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Community Partners Program

Grants to Enhance Community Life in Hawaii

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Deadline Date:

08/15/11 4:00 PM


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Grants totaling $3,000,000 for community enhancement in Hawaii. The mission of the funding agency is to enable the building of a strong and healthy Hawaiian people and nation, recognized nationally and internationally. This RFP seeks to support non-profits providing services in one of the following areas of focus: economic self-sufficiency with a focus on raising Native Hawaiian family income; education with a focus on raising education standards so that Native Hawaiian students can meet or exceed education standards as well as increase post secondary graduation rates for Native Hawaiians; and health with a focus on decreasing obesity among Native Hawaiians.

Delivered services eligible for funding through this RFP include increasing financial literacy; assisting with individual development accounts; workforce development, including job training, job application or job readiness and skills training; self employment opportunities to supplement family income, including new Native Hawaiian business start-ups and helping existing Native Hawaiian businesses to grow by adding employees; providing networking opportunities, career counseling, and mentors; increasing access to child care; increasing standardized test scores for Native Hawaiians to meet or exceed standards; increasing graduation rates from post-secondary educational institutions; and decreasing the incidence and severity of obesity.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 125129

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Term of Contract:

Up to 1 year with possibility of one annual renewal


Pre-proposal Conference:

All applicants must also attend a training workshop as a condition to submitting a project proposal. Training workshops will be held between June 20, 2011 and July 8, 2011.

Pre-Application Information:

Interested parties shall submit a Letter of Interest to OHA on or before 4:00 p.m. HST, Monday, June 6, 2011.

Questions regarding clarification of any information contained in the Solicitation for Proposals document, including all attachments, must be received in writing on or before July 18, 2011.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Hawaii