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Schatz: Native Hawaiian Health Care Centers, Papa Ola Lokahi Set To Receive $20 Million To Support Health Care Services, Efforts To Fight COVID-19

Native Hawaiian Health Care Centers Serve Thousands Of Families Across The State

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that $20 million in federal funding, secured by U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) in the American Rescue Plan, will be distributed to Papa Ola Lokahi and five Native Hawaiian Health Care Centers to support vaccination efforts, respond to and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and strengthen health care services for Native Hawaiian families across the state.

“This new funding will help more Native Hawaiian families get the health care they need and fight this pandemic,” said Senator Schatz, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. “As the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, my job is to help deliver federal funding to Native communities in Hawai‘i and across the country, and that’s what I will continue to do.”

The $20 million in funding includes:

  • $4.75 million for Papa Ola Lokahi
  • $3 million for Ho‘ola Lahui Hawai‘i on Kauai
  • $3 million for Ke Ola Mamo on Oahu
  • $2.5 million for Nā Pu‘uwai on Molokai
  • $3.5 million for Hui No Ke Ola Pono on Maui
  • $3.25 million for Hui Mālama Ola Nā ʻŌiwi on Hawai‘i Island