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OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Kūlia Grants

  • Maui Family Support Services, Inc., is awarded  $100,000 for its “Ho‘owaiwai Kaiāulu Project – Maui” which provides a continuum of programs to strengthen the physical and mental wellbeing of ʻohana and keiki, increase social and emotional competence, and improve ʻohana strengths and resilience.
  • Ko‘ihonua is awarded $87,740 for its “Haikuʻumauma” Oʻahu-based project which will provide cultural learning opportunities to adults to ensure the knowledge is safeguarded for future generations.
  • Kulaniakea is awarded $100,000 for its “Hi‘ilei” Oʻahu-based project which will provide Hawaiian language medium infant/toddler care in order to root children in their language, culture and identity from a very young age.
  • Pacific American Foundation (fiscal sponsor for Moanalua Culture Project) is awarded $100,000 for its “Hālau o Huluena” project. Hālau O Huluena’s mission is to preserve and revive a genuine lineal tradition of lāʻau lapaʻau via classes and workshops taught by Kahuna Lāʻau Lapaʻau Roddy Akau.
  • Kukulu Kumuhana o Anahola is awarded $100,000 for its Kauaʻi-based “Hana Ka Lima” which will provide programs and opportunities to the homestead community of Anahola to establish thriving ʻōpio with developed skills and mākua and community leaders who are invested in nurturing ʻŌiwi leaders
  • Bishop Museum is awarded $49,999 for its “Extending Our Reach” project which will bring the museumʻs educational programs to a high percentage of Native Hawaiian students on the islands of Hawaiʻi, Maui, Molokaʻi and Kauaʻi.



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