OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

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 OHAʻs Strategic Foundations, Directions & Outcomes.


Grants Portal

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

To learn how to use the online application system, view:


Grant Opportunities

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

Reminder, to be eligible for 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

Solicitation No. OHA 21-04 (01 -06)

COVID-19 Impact and Response – Open

OHA is soliciting applications from nonprofit organizations that administer community-based project designed to provide support to Native Hawaiian ‘ohana and communities, needed as a result of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Proposals must identify specific services or activities that will be completed with the grant funds to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in Native Hawaiian ‘ohana and communities.

Application Available Application Deadline
Monday, March 1, 2021 Friday, March 19, 2021 at 2 p.m. (HST)

• OHA 21-04-01 – Oʻahu – $524,380 Click here to read the Solicitation 
• OHA 21-04-02 – Hawaiʻi Island – $582,653 Click here to read the Solicitation 
• OHA 21-04-03 – Maui – $335,994 Click here to read the Solicitation 
• OHA 21-04-04 – Kauaʻi – $169,537 Click here to read the Solicitation 
• OHA 21-04-05 – Molokaʻi – $48,731 Click here to read the Solicitation 
• OHA 21-04-06 – Lanaʻi – $6,311 Click here to read the Solicitation 

Click Here to Begin the Application Process

Click Here to View FAQs

The orientation session is pre-recorded and will be posted as follows:


Solicitation No. OHA 21-05 (01 -06)

ʻOhana & Community Based Program – Open

OHA is soliciting applications from nonprofit organizations that administer project(s) designed to support ‘ohana-based programming that will strengthen Native Hawaiian well-being, including physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional health.  Proposals must identify specific services or activities that will be completed with the grant funds to provide programming that build Native Hawaiian individual and ‘ohana strengths and resilience, protective factors, and improve pilina (relationships).

Application Available Application Deadline
Monday, March 1, 2021 Friday, March 19, 2021 at 2 p.m. (HST)

• OHA 21-05-01 – Oʻahu – $392,500 Click here to read the Solicitation 
• OHA 21-05-02 – Hawaiʻi Island – $436,117 Click here to read the Solicitation 
• OHA 21-05-03 – Maui – $251,493 Click here to read the Solicitation 
• OHA 21-05-04 – Kauaʻi – $126,899 Click here to read the Solicitation 
• OHA 21-05-05 – Molokaʻi – $36,475 Click here to read the Solicitation 
• OHA 21-05-06 – Lanaʻi – $4,724 Click here to read the Solicitation 

Click Here to Begin the Application Process

Click Here to View FAQs

The orientation session is pre-recorded and will be posted as follows:


Solicitation No. 21-03

Homestead Community Grant – OPEN

OHA is soliciting applications from nonprofit organizations that administer community-based program(s) or project(s) designed to strengthen Hawaiian Homestead beneficiaries, families, and communities. Proposals must identify specific services or activities that will be completed with the grant funds to benefit Homestead ‘ohana and communities.

Application Available Application Deadline
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Friday, March 5, 2021 at 2 p.m. (HST)

Click Here to Read the Grant Solicitation

Click Here to Begin the Application Process 

Click Here to View FAQs

The orientation session is pre-recorded and will be posted as follows:


Solicitation No. 21-02

Iwi Kupuna Repatriation & Reinterment Grant – CLOSED

This solicitation is seeking project proposals to support Native Hawaiian Iwi Kupuna Repatriation and Reinterment.

Application Available Application Deadline
Monday, February 1, 2021 Friday, February 19, 2021 at 2 p.m. (HST)

Click Here to Read the Grant Solicitation 

Click Here to Begin the Application Process

Iwi Kupuna Repatriation & Reinterment Grant Orientation:

(For your application, please note that if you are using a fiscal sponsor, you are required to upload the fiscal sponsor’s IRS Letter of Determination verifying tax-exempt nonprofit status. You are also required to upload your fiscal sponsor’s Certificate of Vendor Compliance (CVC) issued by the State of Hawaiʻi. The CVC must be current within three (3) months of this application deadline. If you are using a fiscal sponsor, your organization CVC is not required.)


Solicitation No. 21-01

ʻAhahui Grant – OPEN

The ʻAhahui Grants program provides funding support to nonprofit organizations hosting community events that benefit the Native Hawaiian community.

FY 2021 For events scheduled between Solicitation Available Application Deadline
Round 1 07/01/21 – 12/31/21 02/01/21 03/12/21 @ 2 p.m.

Click Here to Read the Grant Solicitation 

Click Here to Begin the Eligibility Process 

‘Ahahui Grant Orientation:

The orientation session is optional but recommended for applicants. To obtain the Online Orientation information please contact grantsinfo@oha.org within 24 hours from the orientation session.

grantsinfo@oha.org

In your e-mail please include: nonprofit organization name, first and last name of attendee and e-mail.


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