OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs



The purpose of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Grants Program is to support non-profit organizations who have projects, programs, and initiatives that address OHA’s six Strategic Priorities and accompanying Strategic Results contained in OHA’s 2010-2018 Strategic Plan.

Link to OHA Grants Portal

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

Grant Opportunities

Program Type Timeframe
Community Grant Program Biennium Funding, Programmatic Currently Closed, expected open date: Spring 2020
Kūlia Grant Program Single-year Funding, Programmatic Currently Closed, expected open date: TBD
ʻAhahui Grant Program One-time Funding, Programmatic Currently Closed, expected open date: Fall 2019

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


Emergency Financial Assistance Grant

The purpose of this solicitation is to contract for services to support OHA’s Strategic Priority of Economic Self-Sufficiency. The Solicitation programs will assist Native Hawaiians to address unexpected crises and to improve stability during emergency situations; increase financial literacy; and receive referral and case management services.

Application Available Application Deadline
June 28, 2019 July 26, 2019 at 2 p.m. (HST)

Click here to read the Grant Solicitation.
Click here to begin the application process.

Orientation Sessions:

  • Skype Statewide, Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Skype Statewide, Tuesday July 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
  • On-site, Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
    • Location:
      Office of Hawaiian Affairs
      560 N. Nimitz Hwy. Suite 200
      Honolulu, HI. 96817

To obtain the Skype information please send your request to ladyg@oha.org

ʻAhahui Grants – OPEN

The ʻAhahui Grants program provides funding support to eligible organizations hosting community events that benefit the Native Hawaiian community and align with OHA’s Strategic Results.

FY 2020 For events scheduled between Application Available Application Deadline
Round 2 January 1 –  June 30, 2020 August 5, 2019 September 13, 2019

Click here to read the Grant Solicitation.

Link to OHA Grants Portal

‘Ahahui Orientation Sessions:

Round 2:

  • Friday, August 9, 2019 – 10:00 am to 11:00 am HST (Skype Online Orientation)
  • Monday, August 12, 2019 – 9:00 am to 10:00 am HST

OHA Honolulu Office
560 N. Nimitz Hwy., Suite 200
Honolulu, HI 96817

To register (maximum 2 per organization due to limited seating) for an orientation session, contact grantsinfo@oha.org. Skype information available upon request.

Fiscal Biennium 2020-2021 Community Grants – CLOSED

The Programmatic Community Grants Program supports non-profit organizations whose projects and programs serve the Native Hawaiian community and align with OHA’s Strategic Results.

Orientation Powerpoint Presentation

Click on the links in the table below to read the full solicitation for each grant category.

Solicitation Number Description Application Closed
20-01 Culture Perpetuating Culture CLOSED
20-02a Health: Substance Abuse  Substance Abuse Services CLOSED
20-02b Health:  Kūpuna Care Kūpuna and Caregiver Support Services CLOSED
20-03 Education To Improve Native Hawaiian Conditions of Learning CLOSED
20-04 Housing Rental and Home Ownership Services CLOSED
20-05 Income Vocational Training, GED and Employment Services CLOSED
20-06 Land Pae ‘Āina Protection and Stewardship CLOSED

Kūlia Grants –  CLOSED 

The Kūlia Grants provide funding to eligible organizations with programs that benefit the Native Hawaiian Community and align with OHA’s broad Strategic Priorities and mission. These grants are provided as a pilot program.

Read the full solicitation here.

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