Grantees

Active Grants in Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS)

Location: Hawaii

Grants Awarded: Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS)

Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS)

For a full list of grantees for this grant category, please visit: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ana/resource/social-and-economic-development-strategies

Guam

Grantee: Para Probechu’n Taotaota Inc.
Project Description: PIPIT, Inc. will establish a cultural industry for employing Chamorro youth and young adults who are cultural practitioners, producing and selling cultural products representative of the Chamorro people. A retail store (T.E.N.D.A – Traditions Empowering Natives in Developing Arts) with e-commerce capabilities and five (5) employed staff will be developed and support the establishment of fifteen (15) businesses that produce cultural products and employ twenty-five (25) native youth and young adults (ages 16-30), with full/part time employment. The increase in jobs and selling culturally-appropriate products to tourists will provide culturally significant employment activities which will increase the community’s capacity to preserve the Chamorro language and culture.

  • Location: Chalan Pago Ordot, Guam
  • ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2018 – 9/29/2021
  • FY 2018 Award: $285,361

Hawai’i

Grantee: Aha Kane – Foundation for the Advancement of Native Hawaiian
Project Description:  This project will address the socio-cultural disconnectedness and increased health risks via re-building of intergenerational traditions of Kane in the Hale Mua (or, “Men’s House”).

  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2016 – 9/29/2019
  • FY 2018 Award: $399,328

Grantee: Consortium for Hawaii Ecological Engineering Education
Project Description: The goal of Mahope o Ke Kula Ke A‘o Mau Ana (Mahope) is to address academic service and achievement gaps among Native Hawaiian middle and high schools students in West O‘ahu (Waianae), and East Hawai‘i (Hilo), which have the largest concentration of Native Hawaiians globally but also lack access to high-quality after-school programming and STEM educational opportunities that integrate Native Hawaiian culture with project and place based learning delivery methods. Students will be prepared for school and career success by closing the math and science achievement gap, through a community-based approach to youth mentoring aimed to increase student achievement and graduation rates while reducing delinquent behavior. The main activities of this program include: in-school student mentoring and teacher STEM support, after-school lesson delivery and student tutoring, and intersession and summer workshops.

  • Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
  • ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 09/30/18 – 09/29/21
  • FY 2018 Award: $381,844

Grantee: Halau Kealaokamaile
Project Description: The Perpetuating Native Hawaiian Cultural Practices through Native Plants project will increase the cultural competency of Native Hawaiians through culturally-appropriate, multi-generational training in ancient Hawaiian plant cultivation. The project seeks to train 80 Native Hawaiians in ceremonial, artistic, medicinal and epicurean uses based on native cultural practices. This project is part of the community’s long-term goal of developing a sustainable agroforest to provide future opportunities to strengthen cultural identity, create economic opportunity, and perpetuate a modern living culture rooted in historic practices.

  • Location: Pukalani, Hawaii
  • ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2018 – 9/29/2021
  • FY 2018 Award: $213,714

Grantee: Hawaiian Community Assets
Project Description: Hawaiian Community Assets (HCA) will establish and maintain the nation’s first-and-only native Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) to assist 300 Native Hawaiians on Hawaii Island increase economic self-sufficiency by securing jobs, starting businesses, increasing income, or decreasing use of public assistance. HCA will deliver culturally-relevant employment/business support services, financial coaching, and income supports. Nearly 1 in 2 Native Hawaiians residing on Hawaii Island are unemployed or out of the labor force and annual median household incomes are more than $11,000 below the State of Hawaii’s economic self-sufficiency income standard.

  • Location: Kapolei, Hawaii
  • ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 09/30/2018 – 09/29/2021
  • FY 2018 Award: $243,958

Grantee: Institute of Native Pacific Education and Culture (INPEACE)
Project Description: The goal of the Growing Our Own in Waianae project is to increase educational attainment, economic, and social self-sufficiency for Native Hawaiian community members on the Waianae Coast of Hawai’i. Waianae has the highest rates of teacher turnover, new hire teacher placements, non-resident teacher placements, and unqualified teachers, all factors that negatively impact student learning and their academic development among the State. To address these issues, the project will pilot and evaluate a “Grow Your Own” teacher model, which will recruit, place, and retain 100 Native Hawaiian community members who want to get a degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or K-12, and are dedicated to teaching on, and contributing to the educational and economic growth of the Native Hawaiian population on the Waianae Coast.

  • Location: Kapolei, Hawaii
  • ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 09/30/17 – 09/29/20
  • FY 2018 Award: $389,410

Grantee: Ko’Ihonua
Project Description: The “Hui Kalai Kii o Kupaaikee – Training a New Generation of Practitioners” project goal is to increase the number of Native Hawaiians engaging in cultural practices. Primarily, the project will provide traditional apprentice-type training involving intensive interaction between masters, instructors, and students to support the continued perpetuation of the practice of kalai kii, or carving of totems. A total of 16 Native Hawaiian men between the ages of 18 and 35 will become apprentices/students on three different islands, which are O’ahu, Kaua’i, and the Big Island of Hawai’i. Because the cultural practice of kalai kii requires a considerable time investment to fully develop, the project will focus on a small number of individuals with the intention of raising their abilities to a level where they can begin providing for their community’s need and continue with the practice through service and teaching.

  • Location: Pearl City, Hawaii
  • ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2018 – 9/29/2021
  • FY 2018 Award: $343,560

Grantee: Kula no na Po`e Hawaii
Project Description: The notion of caring for kupuna (elders) and allowing them to safely “age in place” is a cultural norm amongst Native Hawaiians. However, services that foster independent, safe and healthy living are unaffordable for many kupuna and their families. The project goal is to establish a Kupuna Community Care Network, to serve as a one-stop-shop in Papakolea, providing 250 kupuna (residents over age 55 years of age) and their caregivers, with educational resources, cultural programming, clinical experiences and training, and an integrated geriatric – primary care health care delivery system, over the three-year proposed project period.

  • Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
  • ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 09/30/17 – 09/29/20
  • FY 2018 Award: $400,000

Grantee: Na Kalai Waa
Project Description: Project Hanauna Ola:  Sustaining the Generations Through Voyaging was envisioned to restore and perpetuate Hawaiian cultural knowledge and practices that support our physical, spiritual, and psychological health and well-being through restoration of traditional voyaging. Voyaging demands physical fitness, rewards participants by providing spiritual nourishment through observation and intimate interaction with the elements, and improves psychological fitness through information processing, development of decision-making skills, strengthening of pride and forging of leadership qualities.

  • Location: Kamuela, HI
  • ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2016 – 9/29/2019
  • FY 2018 Award: $388,328

Grantee: Waianae District Comprehensive Health and Hospital Board
Project Description: The Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center (WCCHC)’s project, The Ha Ola Village: Perpetuating and Preserving Traditional Native Hawaiian Cultural Practices to Promote Health and Well-Being will develop and implement a cultural curriculum to 500 new and existing employees of WCCHC to enhance their cultural attunement; offer 36 cultural workshops and presentation in the community on health issues; and increase the cultural competency of Native Hawaiian cultural practices among non-resident visitors to Ha Ola Village. The project goal is to become a self-sustaining Hawaiian cultural village that will share and teach Traditional Native Hawaiian Cultural Practices as a pathway to improve and increase mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health and well-being with the community, and visitors from around the world.

  • Location: Waianae, HI
  • ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2018 – 9/29/2021
  • FY 2018 Award: $400,000

Northern Mariana Islands

Grantee: 500 Sails
Project Description: To improve the health status of the Chamorro and Carolinian population through the establishment of a canoe house on Saipan where indigenous participants will gather to help each other build, sail, maintain and learn about traditional Chamorro and Carolinian proas.

  • Location: Saipan, MP
  • ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 9/30/2016 – 9/29/2019
  • FY 2017 Award: $190,078

Grantee: Carolinian Affairs Office
Project Description: The goal of this project is to promote and preserve Carolinian traditional knowledge and practices among Carolinian youth and young adults through intergenerational learning approaches. Cultural youth centers will be established as modern utt (Carolinian canoe shed) where Carolinian youth will have the opportunity to learn traditional knowledge and practices provided by cultural experts and Elders. A cultural artifacts display hall will also be established to showcase and support the maintenance of Carolinian culture.

  • Location: Saipan, MP
  • ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
  • Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
  • Project Period: 09/30/17 – 09/29/20
  • FY 2018 Award: $129,734