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OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs
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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.  To read more about OHAʻs Strategic Plan, click here.

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
  • Have an IRS letter of Determination
  • Compliant with Hawaiʻi Compliance Express

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


Solicitations

Solicitations Available:
  • Solicitation Details: Click here to view
  • Solicitation #22-03 – Community Grant Program – Health: Click here to view
  • Solicitation #22-04 – Community Grant Program – Economic Stability: Click here to view
  • Solicitation #22-05 – ʻŌlelo Hawai‘i Community Research Grants: Click here to view
    • DEADLINE EXTENDED
  • Solicitation #22-06 – Community Grant Program – ‘Āina: Click here to view
  • Solicitation #22-07 – Community Grant Program – Mo’omeheu: Click here to view
  • Solicitation #22-09 – ʻOhana Grants: Click here to view
  • Solicitation #22-10 – Iwi Kupuna Repatriation & Reinterment Grant: Click here to view
  • Solicitation #22-11 – Community Grant – Homestead Community: Click here to view
Solicitations Coming Soon:
  • Solicitation #22-12 – Post Secondary Scholarship Grant Program
Solicitations Closed:
  • Solicitation #22-08 – ʻAhahui Grant Program: Click here to view
  • Solicitation #22-01.01 – Community Grant – Housing: Click here to view
  • Solicitation #22-02.01 – Community Grant Program – Education: Click here to view

Solicitation Orientations & Work Sessions

Orientation Resources


Communications

  • Click here for FAQ’s *04.27.22 Amended response to question #30 (60% Native Hawaiian Serving Organization)

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 Evaluator 

Are you interested in being an OHA Grant Evaluator? Below are the Requirements and Anticipated Activities:

  • Be Native Hawaiian
  • Provide fair and objective mana‘o
  • Have knowledge/experience with the grant area assigned
  • 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 one-hour training, two-hour team meeting and complete approximately 10-20 application reviews
  • Conflict check – will be conducted to ensure you have no affiliations with applicants.
  • Confidentiality – requires your signature to ensure a confidential process.
  • Online evaluation – all applications will be evaluated via the OHA Grants Portal.
  • Review time commitment – estimated 10-30 hours depending on number of applications you are assigned to review.
  • Review of applications – 2-20 applications to review depending on which solicitation you are assigned to.
  • Attend mandatory meetings – up to 2 virtual meetings will be scheduled.
  • Honorarium – once the reviewer process is complete, you have the opportunity to accept an honorarium from OHA.

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

  • First name, Last name;
  • Email;
  • Phone Number; and
  • A short statement on why you are interested in being an OHA Grant evaluator.

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


Already an OHA Grantee?

  • Click Here for Grantee Information.

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.


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.

Providing Resources

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