Programs

Community Grants

The purpose of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Community Grants Program is to support projects, programs and initiatives that address OHA’s six Strategic Priorities and accompanying Strategic Results contained in OHA’s 2010-2018 Strategic Plan.

Grant funding is made available through ‘Ahahui Grants (for Community Events) twice per year and for Ho‘okahua Grants (for Community Programs/Projects) once every two years.  Generally, grant applicants are IRS tax-exempt non-profit organizations. Read more about

Consumer Micro-Loan Program (CMLP)

The Consumer Micro-Loan Program (CMLP) is designed to provide low cost loans to Native Hawaiians who are experiencing temporary financial hardship due to unforeseen events, or who wish to enhance their careers. Read more about

Mālama Loans

Since it was created in November 2007, the Mālama Loan Program has given out $34.6 million to more than 1,880 Native Hawaiian borrowers. As one of three OHA loan programs, it has seen a great amount of success. Read more about

Hālawa Luluku Interpretive Development Project

The purpose of the Hālawa Luluku Interpretive Development (HLID) project is to provide consultation and mitigation services to partnering organizations so that they can mitigate adverse impacts as a result of construction of Interstate Highway H-3.

OHA at the Legislature

As part of its mandate to advocate for Native Hawaiians, each year OHA submits a package of proposed bills to the Hawaiians StateLegislature, and the agency’s Board of Trustees also votes to take positions on a wide variety of legislation impacting the Hawaiian community. Click here to learn more about the package.