Kailapa Community Association to Relocate to New Center
On Friday, June 29, 2018, the Hawai‘i Senate Majority announced that members of the Kailapa Community Association will develop the groundwork for their much-anticipated resource center with $500,000 in Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funding recently released by the Ige Administration, the Hawai‘i Senate announced.
The $500,000 CIP funding will be used to construct phase one of the development of a community resource center in Kawaihae on Hawai‘i Island. Phase one will include the architecture, engineering and photography for the foundation of the center. Once phase one is complete, then phase two of building the structure can begin.
“Having their own building will improve the services for residents of the Kailapa community, services that will particularly empower Native Hawaiians living in this area,” said Sen. Lorraine Inouye (Dist. 4: Hilo, Hāmākua, Kohala, Waimea, Waikoloa and Kona), who helped secure the much-needed funding. “I’m grateful to my fellow legislators and the governor for recognizing the needs of the Kailapa community.”