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OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Statement from OHA Chair Lindsey on Nā Wai ʻEhā case decision

STATEMENT FROM OHA BOARD CHAIR CARMEN “HULU” LINDSEY ON NĀ WAI ʻEHĀ CONTESTED CASE HEARING FINAL DECISION AND ORDER Yesterday’s Nā Wai ʻEhā decision and order represents a historic and long-awaited step in the ongoing struggle to uphold the public…

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OHA awards $1.77 million in COVID-19 Impact & Response Grants to help community recovery

Another $700,000 will go to Kūlia and Native Hawaiian Teacher Education grant awardees  HONOLULU (June 25, 2021) – Programs helping to mitigate learning struggles endured by young learners during the pandemic, provide psychiatric services to Native Hawaiians and provide food…

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Statement from OHA Chair on HB499

June 25, 2021 STATEMENT FROM OHA CHAIR CARMEN “HULU” LINDSEY ON HB499 I am extremely disappointed by the Governor’s recent decision to not consider HB499 for a veto. This decision by the Governor ensures that this controversial bill, which OHA…

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Mai Ka Pō Mai

New guidance document to integrate Native Hawaiian culture into management of Papahānaumokuākea

The Co-Trustees of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM) today released Mai Ka Pō Mai, a historic guidance document that will help federal and state agencies further integrate Native Hawaiian culture into all areas of management of the 582,578-square mile protected region in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

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OHA seeks community input on new biennium budget

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) is making its preliminary budget for fiscal years 2022 and 2023 available to the public for comment.

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OHA makes $1 million available for Emergency Financial Assistance Program

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) announced today it is making $1,044,253 available to implement an emergency financial assistance program for Native Hawaiians.

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OHA seeking Development Consultant for commercial properties

HONOLULU (May 27, 2021)- The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) has begun accepting proposals from qualified individuals and firms to provide real estate planning and development advisory services as a consultant related to its commercial real estate property portfolio.  The “In-House Development Consultant” will work as OHA’s trusted advisor responsible for…

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OHA’S new ʻOhana and Community Program Grants provide $1.25 million in awards to 14 nonprofits statewide

HONOLULU (May 21, 2021) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs today announced grant awards totaling $1.25 million that will support the Native Hawaiian community through its new ‘Ohana and Community Program Grants. A total of 14 nonprofit organizations on Hawaiʻi,…

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OHA awards nearly $600,000 in grants to support the Native Hawaiian community

HONOLULU (April 30,  2021) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs today announced the release of $594,079 through three grant programs that will support Native Hawaiian communities.  OHA’s newly created Homestead Community Grant awards $278,095 to address community needs and improve the quality of life of homesteaders. Funded projects include building…

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Mana i Mauli Ola

New Strategic Plan will guide OHA’s work through 2035

HONOLULU (April 1, 2021) – With an overall goal of bringing vision and execution together through effective strategy implementation, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs today unveiled “Mana i Mauli Ola (Strength to Wellbeing),” the organization’s 15-year strategic plan. “This plan is the result…

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