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OHA awards nearly $70,000 in ʻAhahui event grants

HONOLULU (June 30, 2023) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs has announced the selection of seven community events that have been awarded nearly $70,000 in ʻAhahui grants.

OHA’s ʻAhahui grants provide funding support to nonprofit organizations hosting events that provide significant benefit to the Native Hawaiian community and align with OHA’s strategic plan framework.

“These are events that help strengthen our foundational principles of ʻohana, moʻomeheu and ʻāina and will benefit not only Native Hawaiians but the broader public as well. We are proud to partner with these groups,” said OHA Board Chair Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey.

The Living Life Source Foundation was awarded $9,830 for its Waiakeakua Reforestion project scheduled for October. Native koa and ʻōhia trees will be planted in the Waiakeakua Forest located in upper Mānoa Valley.

Awarded $10,000 grants were: the Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association, for its Hōʻihi event at the Royal Hawaiian Center intended to engage the community about the wahi pana of Wakīkī; Hāna Arts, to help support the Hāna Farmer’s Market on Maui; the Kualoa-Heʻeia Ecumenical Youth Project, to support the Koʻolau ʻOhana Festival in Kāneʻohe;  Huliaupaʻa, for its Kaliʻuokapaʻakai Collective Wahi Kūpuna Stewardship Conference; and Adult Friends for Youth, for its PEARL Convention.

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs Grants Program supports Hawaiʻi-based nonprofit organizations that have projects, programs and initiatives that serve the lāhui in alignment with OHAʻs strategic plan. For more on OHA’s Grants Program please visit www.oha.org/grants.

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