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OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Application Form: Kanaaho Grant for Lahaina & Kula

Summary

The OHA Kanaaho Grant for Lahaina and Kula is now open to kōkua eligible Native Hawaiian homeowners and renters who experienced hardship in the Maui wildfires.

OHA Kanaaho Grant for Lahaina & Kula

The purpose of the OHA Kanaaho Grant is to provide direct financial assistance to beneficiaries to address the impacts of disasters. The grant funds will support the empowerment of impacted Native Hawaiians to determine their own greatest needs, to meet those needs in the face of disaster, and improve the economic stability of Native Hawaiians.

ELIGIBILITY

Disaster Aid funding will be distributed to qualified head of households who meet all of the eligible criteria below:
  1. Applicant must be Native Hawaiian (Verification Required);
  2. Experienced hardship due to disaster;
  3. Provide proof of Residency
  4. Provide proof of Home Ownership or Proof of Rentership
  5. Submit a signed W-9 form

Your Personal Information

Your Name(Required)
MM slash DD slash YYYY
Gender(Required)
When is the best time for us to reach you via telephone?
Your Email Address
Secondary Email Address
Current Mailing Address(Required)
Current Address of Residence (if different from mailing address)

Disaster Grant Aid Being Applied For

DISASTER GRANT AID BEING APPLIED FOR(Required)
Home owners qualify for a $9,000 grant. Renters qualify for a $4,000 grant. Please mark the appropriate grant award below.

Impacted Residence

Impacted Residence Information(Required)
The impacted residence must have been the principal residence for the family/individual, where the family/individual lived prior to the disaster.
Impacted Address Status(Required)

What are the current needs of the members of your household?

Care
Employment
Funerary
Housing
Personal
Transportation

Required Documents

All files must be submitted to complete application.
Drop files here or
Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, jpg, png, Max. file size: 25 MB.
    Hawaiian Ancestry Verification(Required)
    Current OHA Hawaiian Registry Program Card; Birth Certificate. (Photocopies are acceptable); Kamehameha Schools Ho‘oulu letter, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (lease or on the wait list). For non-Native Hawaiian parent or guardian, see next section.
    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, jpg, png, Max. file size: 25 MB.
      For example, Voter Registration, Car Registration, Utility Bill, Bank Statement, 2022 Tax Return, FEMA Proof of Damage, HIEMA letter, Letter from the County of Maui, inclusion in the Maui Wildfire Damage Log
      Drop files here or
      Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, jpg, png, Max. file size: 25 MB.
        For example, House Deed, Mortgage Statement, Rental Agreement, Rental Receipt with street address, State Tax Record, Maui County Property Tax or utility bill (for renters only)
        Drop files here or
        Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, jpg, png, Max. file size: 25 MB.
          A signed W-9 form is required for payment purposes only. The grant will not be taxed. The form is available at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf
          Drop files here or
          Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, jpg, png, Max. file size: 25 MB.

            REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-NATIVE HAWAIIAN PARENT OR GUARDIAN

            (Only for parent or guardian applying on behalf of a Native Hawaiian minor or dependent)
            Dependent's Name
            MUST HAVE: 1) Birth Certificate of dependent; and legal guardianship/adoption documentation for dependent, or DHS 1508 form, paperwork from DHS acknowledging the foster child relationship or power of attorney. Native Hawaiian dependent must meet the Native Hawaiian verification requirements. 2) Please use the parent or guardian’s information for the application. Parent or guardian must meet all other requirements: proof of residency, proof of ownership or rental status, and signed W-9.
            Upload legal guardianship/adoption documentation for dependent, power of attorney, DHS 1508 form, paperwork from DHS acknowledging the foster child relationship. Native Hawaiian dependent must meet the Native Hawaiian verification requirements.
            Drop files here or
            Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, jpg, png, Max. file size: 25 MB.

              OHA Hawaiian Registry Program

              (Optional - enrolling in the OHA Hawaiian Registry Program is encouraged)
              OHA HAWAIIAN REGISTRY PROGRAM ENROLLMENT

              Terms and Conditions

              Agreements(Required)
              By checking all of the statements below, and by signing this application, I attest to the following:

              Certification

              I certify that the above is true.
              MM slash DD slash YYYY
              This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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