La’i ‘Ōpua Receives $5.4M In Grant Awards

Posted on May 3, 2012 in Department of Hawaiian Home Lands
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Aloha Kakou,

On behalf of Laiopua 2020 and West Hawaii Community Health Center, I’m pleased to announce that today the West Hawaii Community Health Center — Health Resource Service Administration grant of $5M was approved and a press release was issued by Senator Inouye, see attached.

We are especially thankful to our Congressional delegation: Sen. Inouye, Sen. Akaka, and Rep. Hirono, for their the support regarding our community center plan and, more specifically the approval of the HRSA $5M medical clinic grant for the construction of our L2020/ WHCHC community medical facility. This $5M medical facility grant will provide the initial “vertical construction” of our medical clinic.

In addition, I’m pleased to report that yesterday Laiopua 2020 received a $400,000 state grant to plan, design and construct the infrastructure for the first phase of the community center to include the medical facility. We especially want to thank our District State Senator Josh Green, House of Representatives, and members of the Big Island Caucus for their support of the approval of this $400,000 grant.

Both state & federal grants will be used to initiate the first phase construction of the medical clinic.

On behalf of our Laiopua 2020 Board & Staff, West Hawaii Community Health Center, Villages of Laiopua homestead community, and surrounding neighborhoods, we respectfully and most graciously appreciate our congressional delegation’s support throughout this process and the approval of the HRSA $5M medical clinic facility grant award. In addition, we appreciate the support of our State and Big Island representatives for their support and approval of the State $400,000 GIA grant award.

Mahalo Nui Loa to our Federal Congressional delegation & State Representatives.

Craig “Bo” Kahui
Executive Director
La’i’opua 2020
bokahui@yahoo.com