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OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

COVID-19 Impact and Response Grant Awards

Hawai‘i Island

  • Five Mountains Hawaii dba Kipuka o ke Ola is awarded $118,454 for its “Kauka No‘ono‘o” project which will provide psychiatric services to 100 Native Hawaiians.
  • Big Island Substance Abuse Council is awarded $150,000 for its “COVID Response Program” to implement a COVID operational plan that ensures compliance with best practicesand mitigates gaps in services to meet needs.
  • Hamakua Youth Foundation is awarded $50,000 for its “Keiki Program” project to provide educational support, enrichment programming, and direct food assistance to underserved keiki and ʻohana.
  • Pōhāhā I Ka Lani is awarded $149,854 for its “Ka Lau o Ke Kāhuli” project to provide assistance to families by offering ‘āina stewardship, cultural education and assisting with their needs to overcome impacts due to COVID.
  • Ho‘okako‘o Corporation (fiscal Sponsor for Waimea Middle Public Conversion Charter School) is awarded $60,000 for its “Mālama I Nā ʻŌpio” project to provide students at Waimea Middle Public Conversion Charter School supports they need to be successful upon their return to school.
  • KUPU is awarded $140,088 for its “Conservation Leadership Development Program” to provide employment opportunities for early and developing professionals (17 years or older) who want to commit to a career in conservation.

Maui

  • Pā‘upena Community Development, Inc., is awarded $58,395 for its “Project MAHI‘AI” which will identify and consolidate Hawaiian cultivators via a Native Farmers Community virtual platform.
  • KUPU is awarded $140,088 for its “Conservation Leadership Development Program” to provide employment opportunities for early and developing professionals (17 years or older) who want to commit to a career in conservation.
  • Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc., is awarded $150,000 for its “‘Ai Hua Project” which will provide food vouchers to 150 Native Hawaiian families, whose income was affected by the pandemic.

Moloka’i

  • KUPU is awarded $55,042 for its “Conservation Leadership Development Program” to provide employment opportunities for early and developing professionals (17 years or older) who want to commit to a career in conservation.

O‘ahu

  • Partners in Development Foundation is awarded $150,000 for its “Nā Pono Family Education Program” to provide services to mitigate the learning loss/struggles children birth-grade six and families have experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Papakolea Community Development Corporation is awarded $78,541 for its “Papakolea COVID Support Project” to equip the Papakōlea Community Park and Center with COVID-trained staff, as well as COVID necessary supplies and services, over a 12-month project period.
  • Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii is awarded $149,999 for its “COVID-19 Community Response” project to respond to healthcare equity issues identified during the pandemic by providing mobile access to care, primary care assessment and social services connection.
  • Ke Kula Nui o Waimānalo is awarded $148,860 for its “Ulu Pono Mahiʻāina 2.5” project which will provide food systems to the lāhui to aid in food security.

Kaua’i

  • ʻĀina Hoʻokupu O Kilauea is awarded $50,201 for its “Farmers Market Produce Boxes for Kauaʻi Native Hawaiians” project which will provide locally grown fruit and vegetable boxes to vulnerable Native Hawaiians across Kauaʻi.
  • KUPU is awarded $84,336 for its “Conservation Leadership Development Program” to provide employment opportunities for early and developing professionals (17 years or older) who want to commit to a career in conservation.
  • Hanalei River Heritage Foundation (fiscal sponsor for Hoʻomana, Inc.) is awarded $35,000 for its “Project Holomua: Essential Culture-Based Support Services for Native Hawaiian Homeless Families” which will provide support services to families to strengthen resource management knowledge and skills.

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