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Substance Abuse Services in Hawaii

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 designed to to decrease substance abuse prevalence rates among Native Hawaiians. Projects should provide culturally relevant, community-based prevention and treatment services that decrease the incidence of substance abuse to improve physical health and overall well-being and increase education and awareness for individuals and families to proactively prevent substance abuse by improving lifestyle choices and engaging in alternative health and wellness activities.

The program goal is to improve health and wellness among Native Hawaiians by improving availability and access to culturally sensitive substance abuse programs that focus on:

  • Reducing the rates of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drug use among Native Hawaiians through prevention services such as education, advocacy, and research
  • Reducing the rates of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drug use and other side effects that lead to disparate health outcomes among Native Hawaiians through direct services such as clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and specialist referrals

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
Access · Cultural competency · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Substance use and misuse · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Hawaii

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