POSTED: 07:01 p.m. HST, May 24, 2011
Educational programs for Native Hawaiians are to receive more than $41 million in federal funding this fiscal year.
According to a news release from U.S. Sen. Dan Inouye's office on Monday, the programs include early and pre-school education, Hawaiian language immersion curriculum, higher education scholarships and culturally targeted drug prevention.
The funds are to be awarded on a competitive basis to institutions serving Native Hawaiians in Hawaii.
Inouye says in a statement Native Hawaiians confront a variety of educational challenges and the money can help provide the education students need to succeed.