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Senator Schatz Announces Over $1.5 Million for Native Hawaiian Programs

Today, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz announced $1.56 million from the Department of Health and Human Services for Native Hawaiian programs aimed at developing sustainable agriculture, creating stronger families, and expanding job opportunities by funding community-based projects.

Sen. Brian Schatz

Sen. Brian Schatz

“The grants announced today will provide job and educational opportunities that will help Native Hawaiian families ensure greater economic self-sufficiency, and better lives for their children,” said U.S. Senator Brian Schatz. “In Hawai‘i, our Native Hawaiian communities suffer from disproportionately high poverty and unemployment rates, making funding like this all the more impactful.”

  • $476,134 Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategy grant for the Hina’i: Hawai’i Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture at the Hawaii Alliance for Community Based Economic Development from the Administration for Children and Families and the Administration for Native Americans
  • $396,498 Social And Economic Development grant for the Mana Mele Youth Development Project at Mana Maoli from the Administration for Children and Families and the Administration for Native Americans
  • $396,336 Social And Economic Development grant for Hale Mua at the Aha Kane Foundation for the Advancement Of Native Hawaiian to re-establish practices of traditional Hawaiian male responsibilities, including preparation of adolescent males for adulthood and their roles as men in families, community and society from the Administration for Children and Families and the Administration for Native Americans
  • $295,846 Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategy grant for the Employment Readiness and Career Pathways Support Services Program for Native Hawaiians at the Native Nations Education Foundation from the Administration for Children and Families and the Administration for Native Americans