OHA Offering $9 million in Grants

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is offering more than $9 million in grants “to strengthen ʻohana (family), moʻomeheu (culture) and ʻāina (land) connections,” the agency announced.

Eligible nonprofits must demonstrate that at least 60 percent of participants are Native Hawaiian and must be able to provide 20 percent in matching funds for larger program grants. OHA’s grants are funded by money from the Pacific Land Trust.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be registered to do business in the State of Hawaiʻi
  • Provide services to Native Hawaiians and/or Native Hawaiian communities in the State of Hawaiʻi
  • Have an IRS letter of determination
  • Be in compliance with Hawaiʻi Compliance Express

“OHA Grants play a key role in providing our beneficiaries with much needed support and services in education, health, housing and economic stability,” said OHA Board Chair Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey. “We look forward to supporting innovative community-based programming throughout the pae ʻāina that help to improve the quality of life for Native Hawaiians.”

To learn more, visit oha.org/grants

Jacob Shafer