DHHL Budget

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands’ budget request for fiscal years 2017-2019 is included in Governor David Ige’s Executive Biennium Budget. The Governor’s budget was introduced to the Hawaii State House of Representatives as House Bill 100 (HB100). In it, Gov. Ige requested a little over $25 million a year in general funds and $25 million a year in general obligation bonds to fund DHHL’s efforts over the next two fiscal years.

On this DHHL Budget webpage, you will find DHHL’s Biennium Budget Request as approved by the Hawaiian Homes Commission; Gov. Ige’s Biennium Budget Request sent to the legislature for approval, and the latest updates on the budget bill as it moves through the Hawaii State Legislature this session.


DHHL Budget at the Hawaii State Legislature

On January 11, 2017, Hawaiian Homes Commission Chair Jobie Masagatani testified before the Senate Committee on Ways and Means at an informational briefing on DHHL’s 2017-19 Biennium Budget Request. Click here for a transcript of Chair Masgatani’s testimony.


Governor David Ige’s Biennium Budget Request for Fiscal Years 2017-2019

The Governor is requesting over $25 million in general funds to cover DHHL’s administrative and operating budget, as well as another $25 million in general obligations bonds to cover DHHL’s capital improvement projects. Our CIP projects include $20 million for lot development and $5 million for repair and maintenance of existing infrastructure on Hawaiian Home Lands. The Governor’s request also seeks to authorize a $15 million annual expenditure of federal funds the Department receives through the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development’s (HUD) for homestead development projects administered under the Native American Housing Assistance & Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA).

The following biennium budget was prepared by the State Department of Budget & Finance.


DHHL’s “Sufficient Funds” Requests for Fiscal Biennium (FB) 2017-2019

Final DHHL Biennium Budget Requests (FB 2017-2019) – as amended and passed by the Hawaiian Homes Commission at their monthly meeting on September 20, 2016 in Paukūkalo, Maui.


For more information on other legislation going through the Hawaii State Legislature this 2017 session, visit our Tracking Legislation page.