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OHA Grants Program

OHA Grants Program Updates

Poʻalima, Friday, 2/16/2024 Update

2024 OHA Grant Solicitations ARE NOW OPEN!

NOTE: PDF copies of solicitations are available in the OHA Grants Program Solicitations section below.
Check back frequently for even more resources & an on-demand video training on the OHA Grants Program Application Process!

2024 OHA Grants Application Process Trainings
(in-person & virtual) are now open for registration!

2/20/24- Hilo
2/22/24- Kona
2/23/24- Virtual
2/26/24- Waiʻanae
2/27/24- Molokaʻi

The OHA Grants Team is also actively working to better monitor existing grant contracts; serve the awarded grantees toward contract completion; introduce new grant types; and recruit, hire and train additional needed resources.


OHA Grants Program Purpose

The purpose of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Grants Program is to support Hawaiʻi based nonprofit organizations that have projects, programs, and initiatives to serve our Lāhui in alignment with OHA’s Strategic Foundations, Directions & Outcomes. Read more about OHA’s Strategic Plan.

Reminder, to be eligible for OHA Grant funding consideration, an applicant shall:

  • Be registered to do business in the State of Hawaiʻi
  • Provide services to Native Hawaiians and/or Native Hawaiian community(ies) in the State of Hawaiʻi
  • Have an IRS Letter of Determination
  • Be compliant with Hawaiʻi Compliance Express
    • NOTE: Registration with Hawaiʻi Compliance Express may take 3-4 weeks. Please make sure you are registered and all information is up to date. The current CVC (Certificate of Vendor Compliance) from Hawaiʻi Compliance Express is an OHA grant eligibility requirement.

OHA Grants program does not give funds directly to individuals, all funds are distributed through an awarded nonprofit organization.


OHA Grants Program Solicitations

2024 OHA Grant Solicitations ARE NOW OPEN!

  • Pohala MaiʻOhana Experiencing Financial Hardship, COMING SOON!

Organization Capacity Building & Event Grant Types is also COMING SOON!

REMINDER: All application activities will be conducted via the OHA Grants Portal. No hard copies of applications will be made available by OHA or accepted under any circumstances.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • OHA Grants Program’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
    COMING SOON!

OHA Grants Application Process Trainings

  • 2024 OHA Grants Application Process Training (on-demand)
    COMING SOON!

 

  • 2024 OHA Grants Application Process Trainings (in-person & virtual)
    REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

 

      • Virtual Training– 2/23 – 2:00- 4:00pm via Microsoft TEAMs
        Please make sure to RSVP at the link above!

OHA Grants Portal

The OHA Grants Portal is an online application, monitoring, and reporting system for nonprofit organizations who are an applicant or grantee.

Video Tutorials to Navigate the OHA Grants Portal (Foundant):

Applicant

Applicant & Grantee

Application Evaluator


OHA Grant Application Evaluators

Are you interested in being an OHA Grant Application Evaluator?

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be Native Hawaiian
  • Provide fair and objective mana‘o
  • Have knowledge/experience in the assigned grant type/area
  • Have analytical skills and ability to use the database scoring system
  • Have access to a computer with reliable internet
  • Commit the required amount of time to attend a one hour virtual training orientation, complete approximately 10-20 application evaluations, as well as a 2-6 hour virtual evaluation team convene upon completion of evaluations. (Estimated 10-30 hours depending on number of applications you are assigned to evaluate.)

Anticipated Activities

  • Completion of Conflict of Interest Form – To ensure you have no affiliations with applicants.
  • Completion of Confidentiality Form – To ensure a confidential evaluation process.
  • Virtual Grant Application Evaluator Orientation
  • Online Application Evaluation – All applications will be evaluated via the OHA Grants Portal.
  • Virtual Evaluation Team Convene
  • Honorarium – Once the evaluation process is complete, you have the opportunity to accept an honorarium from OHA.

If you are willing to commit to this process, please e-mail grantreview@oha.org with the following information:

  • First & Last Name;
  • Email;
  • Phone Number; and
  • A short statement on why you are interested in being an OHA Grant Application Evaluator.

Upon receipt of the information above, a Grant Evaluator Information Form will be emailed for completion.


OHA Grants E-mail List

If you would like to receive e-mail updates on OHA Grant Solicitations (nonprofit organizations only) please e-mail grantsinfo@oha.org with your organization name and e-mail address.


OHA Annual Report

Link to Annual Reports

Each year OHA shares its list of Grantees in its Annual report.  To view funded projects, click link above.

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