Grants 2020-2021

Grants (2020-2021)

In this round of grants, DHHL solicited proposals for COVID-19 Relief Projects and Regional Plan. The COVID-19 Relief Project Implementation grant is intended to rapidly deploy resources to beneficiaries to address basic needs in housing, food security, health, and safety. The Regional Plan Priority Project grant is intended to help beneficiary organizations lead and implement a priority project that is identified in an HHC-approved Regional Plan.


Request for Proposals:

Project Implementation: COVID-19 Relief:

Moloka‘i Homestead Farmers Alliance $200,000 To support its existing COVID-19 relief program to distribute food, produce, hot meals, supplies (masks, sanitizers, etc.), and certificates for drugstore/prescription purchases. The goal is to serve 800 beneficiaries on the island of Moloka‘i.
Ke Kula Nui o Waimānalo $200,000 To support and expand its 20-year-old program for home-based aquaponic systems in Waimānalo, Piihonua/Hilo, and Pa‘upena/Maui homestead areas; to build homestead capacity to become trainers and aquaponics resources themselves within their own homesteads; and to pilot test a how-to manual and videos so more beneficiaries can access this program beyond the initial number of beneficiaries to be served under this DHHL grant. The goal is to train nine beneficiaries to be trainers/onsite resources and assist at least 30 beneficiary families with installing an aquaponics system.
Helping Hands Hawaii  $107,195 To target its 10-year old Emergency Assistance Program to serve 110 beneficiaries; provide financial assistance for rent, mortgage, and utilities; and provide client referrals to HHH’s extensive network of social service, health, and housing stability providers.


Regional Plan Priority Projects:

Kānehili Community Association $100,000 For the Kapolei Regional Plan Priority Project: Preserve and Develop Parks to Service the Homestead Community. Funds will be used to complete the preliminary design of the Kānehili park and begin the environmental assessment. The park is intended to serve beneficiaries and the general public.
Keaukaha Pana‘ewa Farmers Association $100,000 For the Pana‘ewa Regional Plan Priority Project: Agricultural Marketing and Training Center. Funds will be used to complete the Site Master Plan for KPFA, which will help to secure additional property and a longer-term license. KPFA intends to use a fiscal sponsor, Keaukaha Pana‘ewa Community Alliance.
Napualei o Hina $100,000 Napualei o Hina, in partnership with the Ahupua‘a o Moloka‘i for the Moloka‘i Regional Plan Priority Project: Shared Farm Equipment. Funds will be used to plan, set up, and implement the Shared Farm Equipment program. AOM, as the community champion, will mentor and support Napualei o Hina through this project as part of youth leadership development training.
Waiohuli Hawaiian Homesteaders’ Association, Inc. $100,000 For the Kēōkea-Waiohuli Regional Plan Priority Project: Develop agriculture and water use. Funds will be used to conduct assessments to help determine the technical, regulatory, financial, and operational needs to advance DHHL’s existing water test well into operations. This project will assist DHHL in future planning of homesteads in Kula and homestead community economic development – a “win-win” scenario.
Waiehu Kou Phase 3 Association, Inc. $92,805 For the Paukuūkalo-Waiehu Kou Regional Plan Priority Project: Investigate Feasibility of Use of Waiehu Kou vacant lands between Waiehu Kou III and IV.  Funds will be used for a feasibility study on the use of a four-acre property as a community garden area for subsistence agriculture. WK3 intends to use a fiscal sponsor, Ka‘ehu.