The purpose of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Community Grants Program is to support projects, programs and initiatives that address OHA’s six Strategic Priorities and accompanying Strategic Results contained in OHA’s 2010-2018 Strategic Plan.

ʻAhahui Grants

The ʻAhahui Grants program provides funding support to eligible organizations hosting community events that benefit the Native Hawaiian community and align with OHA’s Strategic Results.

FY 2018For events scheduled betweenApplication AvailableApplication Deadline
Round 1July 1 – December 31, 2017February 24, 2017CLOSED
Round 2January 1 –  June 30, 2018July 21, 2017September 15, 2017

The application period for ‘Ahahui Round I is now closed.  To view the full ‘Ahahui Grant Solicitation, click here.

To view the power point slides from Round I Orientation Sessions, click here.

Click here to access the ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM.

To learn how to use the online application system, view:

To view a list of ‘Ahahui FY17 Round 2 awardees, click here.

Fiscal Biennium 2018-2019 Supporting Hawaiian-Focused Public Charter Schools

The Fiscal Biennium 2018-2019 Supporting Hawaiian-Focused Public Charter Schools Letter of Interest Solicitation seeks applicants to serve as a fiscal sponsor and programmatic coordinator for Hawaiian-focused charter schools.  Full details of this Solicitation are available below.

 Letter of Interest Solicitation LOI 18-01Time PeriodFor School   Year (SY)Grant AmountLetter of Interest Deadline

LOI 18-01 Supporting Hawaiian-Focused Public Charter Schools

July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2019SY 2017-18



SY 2018-19



*Subject to availability of funds

Fiscal Biennium 2018-2019 Programmatic Grants

The Programmatic Community Grants Program supports non-profit organizations whose projects and programs serve the Native Hawaiian community and align with OHA’s Strategic Results.  Full details of this grant program for the two-year funding period July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2019 are available now.

Click on the links in the table below to read the full solicitation for each grant category.

DescriptionApplication Closed
  18-01 HousingRental and Home Ownership ServicesCLOSED
  18-02 IncomeEmployment ServicesCLOSED
  18-03 HealthObesity and Physical Health Improvement ServicesCLOSED
  18-04 EducationImproving Middle and High School Testing ScoresCLOSED
  18-05 CulturePerpetuating CultureCLOSED
  18-06 LandPae ‘Āina SustainabilityCLOSED

Additional resources relating to the Community Programmatic Grants Program are available below:

For a list of all FB 2016-2017 Programmatic Grants awardees, click here.

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