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CARLISLE ANNOUNCES $1 MILLION IN
(Fri., Nov. 5, 2010)—Mayor Peter Carlisle today announced the recipients of $1 million in grants-in-aid for the fifth year of the City’s Leeward Coast Community Benefits Program.
“The Leeward Coast Community Benefits Program is an important opportunity to help nonprofit organizations provide services and activities for residents of the
The program was initiated in 2006 to help offset the impact of the Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill on adjacent communities.
A total of $2 million has been allocated for the program annually. Of this amount, $1 million is dedicated for park improvements and another $1 million is set aside for grants-in-aid to private and/or community-based non-profit organizations for programs and services that address problems or concerns on the
Eligible communities include: Kalaeloa, Makakilo, Kapolei, Honokai Hale/Nanakai Gardens, Ko Olina, Nanakuli, Maili, Waianae, Makaha and Keaau.
The 32 projects funded this year provide housing, food, mental health services and other essential assistance to some of our neediest citizens on the Leeward Coast, including children, single parents, families experiencing homelessness, victims of domestic violence, at-risk youth, recovering substance abusers, displaced veterans and others. The grant recipients are:
Adult Friends for Youth: $25,000 to provide Redirectional Therapy for high-risk youth in the
Best Buddies International, Inc.: $25,000 to implement an office on the
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii-Nanakuli: $5,000 for youth and family members to achieve educational proficiencies;
Child and Family Service: $30,000 to expand the Healthy Start Home Visiting Program for at-risk families;
Enterprising Solutions, Inc.: $25,000 for the development of business plans and strategies for small businesses and entrepreneurs;
Friends of Kapolei Hale: $29,000 to provide social, educational, cultural events and activities to instill community & family pride;
Hawaii Foodbank, Inc.: $38,000 to provide food for residents experiencing homeless through collaboration with member agencies;
Honolulu Community Action Program, Inc.: $25,000 to purchase and install proper surfacing and age appropriate playground equipment and fencing;
Hoa`Aina O Makaha: $35,000 to sustain the Container Garden Project for families of elementary age children of Makaha and neighboring communities;
Ho`olana: $40,000 for an academic enrichment program for academically challenged and economically disadvantaged students in grades 7-12;
Konishiki Kids Foundation: $25,000 to provide community activities to low and moderate communities, individuals and expand economic opportunities;
Leeward Kai Canoe Club, Inc.: $15,000 for construction of a new koa canoe;
Life Foundation: $20,000 provide a comprehensive array of HIV related care and prevention services for underserved residents on the
Makana O`ke Akua, Inc.: $48,000 to assist recovering substance abuse offenders to maintain a clean and sober lifestyle in a structured transitional home;
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ManaManaLima: $35,000 “Future Farm Owners & Business: program to serve homeless families or individuals;
Nanakuli Alumni Association: $20,000 to organize and implement year-round programs and activities to address cultural, educational, and unmet social issues;
Poi Dogs & Popoki: $35,000 to provide outreach and assistance to families with pets on the
Seagull Schools, Inc.: $30,000 to purchase and install commercial shade structures for playground equipment and safety railing for classroom lanai;
Surfing The Nation: $50,000 expand service through the STN Leeward Coast Community Program for Children and Youth;
Waianae Community Outreach: $40,000 to implement “Equal Access to Legal Services” project to provide legal representation for residents;
Waimanalo Construction Coalition: $40,000 to provide construction and commercial driver’s license instruction to low and moderate income and unemployed individuals; and,
Westside Athletic Foundation: $40,000 to assist youth sports organizations in setting and achieving goals for advancement of their members and their community.
Jim Fulton, Mayor’s Office, 768-5767
James K. Lota, Project Officer, Department of Community Services, 768-7760