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OHA seeks nonprofit to administer $3 million charter school grant

HONOLULU (August 2, 2019) – OHA announced today that it is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations to administer a $3 million grant to support 17 Hawaiian-focused charter schools.

Since 2006, OHA has provided $21.6 million to assist 17 Hawaiian-focused charter schools located throughout the state.  These schools provide innovative culture-based education to more than 4,700 students, more than three quarters of whom are Native Hawaiian.

The grant will support the following Hawaiian-focused charter schools:

  1. Hakipuʻu Learning Center, Kāneʻohe, Oʻahu
  2. Hālau Kū Māna, Makiki, Oʻahu
  3. Ka Waihona o ka Naʻauao, Waiʻanae, Oʻahu
  4. Kamaile Academy, Waiʻanae, Oʻahu
  5. Ke Kula ʻo Samuel M Kamakau, Kāneʻohe, Oʻahu
  6. Mālama Hōnua, Waimānalo, Oʻahu
  7. Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo, Hilo, Hawaiʻi
  8. Kanu o ka ʻĀina, Waimea, Hawaiʻi
  9. Ke Ana Laʻahana, Hilo, Hawaiʻi
  10. Ke Kula ʻo Nāwahīokalaniopuʻu, Keaʻau, Hawaiʻi
  11. Kua o Ka Lā, Pāhoa, Hawaiʻi
  12. Waimea Middle School, Waimea, Hawaiʻi
  13. Kawaikini, Līhuʻe, Kauaʻi
  14. Kanuikapono, Anahola, Kauaʻi
  15. Ke Kula Niʻihau o Kekaha, Kekaha, Kauaʻi
  16. Kula Aupuni Niʻihau a Kahelelani Aloha, Kekaha, Kauaʻi
  17. Kualapuʻu Elementary, Kualapuʻu, Molokaʻi

The purpose of the solicitation is to find a nonprofit organization to administer charter school funding, facilitate reporting, submit reports, conduct site visits, and administer funds for the annual charter school conference coordination and program. The grant period is for two years, from November 1, 2019 through October 31, 2021, with $1.5 million allocated for each year.

The grant award is subject to approval by OHA’s Board of Trustees and subject to the availability of funding.

Nonprofits must submit an online application on or before 2 p.m., Friday, August 30, 2019. Prospective applicants are recommended to a participate in an orientation session scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, August 9, 2019, at OHA’s Honolulu office. Teleconferencing will be available.

For more information about the grant, including the solicitation, online application and orientation schedule, please visit oha.org/grants.

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