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$28 Million in DOE Funding Announced for Native Hawaiian Programs

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US Sen. Mazie Hirono.

The US Department of Education is awarding more than $28 million in 35 grants through the Native Hawaiian Education Program. Grants are being awarded to various Native Hawaiian educational organizations, Native Hawaiian community-based organizations, and other similar organizations.

“This funding will support Native Hawaiians across our state by providing support for Native Hawaiian students, parents, and teachers through a variety of programs,” Hirono said. “I will continue to advocate for strong funding in programs that invest in Native Hawaiian communities, especially because Native Hawaiians have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.”

The grantees include the following organizations:

  • University of Hawaiʻi (systemwide): $9,348,569
  • Maui Family Support Services, Inc.: $776,400
  • Friends of the Future: $1,895,786
  • Papa Ola Lōkahi: $740,577
  • Hula Preservation Society: $260,948
  • Mālama Loko Ea Foundation: $733,150
  • Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture: $350,471
  • Awaiaulu, Inc.: $748,934
  • Kai Loa, Inc.: $512,494
  • Kamalani Academy: $675,919
  • Hoʻoulu Lāhui Inc.: $431,052
  • Keiki O Ka ʻĀina Family Learning Centers: $2,207,987
  • Ke Kula ʻo Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu: $1,278,423
  • Kanu o ka ‘Āina Learning ʻOhana: $1,385,750
  • Pacific American Foundation: $540,000
  • Partners in Development Foundation: $2,527,045
  • Consortium for Hawaii Ecological Engineering Education: $787,433
  • Hui Mauli Ola: $558,798
  • Kūlaniākea: $651,424
  • Hui Mālama O Ke Kai Foundation: $365,593
  • Ho’okako’o Corporation: $576,640
  • Hanona: $742,252


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