Hawaii News Programs invited to apply for $1.6M in city grants By Star-Advertiser staff April 22, 2013 Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! Read more Mahalo for reading the Honolulu Star-Advertiser! You're reading a premium story. Read the full story with our Print & Digital Subscription. Subscribe Now Read this story for free: Watch an ad or complete a survey Log In Already a subscriber? Log in now to continue reading this story. Activate Digital Account Print subscriber but without online access? Activate your Digital Account now. The city is offering $1.6 million in grants to qualified nonprofit organizations for programs that will serve economically and/or socially disadvantaged people or support public programs in the arts, culture, economic development or the environment. "We’re looking forward to receiving some exciting offers to do some great work for our community," Mayor Kirk Caldwell said in announcing the grants Friday. The city plans to award nine grants for programs that: » Serve at-risk or alienated youth at Farrington, Campbell, Kapolei and Leilehua high schools. » Support Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area programs in Waipahu, Ewa and Wahiawa. » Plan and/or develop programs in Koolauloa recommended by the Hauula Community Association, including a media arts program at Kahuku High School. » Offer support services and/or rental assistance for homeless individuals and families. A minimum of $250,000 will be given for programs serving Central Oahu and the North Shore. » Provide support and/or residential treatment services for recovering substance abuse offenders. » Help lunch wagons and other mobile food vendors comply with health and safety standards, and identify additional private and/or public venues. » Encourage investment in sustainable and community-based approaches to economic development. » Improve facilities that provide supportive, vocational and residential services for adults with developmental disabilities. » Promote health and wellness. The Request for Proposals is available at the Office of the Division of Purchasing, Department of Budget and Fiscal Services, Honolulu Hale, 530 S. King St., Room 115, or at www.honolulu.gov/pur. All agencies must submit their sealed proposals to the Office of the Division of Purchasing by 4 p.m. April 29. In other grant news, the Hawaii Community Foundation has given two grants totaling $195,000 to St. Francis Healthcare Foundation of Hawaii for its elderly services program. St. Francis received a $120,000, three-year grant from the foundation’s May Templeton Hopper Fund for the Sister Maureen Intergenerational Learning Environment in Manoa to help financially needy people attend adult day care, where they receive socialization and support. The Gwenfread Elaine Allen Fund provided a $75,000, one-year grant to St. Francis Health Services for Senior Citizens to provide baths and other personal care services to frail seniors. Previous Story Sponsors aid Hokule'a's voyage Next Story Special-needs kids' smiles light up teacher's 'Play Days'