Members of the Hawaii Senate’s Ways and Means (WAM) Committee will travel to Waimea on the Big Island to meet with groups who have applied for state Grants-in-Aid at 1:30 p.m. on March 9, 2019 at Tutu’s House in Kamuela.
WAM chair Sen. Donovan Dela Cruz and vice-chair Sen. Gilbert Keith-Agaran will be joined by Big Island Senator Lorraine Inouye in interviewing those who have sought state funding for non-profit programs and projects. Senators Kai Kahele, Dru Mamo Kanuha, and Russell Ruderman have also been invited to attend.
“We thought it was important that we hear directly from those who have applied for GIAs,” said Sen. Inouye, “so we have a clear picture of what their needs are. I want to thank Sen. Dela Cruz and Sen. Keith Agaran for scheduling these meetings in the communities that could ultimately be affected by our decisions.”
State Grants-in-Aid offer funding to non-profits for capital improvement projects or operational expenses.