POSTED: 10:11 a.m. HST, Sep 19, 2010
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded Kapiolani Community College $800,000.
HUD officials said the school intends to use its Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Institutions Assisting Communities grant to renovate and connect culinary and continuing education classrooms.
The department said last week that the result will be the creation of the Kapahulu Learning and Outreach Center. Plans call for the center to be energy efficient and environmentally friendly.
HUD officials said such grants aren't intended to directly benefit schools, but will help them undertake a variety of activities, particularly those that benefit low-income people.