Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Announces Over $3 Million in Grants to Native Hawaiian Serving Educational Institutions

July 30, 2020
Press Release
Washington, DC—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today announced the award of $3.2 million in grants to seven Hawaiʻi universities and colleges through the U.S. Department of Education’s Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions Program.
The purpose of the Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions Program is to provide grants to eligible institutions of higher education to enable them to improve and expand their capacity to serve Native Hawaiians. Institutions may use these grants to plan, develop, or implement activities that strengthen the institution. 
“Our support for higher education today is an investment in the next generation that will pay dividends for years to come,” said Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. “These grant awards recognize the creativity and hard work of our educators and the people supporting our students, and the programs they will fund will continue to build a thriving Native Hawaiian community.”
The grant awards for the coming fiscal year are:
  • $500,000 to the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College and Hawaiʻi Community College to expand student services, financial literacy training, and expand green jobs training 
  • $450,000 to Honolulu Community College to develop culturally informed, place based health and wellness curriculum 
  • $450,000 to Chaminade University of Honolulu to strengthen health professions by supporting a new doctorate program in nursing
  • $450,000 to the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College to improve student intake and case management with needs assessment
  • $449,963 to Kapiʻolani Community College to improve the educational pipeline to University of Hawaiʻi baccalaureate institutions and to indigenize online learning
  • $449,470 to Windward Community College on Oʻahu for work on traditional Native Hawaiian career pathways and education, and to develop career education and financial literacy training
  • $447,767 to the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo for leadership development and campus community engagement targeting returning and transferring Native Hawaiian students
About Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is serving her fourth term in the United States House representing Hawai‘i’s Second District, and serves on the House Armed Services and Financial Services Committees. She previously served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Homeland Security Committee. She was elected to the Honolulu City Council in 2010, and prior to that at age 21, was elected to the Hawaiʻi State Legislature in 2002, becoming the youngest person ever elected in the state. Tulsi Gabbard has served in the Hawaiʻi Army National Guard for over 17 years, is a veteran of two Middle East deployments, and continues to serve as a Major. Learn more about Rep. Tulsi Gabbard...
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