Senator Donovan M. Dela Cruz, Chair

Senator Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran, Vice Chair



Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen, Vice Chair






Friday, March 16, 2018





State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street





The Senate Committee on Ways and Means and the House Committee on Finance will conduct a joint informational briefing on Chapter 42F, Hawaii Revised Statutes, grant applications.


Applicants are not required to attend the joint briefing, and all applications will be considered regardless of whether applicants attend the briefing.  Due to the volume of applications received, and to maximize efficiency, the following rules will be applied during the informational briefing:


1.       Only one (1) representative per applicant will be called, regardless of the number of applications submitted by any applicant, to provide information and answer questions;

2.       Each representative will be allowed no more than three (3) minutes to provide information; and

3.       Neighbor Island applicants will be heard in reverse alphabetical order first, followed by Oahu applicants


Please be advised that, if necessary, the Joint Committee will recess in order for the members to attend their respective floor sessions.


Applications can be found online at:


The following grant-in-aid applicants are listed in reverse alphabetical order and divided by Neighbor Island based applicants and Oahu based applicants.


Neighbor Island Applicants

West Kauai Business Professionals Association

Waiohuli Hawaiian Homesteaders Association, Inc.

Waimea Nui Community Development Corporation

Wailuku Union Church

Tri-isle Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc

The Storybook Theatre of Hawaii

Teach for America

Supporting the Language of Kaua'i, Inc.


Stargazer Industries Inc

Royal Order of Kamehameha I, Mamalahoa

Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii (PATH)

Pacific Tsunami Museum, Inc.

North Hawaii Community Hospital

Napili Bay and Beach Foundation, Inc.

Moloka'i Land Trust

Moloka'i Child Abuse Prevention Pathways (MCAPP)

Maui Youth and Family Services, Inc.

Maui United Way

Maui Family Young Men's Christian Association

Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc.

Maui Economic Development Board, Inc.

Maui County Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Limited

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Malama Pono Health Services

Malama Kua'aina

Malama Hule'ia

La'i'opua 2020

La'akea Foundation

Kumano I Ke Ala o Makaweli

Konawaena High School Wildcat Robotics

Kona Historical Society

Kohala Institute

Kauai Planning & Action Alliance, Inc.

Kauai Philippine Cultural Center

Kaua'i Hospice, Inc.

Kauai Habitat for Humanity Inc.

Kaua‘i Economic Opportunity, Incorporated

Kanu O Ka'aina Learning 'Ohana

Kama'aha Education Initiative


Kalani Honua Inc.

Kalamaula Homesteaders Association

Kailapa Community Association

Kahua Pa'a Mua, Inc.

Kahilu Theatre Foundation

Kaahumanu Church

Ka 'Ohana O Kalaupapa

Ka Lima O Maui, Ltd.

Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers, Inc.

Innovations Public Charter School Foundation

Hui Pono Holoholona

Housing and Land Enterprise of Maui

Hospice of Hilo

Ho'oulu Lahui Inc.


Ho'okako'o Corporation

Holualoa Foundation For Arts & Culture

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii

Hawaiian Paradise Park Neighborhood Watch

Hawaiian Kamalii, Inc.

Hawaiian Islands Land Trust

Hawaiian Habitats Foundation Inc

Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization

Hawai'i 'Ulu Producers Cooperative

Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers

Hawaii Support Network

Hawaii Oil Seed Producers (HOSPRO) FDN

Hawai'i Nature Center, Inc

Hawaii Japanese Center

Hawaii Island Portuguese Chamber of Commerce Cultural and Educational Center

Hawaii Island Humane Society S.P.C.A.

Hawaii Institute of Pacific Agriculture

Hawaii Football Club

Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council (HCEOC)

Hawaii Agricultural Foundation

Hana Health

Hana Arts

Hamakua Youth Foundation, Inc

Hale Makua Health Services

Habitat for Humanity, Maui, Inc.

Habitat for Humanity, Hawaii Island, Inc.

Grow Some Good

Gregory House Programs

Going Home Hawaii

Friends of the Volcano School of Arts & Sciences

Friends of Palace Theater

Friends of NELHA, Inc.

Friends of Moku'ula

Friends of Kona Pacific Public Charter School

Friends of King Kaumauali'i

Friends of Ka Leo Hawai'i Media

Five Mountains Hawaii

Family Support Services of West Hawaii

Design Thinking Hawaii

Community First, Inc.

Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii

Center for Tomorrow's Leaders

Bridge House, Inc

Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui, Inc.

Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii

Boy Scouts of America, Aloha Council

Blueprint for Change

Blood Bank of Hawaii

Big Island Resource Conservation and Development Council

Best Buddies Hawaii, LLC

Alaka'i O Kaua'i Public Charter School

Ahuapua'a o Molokai

Aha Hui E Kala


Oahu Applicants

Young Men's Christian Association of Honolulu

Yoga School of Kailua, Inc

Weed & Seed Hawaii Inc.

We Talk Story, Inc

Waimanalo Canoe Club

Waikiki Community Center

Wai'anae Community Re-Development Corporation

Waialua Community Association

Wahiawa General Hospital

Wahiawa Community Based Development Organization

Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii

Veterans  Business Outreach Center of the Pacific

USS Missouri Memorial Association, Inc.

University Clinical, Education and Research Associates

Transitional Coaching and Development Institute of Hawaii, Inc.

ThinkTech Hawaii, Inc.

The Wahiawa Center for Community Health

The Sjorgren's and Lupus Foundation of Hawaii

The Mediation Center of the Pacific, Inc

The Filipino Community Center, Inc.

The Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii Foundation

The Estria Foundation

The Children's Alliance of Hawaii, Inc.

The Alcoholic Rehabilitation Services of Hawaii Inc

Taiwanese Association of America Hawaii Chapter

Susannah Wesley Community Center

Steadfast Housing Development Corporation

St. Francis Healthcare Foundation of Hawaii

Special Education Center of Hawaii

Shobukan Judo Club

Ship Repair Association of Hawaii

Shade Institute

Searider Productions Foundation

Re-use Hawaii

Remember/Honor/Salute Foundation Inc.

Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific

Read to Me International Foundation

Read Aloud America, Inc.

Purple Mai'a Foundation

Puma Punku Ocean Clean Up, Inc

Public Education Advocates for Christian Equity-USA

Project Vision Hawaii

Poi Dogs & Popoki (PDP)

Parents and Children Together

Papaku No Kameha'ikana

Papakolea Community Development Corp.

Palama Settlement

Pa'i Foundation

Pacific Survivor Center

Pacific Gateway Center

Pacific Fleet Submarine Memorial Association, Inc

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

Pacific and Asian Affairs Council

One Ninety Nine Initiative

Oahu Resource Conservation & Development Council

Navy League, Council of Honolulu

Music & Arts Training Center of Hawaii

Moiliili Community Center

Moanalua Gardens Foundation, Inc

MOA Hawaii

Malama Maunalua

Malama Honua Public Charter School

Lighthouse Foundation

Life Foundation

Legal Aid Society of Hawaii

Leeward Community College

Kyoto Gardens Park


Kula No Na Po'e Hawai'i

Kualoa-Heeia Ecumenical Youth Project

Ko'olau Foundation

Kōkua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services

Kanehunamoku Voyaging Academy

Kamp Hawaii Inc.

Kalihi-Palama Health Center (Hale Ho'ola Hou)

Kalihi Community Center

Japnese Cultural Center of Hawaii

ISIS Hawaii

I Ola Lahui, Inc.


Honolulu Theatre for Youth

Honolulu Habitat for Humanity

Honolulu Community Action Program, Inc.

Honolulu Biennial Foundation

Hawaiian Human Society

Hawaiian Community Assets, Inc.

Hawaii Youth Services Network

Hawai'i Women in Filmmaking (HWF)

Hawaii Theatre Center

Hawaii Tax Help and Financial Empowerment Solutions

Hawaii Swimming Legacy Project

Hawaii Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

Hawaii Public Health Association

Hawaii Public Charter Schools Network

Hawai'i Pacific University

Hawaii Opera Theatre

Hawaii Literacy, Inc.

Hawaii Institute of Integrative Health

Hawaii Foodbank, Inc.

Hawaii Family Law Clinic

Hawai'i European Cinema

Hawaii Council on Economic Education

Hawai'i Council for the Humanities

Hawaii Book & Music Festival

Hawaii Arch Foundation

Hawai'i Alliance for Arts Education

Hale Hau'oli Hawai'i

Guide Dogs of Hawaii

Gregory House Programs 2

Green Island Films LLC

Goodwill Industries of Hawaii, Inc.

Golden Hawaii Inc

Girl Scouts of Hawai'i

Gandhi International Institute For Peace (GIIP)

Friends of Waipahu Cultural Garden Park

Friends of Challenger Center Hawaii, Inc

Frank De Lima's Student Enrichment Program, Inc.

First Daughter MediaWorks, Inc.

Family Hui Hawaii

Easter Seals Hawaii

E Aloha Hula Halau

Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC)

Diamond Head Theatre

Daughters of Hawai'i

Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement

Children's Discovery Center

Central Oahu Youth Services Association, Inc

Catholic Charities Hawai'i

Building Future Champions

Bishop Museum

Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii

Alternative Structures International

ALS Ohana of Hawaii

Aloha Medical Mission

Aloha Harvest

ALEA Bridge

After-School All-Stars Hawai'i

African American Diversity Cultural Center Hawaii

Adult Friends for Youth

442nd Legacy Center



If you require auxiliary aids or services to participate in the public hearing process (i.e. ASL or foreign language interpreter, or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the committee clerk at 586-6800 or 586-6200 least 24 hours prior to the hearing so that arrangements can be made.





Representative Sylvia Luke




Senator Donovan M. Dela Cruz