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OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Building Our Resilience: Mahi ʻAi Agricultural Loan Program

OHA introduces new Mahi ʻAi Agricultural Loan

HONOLULU (May 26, 2023) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Native Hawaiian Revolving Loan Fund program is introducing a new program this month to support Native Hawaiian farmers across the pae ʻāina. The Mahi ‘Ai Agricultural Loan Program is another…

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Office of Hawaiian Affairs announces name for Kakaʻako Makai property

HONOLULU (Nov 11, 2022) – Today the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) announced that internationally recognized Native Hawaiian cultural practitioner, genealogist, historian and loea hula, Kumu Cy Bridges, has thoughtfully selected a name for OHA’s 30-acre Kakaʻako Makai property. That…

Aia I hea ka waiai a ka llāhui? Where is the wealth of the lāhui?

Kāhea for Native Hawaiian businesses: Purple Maiʻa announces culturally rooted accelerator program

Purple Maiʻa Foundation announced the launch of Mālama Design Studio (MDS) with support from a Community Grant Award for Economic Stability from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) totaling funds of $498,660.

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Native Hawaiian-owned Flavors of Italy receives a $250,000 Hua Kanu business loan from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs

HONOLULU (September 29, 2022) – A Native Hawaiian, woman-owned business has been issued a $250,000 Hua Kanu loan through the Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ Mālama Loans program.   Desiree Kanae Loperfido, a Department of Hawaiian Home Lands beneficiary, and her…

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OHA awards $1.36 million to four community nonprofits to address Native Hawaiian economic and health needs

HONOLULU (July 26, 2022) – A $498,660 award to the Purple Maiʻa Foundation for its Mālama Design Studio is one of four grants in a $1.36 million grants package approved today by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.   The Mālama Design Studio is intended to educate 20…

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Statement from OHA Board Chair on $600 million legislative appropriation to DHHL

HONOLULU (April 29, 2022) – News that the state Legislature approved a $600 million appropriation to the Department of Hawaiian Homelands marks a historic day of funding for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL). Though long in coming, these…

OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Serve the Lāhui – OHA seeks grant application reviewers for community grants

If you’re looking for an opportunity to serve the Lāhui, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs is currently seeking grant application reviewers for community grants that will benefit the Native Hawaiian community.

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OHA announces commercial acquisition of two properties next to Nā Lama Kukui

HONOLULU, HI (October 1, 2021) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) announced today it has finalized the purchase of two properties, one at 500 N. Nimitz Highway and the other at 501 Sumner Street. They are both adjacent to…

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OHA releases $2.92 million in grant solicitations to aid with COVID-19 and support ‘ohana and communities

HONOLULU (March 2, 2021) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs today announced the release of two grant solicitations totaling $2.92 million to provide needed support and assistance to the Native Hawaiian community. OHA has committed $1.67 million to a COVID-19…

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Survey for Native Hawaiian Businesses on Impact of COVID-19

The Native Hawaiian Chambers of Commerce and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs are conducting a survey to assess the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the Native Hawaiian business community. We highly encourage all business owners, including but not…