Wednesday, July 7, 2010

OHA Community Grants program provides opportunities for Native Hawaiians in 2011

From: Office of Hawaiian Affairs []

OHA community grants program provides opportunities for Native Hawaiians in 2011

HONOLULU – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Community Grants program commences on July 1, 2010 for the 2011 fiscal year. “In the midst of tough economic times, OHA is pleased that it is still able to continue to financially support the community through its grants program. OHA’s 2010-2016 Strategic Plan will help us focus our efforts to get the maximum impact from the monies we expend in our quest to serve Native Hawaiians,” expressed OHA’s Chief Executive Officer Clyde Nämu‘o.

For the past decade, OHA has provided the community with millions of dollars through its various grant programs. These programs have been a part of OHA’s unwavering commitment to bettering the lives of Native Hawaiians.

“We look forward to another year of supporting community organizations statewide that are committed to making a difference in the lives of Native Hawaiians,” said OHA Chairperson S. Haunani Apoliona. “Collaborations and partnerships with non-profit service providers throughout the state are crucial to our mission of building a thriving Hawaiian community.”

Programs that will address immediate community needs and lay foundations for long-term capacity building of organizations are encouraged to apply for funding. OHA’s 2010-2016 Strategic Plan will be the guide for applicants to develop activities, events, projects, and programs that are directly linked to strategic priorities and results.

Information and training sessions will be conducted statewide to assist applicants on how to apply for funding. For more information on workshops or to obtain an application, please visit or call 594-1961.

For more information contact
Ed Nishioka, OHA Communications Manager

About OHA...

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, (OHA) is a unique, independent state agency established through the Hawai‘i State Constitution and statutes to advocate for the betterment of conditions of all Native Hawaiians, with a Board of Trustees elected by the voters of Hawai‘i. OHA is guided by a vision and mission to ensure the perpetuation of the culture, protect the entitlements of Native Hawaiians, and build a strong and healthy Hawaiian people and nation. For more information, visit

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