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Maui Non-Profits Included in Grant-in-Aid Funding Proposal

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MEDB’s grants are inspiring students through robotics, digital media, clean energy, agriculture, hydroponics, engineering and other STEM-related programs. Photo courtesy MEDB.

MEDB’s grants are inspiring students through robotics, digital media, clean energy, agriculture, hydroponics, engineering and other STEM-related programs. File photo courtesy MEDB.

By Wendy Osher

House and Senate budget conferees approved more than $10 million in grant-in-aid funds for nonprofit organizations on every island in the state.

Funding allocations in the measure include the following Maui specific funds:

  • $927,000 for Maui Family Support Services;
  • $550,000 for the Maui Economic Development Board;
  • $210,000 for Hale Mahaʻolu;
  • $140,000 for Maui Economic Opportunity;
  • $125,000 for the Hui Mālama Learning Center; and
  • $50,000 for the Maui High School Booster Club.

“This year there was once again uncertainty over the amount of discretionary funding available for Grant-in-Aid,” said Representative Ty Cullen, lead House grant-in-aid manager in a legislative press release.

“Fortunately, the House and Senate were able to put together a little over $10 million to support our local community and service groups, who assist a wide range of individuals within our community and are an integral part of our social safety net providing essential services for our state,” said Cullen.

The appropriations were made as negotiators announced an agreement on House Bill 1700, which represents the overall state budget. The bill now goes before the full House and Senate for a final vote on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.


House lawmakers released the following list of other grant-in-aid funds included in the bill:

  • Adult Friends for Youth 150,000
  • After-School All-Stars Hawaiʻi 75,000
  • Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawaii 180,000
  • Best Buddies Hawaiʻi, LLC 125,000
  • Catholic Charities Hawaiʻi 100,000
  • Child and Family Service 100,000
  • Child and Family Service 75,000
  • Domestic Violence Action Center 200,000
  • ʻEwa Historical Society, Inc 100,000
  • Family Hui Hawaiʻi 255,152
  • Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of Oʻahu 120,000
  • Gregory House Programs 60,000
  • Hale ʻŌpio Kauaʻi, Inc. 105,406
  • Hawaiʻi Academy of Science 155,000
  • Hawaiʻi Agricultural Foundation 466,339
  • Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities 72,366
  • Hawaiʻi County Economic Opportunities Council 200,000
  • Hawaiʻi Family Law Clinic 355,000
  • Hawaiʻi Fashion Incubator LLC 100,000
  • Hawaiʻi Institute of Integrative Health 200,000
  • Hawaiʻi Public Health Association 49,500
  • Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra 400,000
  • Hoʻokākoʻo Corporation 115,926
  • Hoʻokūpaʻa 200,000
  • Kahoʻomiki 200,000
  • Kalani Honua 92,362
  • Kapahulu Center 100,000
  • Katsu Goto Memorial Committee 40,000
  • Kona Historical Society 200,000
  • Kula No Na Poʻe Hawaiʻi 80,000
  • Legal Aid Society of Hawaiʻi 150,000
  • Life Foundation 150,000
  • Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke 102,680
  • Mālama O Puna 107,672
  • Mōʻiliʻili Community Center 50,000
  • Navatek Boat Builders 556,775
  • Navatek Ltd. 450,000
  • Parents and Children Together 150,000
  • Parents and Children Together 100,000
  • Polynesian Voyaging Society 500,000
  • Project Vision Hawaiʻi 79,214
  • Read To Me International Foundation 237,400
  • Susannah Wesley Community Center 100,000
  • The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaiʻi 200,000
  • Volcano Art Center 15,000
  • Volunteer Legal Services Hawaiʻi 250,000
  • Waikīkī Community Center, Inc. 60,000
  • Young Men’s Christian Association of Honolulu 100,000
  • Young of Heart Workshop 100,000

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