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Schatz: Native Hawaiian Education Programs Set To Receive More Than $28 Million In Federal Funding From American Rescue Plan

HONOLULU — Today, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) announced that Hawai‘i will receive more than $28 million in federal funding from the American Rescue Plan to support grants under the Native Hawaiian Education Program (NHEP). The federal funding was awarded to 35 Native Hawaiian education programs across the state.

“This new federal funding will ensure that Native Hawaiian educational programs have the resources they need to support students in time for the upcoming school year,” said Senator Schatz. “As Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, I will keep fighting for more resources for the Native Hawaiian community.”

As Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Senator Schatz has worked to preserve and expand grant funding for NHEP. These multi-year competitive grants will be used for early childhood education, family engagement, Hawaiian language education, creation of STEM pathways, curriculum and professional development, and more.

The programs receiving funding include:

  • $9,348,569 for the University of Hawai‘i (includes 13 grants across UH)
  • $776,400 for Maui Family Support Services, Inc.
  • $949,778 for Friends of the Future
  • $740,577 for Papa Ola Lōkahi
  • $260,948 for Hula Preservation Society
  • $651,424 for Kulaniakea
  • $365,593 for Hui Malama O Ke Kai Foundation
  • $576,640 for Ho‘okako‘o Corporation
  • $742,252 for Hanona
  • $733,150 for Malama Loko Ea Foundation
  • $350,471 for Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture
  • $748,934 for Awaiaulu, Inc.
  • $512,494 for KAI LOA, Inc.
  • $675,919 for Kamalani Academy
  • $431,052 for Ho‘oulu Lahui Inc.
  • $946,008 for Friends of the Future
  • $2,207,987 for Keiki O Ka Aina Family Learning Centers
  • $1,278,423 for Ke Kula ʻO Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu
  • $1,385,750 for Kanu O Ka Aina Learning Ohana
  • $540,000 for Pacific American Foundation
  • $2,527,045 for Partners in Development Foundation
  • $787,433 for Consortium for Hawai‘i Ecological Engineering Education
  • $558,798 for Hui Mauli Ola