POSTED: 7:07 p.m. HST, May 30, 2011
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is awarding $4.3 million to 12 organizations tasked with improving education, health and income of Native Hawaiians.
OHA estimated that 13,000 Native Hawaiians will directly benefit from the programs. Each organization will receive between $150,000 and $725,000 over the next two years.
The funding will go toward programs helping troubled teams, increasing access to early childhood education and providing financial advice on money management, wealth building and credit counseling.
Organizations receiving funding are Hawaii First Federal Credit Union, Aha Punana Leo, Partners in Development Foundation, Waianae Coast Community Mental Health Center Inc., Mana Maoli, Koa Ike, Hawaiian Community Assets, Pacific American Foundation, Maui Economic Opportunity Inc., Hui Malama I Ke Kai Foundation, Family Nurturing Center of Hawaii Inc. and Hale Kipa Inc.