Senator Jill N. Tokuda, Chair

Senator Ronald D. Kouchi, Vice Chair



Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto, Vice Chair






Friday, March 20, 2015


9:00 a.m.



State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street




The Senate Committee on Ways and Means and the House Committee on Finance will conduct a joint informational briefing on Chapter 42F, Hawaii Revised Statutes, grant applications.


Applicants are not required to attend the joint briefing. All applications will be considered regardless of whether applicants attend the briefing. Due to the volume of applications received, and to maximize efficiency, the following rules will be applied during the informational briefing:


1.     Only one (1) representative per applicant will be called, regardless of the number of applications submitted by any applicant, to provide information and answer questions;

2.     Each representative will be allowed no more than three (3) minutes to provide information; and

3.     Neighbor Island will be heard in alphabetical order first, followed by Oahu applicants in alphabetical order.


Please be advised that, if necessary, the Joint Committee will recess in order for the members to attend their respective floor sessions.


The following grant-in-aid applicants are listed in alphabetical order and divided by Neighbor Island based applicants and Oahu based applicants.



Neighbor Island Applicants

ACCESS Capabilities, Inc.

Aha Punana Leo

Alakaina Foundation

Best Buddies Hawaii, LLC

Big Island Substance Abuse Council

Big Island Wellness Solutions

Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island

Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui, Inc.

Friends of Kona Pacific Public Charter School

Friends of NELHA

Friends of the Future

Friends of the Volcano School of Arts & Sciences

Hale Mahaolu

Hamakua Health Center, Inc.

Hana Health

Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council

Hawaii Forest Institute

Hawaii Island Community Development Corporation

Hawaii Island Humane Society

Hawaii Oil Seed Producers LLC

Hawaii Sober Living & Recovery Center

Hawaii Soccer Federation

Hawaii State Rural Health Association

Hawaii Wildlife Center

Hawaiian Islands Land Trust

Heritage Hall, Inc.

Hilo Hamakua Community Development Corporation (HHCDC)

Hoomana, Inc.

Hooulu Lahui Inc.

HOPE Services Hawaii, Inc.

Hospice of Hilo

Hui Kauhale, Inc.

Hui Malama Learning Center

Hui Malama Ola Na Oiwi

Hui O Waa Kaulua

Hui Pono Holoholona

Innovations Public Charter School Foundation

International Lunar Observatory Association

J. Walter Cameron Center, Inc.

Kahilu Theatre Foundation

Kahua Paa Mua, Inc.

Kailapa Community Association

Kalamaula Homesteaders Association

Kamaaha Education Initiative, Inc.

Kanu I Ka Pono, Inc.

Kauai Economic Development Board

Kauai Economic Opportunity, Incorporated

Kauai Food Bank, Inc.

Kauai Planning & Action Alliance, Inc.

Kona Association for Retarded Citizens

Kona Historical Society

Laiopua 2020

Lokahi Treatment Centers

Lyman House Memorial Museum

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc.

Maui Preparatory Academy

Maui Youth and Family Services, Inc.

MHFA, Inc.

North Kohala Community Resource Center

Olohana, Inc.

Pacific Tsunami Museum

Panaewa Community Alliance

Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary

Royal Order of Kamehameha I, Mamalahoa

South Maui Learning Ohana, Inc.

Supporting the Language of Kauai, Inc.

The Exploration Foundation

Waioli Corporation



Oahu Applicants

Adult Friends for Youth

After-School All-Stars Hawaii

Aloha Independent Living Hawaii

Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawaii

Bikeshare Hawaii

Bishop Museum

Blueprint for Change

Boy Scouts of America, Aloha Council

Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii

Catholic Charities Hawaii

Celtic Pipes of Hawaii

Center for Tomorrow's Leaders

Central Oahu Youth Services Association, Inc. (COYSA)

Child and Family Service

Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawaii

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Hawaii

Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement

Department of Hawaii, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States

Diamond Head Theatre

Domestic Violence Action Center

Dr. Angel Yanagihara, Cnidaria Research Lab, University of Hawaii

Easter Seals Hawaii

Empower Oahu

Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii, Inc.

Ethnic Education Foundation of Hawaii

Family Hui Hawaii

Family Nurturing Centers Inc.

Family Programs Hawaii

Family Promise of Hawaii

Fish Reef Project Hawaii

Friends of Falls of Clyde

Friends of the Children's Justice Center of Oahu

Good Beginnings Alliance

Goodwill Industries of Hawaii, Inc.

Gregory House Programs

Guide Dogs of Hawaii

Hale Kipa, Inc.

Hawaii Academy of Performing Arts

Hawaii Academy of Science

Hawaii Agricultural Foundation

Hawaii Alliance for Arts Education

Hawaii Alliance for Community-Based Economic Development

Hawaii Asia Pacific Institute

Hawaii Community Development Board (HCDB)

Hawaii Council for the Humanities

Hawaii Ecotourism Association

Hawaii Family Law Clinic

Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation

Hawaii Foodbank

Hawaii Habitat for Humanity Association, Inc.

Hawaii Health Information Exchange

Hawaii HomeOwnership Center

Hawaii Hospital Education and Research Foundation (HHERF)

Hawaii Human Development Corporation

Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs (HIPA)

Hawaii International Film Festival

Hawaii Korean Chamber of Commerce

Hawaii Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation

Hawaii Literacy, Inc.

Hawaii Maoli

Hawaii Meth Project

Hawaii Nature Center, Inc.

Hawaii Performing Arts Company

Hawaii Pops Orchestra

Hawaii Public Charter Schools Network

Hawaii Public Health Association

Hawaii Public Television Foundation

Hawaii Science and Technology Education, LLC.

Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra

Hawaii United Okinawa Association

Hawaii Youth Symphony Association

Hawaiian Community Assets, Inc

Hawaiian Humane Society

Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii

Helping Hands Hawaii

HHOC Mortgage

Hinaea: A Place for Healing

Hoi Hoi Ea

Holomua Na Ohana

Honolulu Academy of Arts

Honolulu Community Action Program, Inc.

Honolulu Council of the Navy League


Hoola Na Pua, Inc.

Hoomaka Hou Learning Center

Hoomau Ke Ola

HUGS for Hawaii's Seriously Ill Children & Their Families

Iwalani Foundation

James Kent Associates


Kamalapua O Koolau

Kapolei Community Development Corporation (KCDC)

Kawananakoa Band Booster Club

Koolauloa Community Health and Wellness Center, Inc.

Kokua Kalihi Valley (Comprehensive Family Services)

Kuakini Medical Center

Kualoa-Heeia Ecumenical Youth Project

Lanakila Pacific

LearningBiz, LLC

Legal Aid Society of Hawaii

Leilehua Alumni and Community Association

Life Foundation

Living Life Source Foundation

Makana O Ke Akua, Inc

Making Dreams Come True, Valley of Rainbows, Inc.

Malama Maunalua

Manaceutical Labs L.L.C.

Mental Health Association of Hawaii

MOA Hawaii

Moanalua Gardens Foundation

Moiliili Community Center

Moncado Foundation of America

Na Kama Kai

Nahoku Ala Inc

Nanakuli Housing Corporation

National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii

Newman Consulting Services, LLC

Nisei Veterans Legacy Center

Oahu Resource Conservation and Development Council

Oahu Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Oahu SPCA)

Oahu Veterans Council

Ohana and Friends of West Oahu

Ohana Komputer

Ōiwi Television Network, Inc.

Ola Ka Ilima Arts Center LLC

ORI (Opportunities and Resources Inc.)

Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery

Pacific American Foundation Hawaii, Inc.

Pacific and Asian Affairs Council

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

Pacific Business Services, Inc.

Pacific Gateway Center

Palama Settlement

Parents And Children Together

Partners in Development Foundation

PATCH - People Attentive to Children

Permits Hawaii


Polynesian Voyaging Society

Project Vision Hawaii

Read Aloud America

Read To Me International Foundation

Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific

Roman Catholic Church in the State of Hawaii

St. Francis Healthcare Foundation of Hawaii

Surfing the Nations

Surfrider Foundation

Susannah Wesley Community Center

The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii

The Children's Alliance of Hawai'i

The Estria Foundation

The Filipino Community Center

The Friends of the Iolani Palace

The Wahiawa Center for Community Health

Touch a Heart, Inc.

Transitional Coaching and Development Institute, Inc.

Uhane Pohaku Na Moku O Hawaii, Inc.

University Clinical, Education, and Research Associates (UCERA)/ Department of Psychiatry

Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii

Wahiawa Community Based Development Organization

Wahiawa General Hospital

Waianae District Comprehensive Health and Hospital Board, Incorporated

Waianae Economic Development Council

Waianae Protestant Church

Waikiki Community Center, Inc.

Waikiki Health

Waimanalo Health Center

Waimanalo Market Co-op

Winners at Work, Inc.

WorkNet, Inc.

Young Men's Christian Association of Honolulu

Young Women's Christian Association of Oahu




FOR AMENDED NOTICES: Measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are underscored. If a measure is both underscored and stricken through, that measure has been deleted from the agenda.


If you require auxiliary aids or services to participate in the public hearing process (i.e. ASL or foreign language interpreter, or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the committee clerk at least 24 hours prior to the hearing so that arrangements can be made.






Rep. Sylvia Luke




Senator Jill N. Tokuda