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$8.9 Million in OHA Grants Available for Non-Profits

December 10, 2012, 8:02 AM HST
* Updated December 10, 8:04 AM
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OHA employee Shannon Toriki leads an orientation session that drew more than 60 potential grant applicants. Courtesy photo, OHA.

By Wendy Osher

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs completed a week-long series of workshops centered on $8.9 million in grant funding for community organizations.

OHA officials say the grant workshops drew an estimated 230 participants, representing various non-profit organizations.

Two-year grants in amounts ranging from $100,000 to $500,000 will be available to fund several priority areas that that aim to improve conditions within the Hawaiian community.

Seven specific priority areas highlighted include:

  • Improving the health of Hawaiians
  • Perpetuating Hawaiian culture
  • Protecting natural resources
  • Expanding housing opportunities
  • Improving test scores of Hawaiian students in the middle and high schools
  • Creating career-broadening opportunities
  • Improving prenatal services for Native Hawaiians
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The deadline to apply is January 16, 2013.  The two-year funding period runs from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2015.

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More information is available by calling (808) 594-1986; emailing: [email protected]; or visiting www.oha.org.

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