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Schatz: $20 Million For Native Hawaiian Climate Resilience

Schatz-Authored Provision Of Inflation Reduction Act Funds New Kapapahuliau Climate Resilience Program

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today announced $20 million in new funding for the Kapapahuliau Climate Resilience Program. The new U.S. Department of the Interior program, funded through a Schatz-authored provision of the Inflation Reduction Act, will support the Native Hawaiian Community’s climate resilience efforts.

“Through the Kapapahuliau Climate Resilience Program, the federal government is directly funding Native Hawaiian-led climate solutions for the first time ever,” said Chairman Schatz. “This $20 million down payment – part of the Inflation Reduction Act’s historic investment in climate action – recognizes the critical role of the Native Hawaiian Community in charting a path towards a sustainable, climate resilient future in Hawai‘i and beyond.”

To learn more about the program and the funding opportunity visit the Native Hawaiian climate resilience webpage here.