Hawai‘i Tourism Authority announces Kūkulu Ola and Aloha ‘Āina programs
The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority has announced funding opportunities for its Kūkulu Ola and Aloha ‘Āina programs.
The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority will provide funding support to qualified organizations and programs that will perpetuate Hawaiian culture and preserve Hawaiʻi’s natural resources in fiscal year 2023-2024.
The Kūkulu Ola and Aloha ‘Āina programs are a part of The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority’s commitment to its 2025 Strategic Plan.
“The Kūkulu Ola and Aloha ‘Āina programs are direct ways to reinvest in our people and place by supporting the work of various community organizations across the Hawaiian Islands,” said Kalani Ka‘anā‘anā, the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority’s chief brand officer.
The Kūkulu Ola program provides support to awardees that enhance, strengthen and perpetuate the Hawaiian culture through experiences for residents and visitors alike. The Aloha ‘Āina program provides support to community entities with an emphasis on ‘āina-kānaka (land-human) relationships and knowledge that manage, preserve and regenerate Hawai‘i’s natural resources and environment.
The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority has partnered with the Hawai‘i Community Foundation to administer its 2023 Kūkulu Ola and Aloha ‘Āina programs.
The deadline for applicants to submit proposals to the Hawai‘i Community Foundation seeking funding support from either of the two programs is May 24, 2023 at 4 p.m. HST. Interested applicants should visit hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/HTA.
All inquiries about the funding opportunities should be directed to Kehau Meyer at [email protected].