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MAYOR ANNOUNCES TOURISM GRANTS

 

(Thurs., Dec. 10, 2009)—Mayor Mufi Hannemann today announced the Oahu recipients of the Hawaii Tourism Authority’s County Product Enrichment Program (HTA-CPEP) grant awards for 2010.  The HTA provides funding to Hawaii’s county governments to support events and projects that stimulate and diversify tourism.

 

“These grant awards help provide residents and visitors with opportunities to enjoy traditional cultural events and unique new experiences,” Hannemann said.  “As always, we had many more requests for support than we had money.”

 

The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development (OED) administers the Hawaii Tourism Authority-County Product Enrichment Program, providing grants annually to various Oahu non-profits. From its inception in 2002, HTA-CPEP has helped diversify and enrich Hawaii’s tourism product. Through the HTA-CPEP program, OED develops new and enhances existing community-based tourism events, experiences, attractions, and projects related to agriculture, culture, education, health and wellness, and nature or technology. The program complements Hawaii’s traditional resort product and assists in Honolulu’s economic diversification.

 

The City had $350,000 to award, and received 62 applications requesting a total of $1,714,254.

 

“We wish we could have accommodated more of the many worthy requests,” Hannemann said. “The selection committee labored long and hard to assess the proposals and made excellent choices.”

 

            Following is a complete list of the awardees, projects and grant amounts.

 

Organization

Project Title

 Amount Awarded

Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii

61st Narcissus Festival

 $      10,000.00

DB Productions, Inc

2010 Ala Moana Sunset Cinema

 $        5,000.00

DB Productions, Inc

2010 Night in Chinatown and Chinatown Open House

 $      10,000.00

DB Productions, Inc

2010 Hawaii Dragon Boat Festival and Sporting Competition

 $      10,000.00

Department of Parks&Recreation, C&C Honolulu

Lei Day Celebration

 $      15,000.00

Fort Street Business Improvement District Association

Wilcox Park Spring and Fall Events Program

 $        5,000.00

Forward Foundation

Hawaii Healing Garden Festival - Oahu 2010

 $        5,000.00

Friends of Kapolei Hale

West Oahu Summer Festival

 $        5,000.00

Friends of the Makiki Community Learning Center

Martin Luther King Jr. Urban Arts Celebration

 $        3,000.00

Friends of Waipahu Cultural Garden Park

Sharing the Plantation Experience

 $      10,000.00

Hale'iwa Arts Festival

Hale'iwa Arts Festival - Thirteenth Annual Summer Event

 $      10,000.00

Hale'iwa Main Street dba North Shore Chamber of Commerce

North Shore Heritage & Farm Tours

 $        5,000.00

Hawaii Alliance for Arts Education

Community Celebrations

 $      10,000.00

Hawaii Alliance for Arts Education

First Friday Honolulu

 $      10,000.00

Hawaii Book and Music Festival

Hawaii Book and Music Festival

 $      10,000.00

Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation

Farmers' Market

 $      10,000.00

Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation

2010 Hawaii State Farm Fair

 $      10,000.00

Hawaii Forest Industry Association

Hawaii's Woodshow 2010, Na Laau o Hawaii

 $        5,000.00

Hawaii United Okinawa Association

28th Okinawan Festival

 $      10,000.00

Hawaiian Mission Children's Society / Mission Houses Museum

Coming to Hawaii:  A Trunk Show

 $        5,000.00

Hiipaka LLC

2010 Film Series in the Ahupuaa of Waimea Valley

 $        5,000.00

Honolulu Culture & Arts District Association

The Chinatown Arts District's Major Street Festival Program

 $      15,000.00

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii

Multicultural Matsuri

 $      10,000.00

Ka Hale Ola Makamae

"Celebrate the Country" Kaneohe Carnival

 $        5,000.00

Kalihi Business Association

Hoolaulea in Kalihi

 $        5,000.00

Kaneohe Business Group

Windward Hoolaulea

 $        5,000.00

KBPA Foundation

Celebrate Kaimuki Kanikapila 2010

 $        5,000.00

Ki-hoalu Foundation, Inc.

28th Annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival

 $      10,000.00

Life Foundation, Inc.

Honolulu Aids Walk

 $        5,000.00

 

 

 

Mayor's Office of Culture and the Arts, C&C Honolulu,

Honolulu Family Festival at Magic Island and MOCA 2010 Cultural Events

 $      25,000.00

Naalehu Theatre

2010 3rd Annual Gabby Pahinui Waimanalo Kanikapila

 $        5,000.00

Oahu Resource Conservation and Development Council

Agri-Tourism Pilot Project:  Windward Coast

 $        5,000.00

Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation

Duke's Oceanfest 2010

 $        5,000.00

Pacific Islands Fisheries Group

2010 Hawaii Fishing and Seafood Festival

 $      10,000.00

Pai Foundation

8th Annual Hapa Haole Hula & Solo Vocalist Competition

 $        5,000.00

Polynesian Cultural Center

Polynesian Cultural Center Cultural Events

 $      10,000.00

Shaka Foundation Inc. The

Sunset on the Beach

 $        5,000.00

SJ Foundation

8th Annual Waikiki Spam Jam

 $        5,000.00

Sustain Hawaii

North Shore Crop Festivals

 $      12,000.00

Ukulele Festival Hawaii

40th Annual Ukulele Festival

 $        5,000.00

University of Hawaii

2010 Manoa Jazz and Heritage Festival

 $        5,000.00

Making Dreams Come True, Valley of Rainbows

Waianae Coast 10th Anniversary Sunset on the Beach

 $      10,000.00

Waikiki Community Center

25th Anniversary Ala Wai Challenge

 $        5,000.00

Waimanalo Construction Coalition

Rediscover the Waimanalo Country Fair

 $      10,000.00