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OHA selects grant administrator

HONOLULU — OHA announced the selection of the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement to administer a $1.6-million grant to provide emergency financial assistance to low-income Native Hawaiians statewide.

“We are proud to partner with CNHA to provide critical kokua to our beneficiaries who are in the most need,” said OHA Board of Trustees Chairwoman Colette Machado in a press release.

“So many of our beneficiaries are scraping to get by. For many, all it takes is one missed paycheck, one unexpected health scare, one unfortunate accident, to push them to the streets. This grant will provide funding to help those individuals cope with these emergencies and stay in their homes.”

The grant is intended to assist Native Hawaiians statewide, whose incomes are at or below 300 percent of Hawaii Federal Poverty Guidelines, to address unexpected crises, such as loss of income, loss of employment by layoff, debilitating illness or injury or other unanticipated circumstances.

“With this grant, CNHA will provide qualified individuals and families with emergency funding to stabilize their situations,” the release said.
Source: The Garden Island

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