How will your Neighborhood Board spend $500,000 grant money?


At the meeting of the Waianae Neighborhood Board’s Committee for Intergovernmental Affairs & Human Services, Chairman Calvin Endo reported that there is a total of $1,500,000 available from the current expenses of the Leeward Coast Community Benefits Program which can be used for various grants by three Neighborhood Boards – $500,000 for Waianae, $500,000 for Nanakuli-Maile, and $500,000 for the new Makakilo Kapolei board. Meeting dates are scheduled for training and assisting people who wish to apply for the grants listed in the Grants-in-Aid category . The City & County website will post the training dates and the due dates for grant applications.

A priority list for grants will be presented at the next Waianae Neighborhood Board meeting on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at the Waianae District Park’s Multi-purpose Room, 85-601 Farrington Highway, starting at 7:00 P.M. The Waianae Neighborhood Board Resolution List for Grants is as follows:

  • Summer Fun Program.
  • Illegal Dumping Prevention Program.
  • Assistance for abused children who require treatment.
  • Adult education for effective parenting and community involvement.
  • Senior citizen community programs.

At the regular board meeting on January 7, 2014, besides the Resolution on the Leeward Coast Community Benefits  Program, new business on the agenda will  include these topics:

  • Hawaiian Humane Society presented by Bonnie Oda, manager of  Education Partnerships, who can be reached at (808) 356-2206 or at
  • UH-West Oahu presented by Chancellor Rochne Freitas, who can be reached at (808) 689-2770.
  • Waianae Coast Comprehensive health Center presented by Joyce O’Brien,MPH, Associate Executive Officer, who can be reached at (808) 697-3457.

The general public is welcome to attend the meeting and ask questions or make comments during the discussions and presentations.  The meeting will adjourn at 9:30 P.M. For further information call the Neighborhood Commission Office at 768-3710  between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.


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