OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs



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

ʻAhahui Grants

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 2018 For events scheduled between Application Available Application Deadline
Round 1 July 1 – December 31, 2017 February 24, 2017 CLOSED
Round 2 January 1 –  June 30, 2018 July 21, 2017 CLOSED

The application for ‘Ahahui Round II is now closed. View the full ‘Ahahui Grant Solicitation

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

View power point slides from Round II orientation

View a list of FY18 ʻAhahui Round I Awardees

Fiscal Biennium 2018-2019 Administering Higher Education Scholarships

The Fiscal Biennium 2018-2019 Administering Higher Education Scholarships Solicitation seeks applicants to administer higher education scholarships to Native Hawaiian students attending accredited post-secondary institutions.

Grant Solicitation 18-08 Time Period For School Year (SY) Grant Amount Application Deadline
18-08: Administering Higher Education Scholarships November 1 2017- December 31, 2020 SY 2018-19 $550,000* CLOSED
SY 2019-20 $550,000*
Total: $1,100,000*

*Subject to availability of funds.

Fiscal Biennium 2018-2019 Programmatic Grants

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. Full details of this grant program for the two-year funding period July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2019 are available now.

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

Solicitation Number Description Application Closed
18-01 Housing Rental and Home Ownership Services CLOSED
18-02 Income Employment Services CLOSED
18-03 Health Obesity and Physical Health Improvement Services CLOSED
18-04 Education Improving Middle and High School Testing Scores CLOSED
18-05 Culture Perpetuating Culture CLOSED
18-06 Land Pae ‘Āina Sustainability CLOSED

Additional resources relating to the Community Programmatic Grants Program are available below:

Complete list of FB 2018-2019 Programmatic Grants awardees.

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