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Kupuna and Caregiver Support Services

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
Jan 4, 2019

Program contact:
Jason Paloma

Online submission contact:
Karlen Oneha


The Office of Hawaiian Affairs provides grants for projects that focus on providing services for Native Hawaiian kupuna (elders) and/or Native Hawaiian caregivers through the development and implementation of a comprehensive approach to aging in place.

The program's goal is to improve health conditions among Hawaiians by implementing wrap around services for kupuna and their caregivers to attain health equity through projects that focus on:

  • Providing kupuna and caregivers resources and services for healthcare
  • Providing services for kupuna and caregivers for overall well-being
  • Providing activities to enhance day to day living for kupuna
  • Providing cultural nutrition and healthy lifestyles for kupuna and caregivers

A list of service activities is provided in the application instructions.

The target population for participants are Native Hawaiians aged 65 or older who are aging in place or in a licensed facility. Native Hawaiian caregivers are those caregivers who provide in place kupuna care for family members and provide such services at 20 hours or more a week.


Eligible applicants are tax-exempt nonprofit organizations and government agencies that are registered to do business in the State of Hawaii.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Subject to availability, $250,000 in OHA Funds is suggested from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 and $250,000 from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

Applicants are required to provide cash matching funds of at least 20% of the total project cost.

Application process

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

Several in-person and virtual orientation sessions have been scheduled between November 28 and December 14, 2018. A detailed list is available on the program website. Email Jason Paloma with questions about the orientation sessions.

Tagged as
Aging and aging-related services · Elderly population · Food security and nutrition · Health disparities · Human services · Informal caregivers · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Physical activity · Transportation · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Hawaii

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