Governor Josh Green, M.D. | DHHL Media Release: DHHL Community Development Program Awards Twenty-Three Grants

Governor Josh Green, M.D. | DHHL Media Release: DHHL Community Development Program Awards Twenty-Three Grants

DHHL Media Launch: DHHL Neighborhood Development Software Awards 20-Three Grants

Posted on Dec 21, 2022 in Most up-to-date Section Information, Newsroom

(Kapolei, Oʻahu) – The Division of Hawaiian House Lands (DHHL) has introduced the awarding of 23 grants to 14 recipients who will each individual receive a portion of $8,500,000 of funding as component of the Advancement Grants Plan of DHHL’s Native Hawaiian Development System Strategy (NHDPP).

In this spherical of grants, DHHL solicited proposals for enhancements to present facilities on Hawaiian Household Lands, existing plans and solutions in present homesteads, project implementation, and local community ability constructing

Informational conferences have been held in August 2022 with the closing grant application deadline on Oct 6, 2022. A whole of 32 applications had been received.

The function of the NHDPP is to make improvements to the normal welfare and circumstances of indigenous Hawaiians as a result of training, financial, political, social, cultural, and other plans. The NHDPP allows the Office to apply person and group enhancement courses and services.

For the Fiscal Year 2023, the Hawaiʻi Condition Legislature allotted $10 million in Condition Normal Money to the NHDPP, of which $7.5 million was selected by the Hawaiian Residences Commission (HHC) to the Neighborhood Enhancement Grants Method. The other $2.5 million was established apart for fix and routine maintenance assignments on Hawaiian Home Lands.

In addition to the Legislature funding, HHC accredited a $1 million allocation from the Indigenous Hawaiian Rehabilitation Fund (NHRF) at its June 2022 standard meeting as an extra funding source for the 2022 DHHL Group Advancement Grants system.

Picked grant proposals, award recipients, and project summaries can be seen down below.

Grant for advancements to present services on Hawaiian Residence Lands:

  • $1,000,000 – Ka Waihona O Ka Na‘auao, General public Constitution School for renovations to the university kitchen area and cafeteria. The facility is located makai of the Nanakuli homestead, on Hawaiian Residence Lands, and was crafted in 1933.
  • $1,000,000 – Moloka‘i Homestead Farmers Alliance, dba Moloka‘i Homestead Farmers Alliance, for advancements to Lanikeha Centre, constructed in 2000. Money will be used to proceed renovations, like restroom and sewer advancements. The is an current facility positioned in Ho‘olehua on Hawaiian Dwelling Lands.
  • $1,000,000 – Princess Kahanu Estates Affiliation, dba Princess Kahanu Estates Affiliation (PKE), for improvements to the neighborhood middle and boat yard, designed-in 1995. Money will be made use of for the preparing, design, and development of a licensed kitchen located on a part of the boat yard. This is an current facility found in just the PKE homestead, on Hawaiian Residence Lands.
  • $1,000,000 – Waiohuli Hawaiian Homesteaders Affiliation, Inc., dba Waiohuli Hawaiian Homestead Association, Inc. (WHHA) for enhancements to the WHHA community heart – He Piko No Waiohuli, constructed-in 2016. Cash will be utilized to build an enclosed enhancement for the existing local community kitchen and for safety lights in parking parts. This is an existing facility positioned in the Waiohuli homestead, on Hawaiian Household Lands.
  • $980,000 – Nanakuli Hawaiian Homestead Group Association, dba Nanakuli Hawaiian Homestead Local community Association, for improvements to the Nānākuli Village Centre, crafted in 2019. Money will be utilized for the interior create-out of 3 units in the inline retail space to encourage regional and Indigenous Hawaiian-owned businesses to lease. This is an current facility located on Hawaiian Home Lands.
  • $400,000 – Kalamaula Homesteaders Association, dba Kalamaula Homesteaders Affiliation, for improvements to Kiowea Park, built in the 1990s. The proposed venture is to tackle community security worries. Cash will be applied for advancements to the parking large amount to maximize security and accessibility for all those people who use the park, particularly Kupuna and individuals bodily challenged. This is an existing facility located on Hawaiian Household Lands.

Grant for present programs and providers in present Homesteads:

  • $500,000 – Habitat for Humanity International, dba Habitat for Humanity Maui, Inc. to extend and aid its 20-calendar year-aged residence fix method to precisely serve lessees. Resources will be utilised for house safety repairs for economically-disadvantaged lessees in the County of Maui – islands of Maui, Lāna‘i, and Moloka‘i.
  • $500,000 – Ke Kula Nui ‘o Waimānalo, dba Ke Kula Nui O Waimanalo (KKNOW) to grow and assistance its 13-year-previous Mini Ahupua‘a for Way of life and Mea‘ai through Aquaponics (MALAMA) method. Funds will be used to broaden MALAMA to lessees in Kona and the island of Moloka‘i in response to requests from those homestead locations. Resources will also be employed to help lessees to keep their present aquaponics methods in Waimānalo, Maui, and East Hawai‘i homesteads. As section of MALAMA, KKNOW will continue to construct homestead capability to develop into trainers and community sources in their possess homesteads.
  • $447,344 – Kula No Na Po‘e Hawai‘i to extend and support its two-yr-old Ho‘okele System to lessees in the Papakōlea region. Resources will be utilised to guidance 60 beneficiaries with housing placement, conduct 15 workshops and aid lessees to comprehensive programs for more wrap-all-around companies and plans.
  • $400,000 – Moloka‘i Homestead Farmers Alliance, dba Moloka‘i Homestead Farmers Alliance to aid its 4-yr-outdated COVID Relief program. Funds will be utilized to distribute food stuff, make, very hot foods, household treatment offers, and certificates for drugstore/prescription purchases for lessees island-huge.
  • $331,100 – Aina Alliance for its Makai Administration venture. Began in 2021, the project is for land restoration and local community enrichment as a result of aina-dependent understanding and perpetuating cultural concepts in the Anahola homestead. Resources will be utilized to help ongoing endeavours to crystal clear and maintain around 400 acres of Hawaiian Property Lands to handle worries of homelessness, trash dumping, and fireplace dangers. This effort also will serve as a secure, outside neighborhood learning environment.
  • $170,000 – Waiohuli Hawaiian Homesteaders Affiliation, Inc., dba Waiohuli Hawaiian Homesteaders Association, Inc. for its 5-calendar year-previous Waiohuli Economic Improvement Options Application (WE-DO). This is a education and mentoring application for lessees in Waiohuli and Kēōkea homesteads to develop capability relevant to normal development and supportive providers through the progress approach of a learn-planned group.

Grant for Job Implementation:

  • $100,000 – Ho‘opili Farmers Association for a mulching system to guide lessees with gardening and farming. The program features training lessees in making use of mulch and inputs working with Korean natural farming methods and furnishing a shipping and delivery services to lessees who do not have entry to mulch. HFA intends to use a peer-to-peer system, the place beneficiaries are conducting the training for fellow beneficiaries. Proposed application supply places are Ho‘olehua, Kalamaula, Kamiloloa, A person Alii, and Kapaakea homesteads.
  • $100,000 – Kalamaula Homesteaders Association, dba Kalamaula Homesteaders Affiliation to handle safety concerns inside Kalamaula homestead. Secondly, money will be utilized to buy batteries for the photograph-voltaic ability program for the new Kiowea Park Pavilion.
  • $100,000 – Kanehili Local community Affiliation, dba c/o Hawaiiana Management Co., Ltd. for the Kapolei Regional Program Task: Preserve and Create Parks to Assistance the Homestead Community. Cash will be applied to continue the scheduling section and start the structure of the Kānehili park (Phase 2). The park is meant to provide beneficiaries and the general general public.
  • $100,000 – Ka ‘Ohana O Kahikinui, Inc. (KOOK) for the Kahikinui Regional Program Undertaking: Pūnāwai Challenge and Water Infrastructure Enhancements. The proposed undertaking is an revolutionary fog drip water assortment and distribution method to source non-potable drinking water for lessees in Kahikinui homestead. Cash will be utilized for protective fencing for the system and to complement a present DHHL grant to KOOK for venture expense overruns.
  • $100,000 – ‘O Maku‘u Ke Kahua Neighborhood Centre, dba Maku‘u Farmers Marketplace for setting up and design of a new group middle situated in the Maku‘u homestead. Money will be used for updating programs, acquiring permits, and starting up construction.
  • $100,000 – Princess Kahanu Estates Affiliation, dba Princess Kahanu Estates Affiliation to set up a community-centered landscaping assistance to preserve homestead widespread parts.
  • $100,000 – Waiohuli Hawaiian Homesteaders Affiliation, Inc., dba Waiohuli Hawaiian Homesteaders Association, Inc. (WHHA) to comprehensive scheduling and thanks diligence (HRS Chapter 343 Environmental and 6E compliance) for approximately 150 acres of Hawaiian Residence Lands. WHHA intends to use the land to provide as the web-site to carry out the Waioihuli Financial Development Possibilities (WE DO) program.

Grant for Community Capacity Setting up:

  • $15,000 – Ho‘opili Farmers Association for board schooling, membership outreach, strategic setting up, and completing a enterprise strategy.
  • $15,000 – ‘O Maku‘u Ke Kahua Community Center, dba Maku‘u Farmers Market place for strategic preparing, creating collateral supplies for upcoming grant producing, and producing a grants administration program.
  • $15,000 – Princess Kahanu Estates Association, dba Princess Kahanu Estates Association (PKEA), for membership outreach and to perpetuate cultural practices. Money will be used to extend PKEA’s Kanikapila classes by including ukulele courses and a Hula Halau for keiki.
  • $15,000 – Waiohuli Hawaiian Homesteaders Association, Inc., dba Waiohuli Hawaiian Homesteaders Affiliation, Inc. to protected technical support for board governance, leadership succession, system enhancement, promoting, and neighborhood outreach.


About the Office of Hawaiian Residence Lands:

The Division of Hawaiian Home Lands carries out Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole’s eyesight of rehabilitating native Hawaiians by returning them to the land. Recognized by U.S. Congress in 1921, with the passage of the Hawaiian Homes Fee Act, the Hawaiian homesteading plan operate by DHHL involves administration of about 200,000 acres of land statewide with the specific goal of establishing and offering homesteading.

Media Get hold of:

Cedric Duarte

Information and facts and Community Relations Officer
Office of Hawaiian Home Lands
(808) 620-9591

[email protected]