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$165 Million in CIP Funds Released

March 30, 2021, 10:02 AM HST
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Gov. David Ige on Tuesday announced the release of more than $165 million for capital improvement projects (CIP) to fund critical public infrastructure projects.

Big Island funding includes monies to develop a USDA agricultural inspection station at the Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport, as well as improvements to public schools in Hilo and Honoka´a, among other projects.

“The release of these state CIP funds is essential for the long-term health of our state — addressing some of our infrastructure needs and improving the quality of services in our communities,” the governor said. “We will continue to invest in maintaining, rehabilitating and rejuvenating a wide range of public infrastructure, as we work to improve system reliability, advance public safety and enhance recreational experiences.”

Statewide:

Project NameDescription:Amount Released:Total Project Cost:Estimated Completion Date:
Hawaiʻi Emergency Management AgencyTo provide design and construction funds for the upgrade of 400 siren sites statewide that require new satellite modems$2,000,000.00$2,000,000.00June 2023
Lump Sum Public HousingTo fund design and construction for disability accessibility improvements, security fencing and gates, sewer pump system replacement, and other public housing improvements and renovations$20,000,000.00$20,000,000.00Various completion dates
Public Safety Department Facility-Wide RepairsTo provide funds to address the immediate repairs, deferred maintenance, related support and improvements of statewide facilities$3,000,000.00$6,000,000.00Various completion dates
Minor CIP for the Community CollegesThe funds will be used to support ongoing major renewal and repurposing projects at the community colleges, statewide$23,248,000.00$37,248,000.00 in G.O. bond fundsVarious completion dates
Safe Drinking Water Revolving FundGeneral obligation bond funds of $2,221,000 will be transferred to the Drinking Water Treatment Revolving Loan Fund to match $11,107,000 federal funds to provide construction. loans to finance safe drinking water facilities of various capacities and designs, statewide$2,221,000.00$13,328,000.00 ($2,221,000 in G.O. bond funds + $11,107,000 in federal funds) 
Wastewater Treatment Revolving FundFunds will provide construction loans to finance safe drinking water facilities of various capacities and designs, statewide$2,487,000.00$14,918,000.00 ($2,487,000.00 in G.O. bond funds + $12,431,000.00 in federal funds)June 2025
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Pedestrian ImprovementsTo finance design and construction for ADA and pedestrian improvements at various locations, statewide$270,000.00$270,000.00Various completion dates
Community Colleges SystemThe funds will be used to finance important capital improvement projects throughout the community colleges system$14,500,000.00 in G.O. bond funds$39,500,000.00 in G.O. bond fundsVarious completion dates
University of Hawaiʻi System – System, Renew, Improve, and ModernizeThe funds will be used for design and construction to improve University of Hawaiʻi system facilities$48,248,000.00$128,248,000.00 
 Total:$115,974,000.00  

Hawaiʻi County:

Project NameDescription:Amount Released:Total Project Cost:Estimated Completion Date:
Hilo Intermediate SchoolTo finance design funds for major renovation or replacement of Building A at Hilo Intermediate School$2,000,000.00$28,000,000.00TBD
Honokaʻa High and Intermediate SchoolTo finance design and construction for science facilities upgrades at Honokaʻa High and Intermediate School$500,000.00$2,000,000.00August 2023
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Inspection Building, Ellison Onizuka Kona International AirportT finance design of a new USDA inspection building at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole, Hawaiʻi$425,000.00$11,151,828.00October 2022
University of Hawaiʻi –  HiloThe funds will be used to support the following projects: Campus Center, Capital Renewal and Deferred Maintenance (CRDM); UH Hilo Library, CRDM; College of Natural and Health Sciences, Psychology Lab; College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management, Pana’ewa Farm; and the Student Services building gutter replacement and roof repair$8,000,000.00$13,000,000.00 in G.O. bond funds 
 Total:$10,925,000.00  
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City and County of Honolulu:

Project NameDescription:Amount Released:Total Project Cost:Estimated Completion Date:
Farrington High SchoolTo finance construction to replace the gym bleachers at Farrington High School$875,000.00$875,000.00August 2023
Hawaiʻi State Laboratories- Kamāʻuleʻule buildingTo provide various improvements to the mechanical systems and other improvements at Kamā’ule’ule building (e.g. replacement of failing chillers, cooling towers, reheat machines, ancillary pumps and other mechanical equipment, etc.)$6,738,040.00(in G.O. bond funds)$7,398,040.00July 2022
Hickam Elementary SchoolTo finance design of campus improvements, including replacement facilities, at Hickam Elementary School$6,000,000.00(1,200,000.00 in G.O. bond funds and $4,800,000.00 in federal funds)$66,000,000.00 ($13,200,000.00 in G.O. bond funds $52,800,000.00 in federal funds) 
Pūʻōhala Elementary SchoolTo finance construction to replace the school cafeteria’s exiting chill box and freezer$110,000.00$110,000.00August 2022
Kanoelani Elementary SchoolTo finance design and construction for a portable classroom$2,000,000.00$2,000,000.00May 2023
Lump Sum Hawaiʻi Health Systems CorporationThis project will provide construction funds to replace the fire alarm control panel at Leahi Hospital$8,698.00$8,698.00Pending
Linapuni ElementaryTo finance construction for a new covered walkway and parking lot improvements$800,000.00$800,000.00August 2022
Kūhiō Elementary SchoolTo finance construction for a new covered walkway between the cafeteria and Building H$500,000.00$500,000.00May 2023
Birkhimer Emergency Operation CenterTo provide design and construction funds for the increased security and access improvements at the Emergency Operation Center and Building 303 located at the operations support facility$440,000.00$440,000.00December 2022
Mākaha Elementary SchoolTo finance design and construction to build a covered multipurpose gathering space$3,000,000.00$3,000,000.00May 2023
Maunawili Elementary SchoolTo finance construction for parking lot improvements$720,000.00$720,000.00May 2023
Nānākuli ElementaryTo finance construction for campus improvements$1,117,000.00$1,117,000.00June 2023
Shafter ElementaryTo finance design of campus improvements including replacement facilities$6,000,000.00 ($1,200,000.00 in G.O. bond funds + $4,800,000.00 in federal funds)$75,250,000.00 ($15,250,000 in G.O. bond funds + $60,000,000 in federal funds)TBD
Wilson Elementary SchoolTo finance construction of a covered play area$1,000,000.00$1,100,000.00July 2022
Kāhala Elementary SchoolTo finance the construction for drainage and flood mitigation improvements$260,000.00$335,582.00May 2023
Sand Island State ParkRelease of funds for additional sewer and park improvements at Sand Island State Recreation area$500,000.00$5,000,000.00December 2021
 Total:$30,068,738.00  
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Kauaʻi County:

Project NameDescription:Amount Released:Total Project Cost:Estimated Completion Date:
Guardrail and shoulder improvements at various locationsTo finance design and construction for guardrail and shoulder improvements on state highways$1,258,000.00$1,258,000.00TBD
Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle SchoolTo finance design and construction for the renovations to the library and creation of spaces for student collaboration$400,000.00$468,000.00January 2023
Ahukini Landfill Restoration at Līhuʻe  AirportTo finance the additional design for Ahukini landfill restoration phase II at Līhuʻe  Airport$570,000.00$995,000.00December 2024
Kauaʻi Veterans Memorial HospitalThis project will provide design and equipment funds for the purchase and installation of a CT scan machine at Kauaʻi Veterans Memorial Hospital$1,300,000.00 in G.O. bond funds$2,700,000.00 in G.O. bond fundsJuly 2021
 Total:$3,528,000.00  

Maui County:

Project NameDescription:Amount Released:Total Project Cost:Estimated Completion Date:
Pomaikai Elementary SchoolTo finance construction to replace playground equipment$150,000.00$150,000.00August 2021
Kaunakakai Elementary SchoolTo finance construction for roof and gutter replacements for Buildings B and D and installation of bleachers$750,000.00$750,000.00December 2022
Lihikai Elementary SchoolTo finance construction for installation of new fencing and gates$650,000.00$650,000.00May 2023
Kanahā Beach ParkTo finance the installation of a greywater reuse filtration system and related infrastructure work at Kanahā Beach Park$450,000.00$500,000.00June 2023
Wailuku Elementary SchoolTo finance design and construction for parking lot improvements$450,000.00$2,500,000.00May 2023
Kahului Elementary SchoolTo finance design and construction for air conditioning$1,000,000.00$1,000,000.00August 2022
Reconstruction of Runway 3-21 Lānaʻi AirportTo finance additional design and construction for the reconstruction of Runway 3-21 at Lānaʻi Airport, Lāna‘i$464,731.00$28,474,731.00December 2022
Traffic Operational Improvements at Various LocationsTo finance design and construction for traffic operational improvements at various locations on Maui$1,405,000.00$1,405,000.00Various
 Total:$5,319,731.00  

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