Native Hawaiian Education

To develop innovative educational programs to assist Native Hawaiians, to supplement and expand programs and authorities in the area of education, and to encourage the maximum participation of Native Hawaiians in planning and management of Native Hawaiian education programs.

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Agency - Department of Education

The Department of Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through coordination, management and accountability in Federal education programs. The Department works to supplement and complement educational efforts on all levels, encouraging increased involvement by the public, parents and students.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
University Of Hawaii Systems $ 2,240,933   2019-10-012023-09-30
University Of Hawaii Systems $ 950,000   2018-09-172023-09-30
University Of Hawaii Systems $ 2,078,420   2018-09-172023-09-16
University Of Hawaii Systems $ 2,100,000   2018-09-172023-09-16
Education, Hawaii Department Of $ 1,750,187   2018-09-172023-09-16
Native Hawaiian Education Council $ 500,000   2022-09-012023-08-31
Papakolea Community Development $ 839,114   2021-05-012023-04-30
University Of Hawaii Systems $ 2,080,024   2021-05-012023-04-30
Partners In Development Foundation $ 3,187,444   2021-05-012023-04-30
Keiki 'o Ka 'aina Preschool, Inc. $ 1,644,581   2021-05-012023-04-30

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Program funds may be used to carry a variety of authorized activities including, but not limited to: (1) early education and care programs, (2) family-based education centers, (3) beginning reading and literacy programs, (4) activities to meet the special needs of Native Hawaiian students with disabilities, (5) activities to address the needs of gifted and talented Native Hawaiian students, (6) professional development for educators, (7) the operation of community-based learning centers that address the needs of Native Hawaiians, and (8) activities to enable Native Hawaiian students to enter and complete postsecondary education programs.

An eligible entity may use not more than 5 percent of the funds received under this program for the administrative costs of carrying out its responsibilities under this subpart.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants include: (1) Native Hawaiian educational organizations and community-based organizations; (2) public and private nonprofit organizations, agencies, and institutions with experience in developing or operating Native Hawaiian programs or programs of instruction in the Native Hawaiian language; (3) charter schools; or (4) consortia of the organizations, agencies, and institutions described above.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Native Hawaiian children and adults.


This program is included under OMB Circular No. A-87. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applications must be prepared and submitted in accordance with a notice published in the Federal Register. By the due date, eligible applicants must submit to the Department of Education a complete application that addresses the purposes of the program, the selection criteria, and any priorities included in the application notice, and includes all required assurances and signatures.

Award Procedures

The Department of Education awards these grants on a competitive basis. Applications are reviewed and ranked by a panel of outside reviewers. The program office notifies successful applicants of awards and awards grants. Contact the program office for more information.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended, Title VI, Part B.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

The range of approval/disapproval time is approximately 60 to 120 days following the application deadline.


Not Applicable.


Renewals are subject to the availability of appropriations.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Awards are made for a period of up to three years; continuation awards are based on the availability of appropriations and adequate progress on project implementation. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.

Post Assistance Requirements


Each eligible entity receiving a grant under this program annually must submit to the Department a report of its operations and activities.

Each such annual report must include: (1) an executive summary; (2) project status information; (3) budget information; and (4) supplemental information.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

No performance monitoring is required.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.


In accordance with the General Education Provisions Act and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), certain records must be retained for three years after the end of the grant.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $33,397,000; FY 17 est $33,397,000; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range of New Awards: $250,000-$950,000; Average New Award: $425,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), Parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Joanne Osborne, Department of Education, OESE, Academic Improvement and Teacher Quality Programs, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Rm. 3W215, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: Phone: (202) 260-1265.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The selection criteria contained in EDGAR, 34 CFR 75.209 and 75.210 are used to evaluate applications. Contact the program office for additional information.

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