Grants Awarded: Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS)
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