding to support Native Hawaiian programs. The U.S. Department of Education will award Hawai‘i nearly $7 million to fund Native Hawaiian education programs, while the Department of Health and Human Services will provide nearly $3 million for Native Hawaiian community development and child care programs.

“This new federal funding means local schools and programs have more resources to support their work and the Native Hawaiian community,” said U.S. Senator Brian Schatz, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. “As we work through the appropriations process, I will continue to fight for more federal funding for Hawai‘i at every opportunity.”

Grants to improve and expand educational programs to serve Native Hawaiians:

  • The University of Hawai‘i will receive $5.6 million
  • Chaminade University will receive $836,000
  • Honolulu Community College will receive $450,000

Funding from the Department of Health and Human Services include:

  • The Pacific Gateway Center will receive $400,000 to support programs that address the economic needs of low-income individuals and families through sustainable business development and employment opportunities;
  • Keiki O Ka Aina Preschool will receive $1 million to support child care services;
  • Partners in Development Foundation will receive $400,000 to fund its family education programs;
  • Sustainable Molokai will receive $335,612 to support its education and advocacy work;
  • Sustain Hawai‘i will receive $377,989 to help fund its community education, innovative practice, and advocacy work; and
  • Kaehu will receive $399,484 to support its youth mentoring program.