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Kulia Grants

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Office of Hawaiian Affairs
Nov 16, 2018

For program related questions:

For questions about the online application system:
Karlen Oneha


Kulia Grants provide funding for projects that align with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs' mission and strategic priorities.

Strategic priorities include:

  • Health:
    • Obesity
    • Physical activity
    • Nutrition
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Economic Self-Sufficiency:
    • Increasing home ownership and housing stability among renters within the Native Hawaiian community
    • Increasing Native-Hawaiian family income
  • Education:
    • Increasing the percentage of Native Hawaiian students who meet or exceed reading and math standards in middle and high school
    • Boosting the graduation rate at the post-secondary level
  • Culture:
    • Preserving Hawaiian culture
    • Increasing Native Hawaiians appreciation and participation in cultural activities
  • Governance:
    • Move Native Hawaiians toward self-determination and self-sufficiency
    • Create a governing entity that would define Native Hawaiians as a political rather than racial group

Applicants must have IRS tax-exempt nonprofit status, be registered to do business in the State of Hawaii, and have a minimum of 3 years of experience operating a program serving Native Hawaiians related to the proposed program service. Additional eligibility requirements are listed in the application instructions.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $100,000
Award floor: $25,000
Project period: 1 year
Estimated total program funding: $500,000

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions , and the online application portal are available on the program website.

Potential applicants are required to attend an orientation session. The orientation schedule is listed on the program website, and web conferencing is available.

Tagged as
American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Community and economic development · Environmental health · Food security and nutrition · Housing and homelessness · Income · Obesity and weight control · Physical activity · Schools · Self-sufficiency · Hawaii

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