Education Grants To Help Hawaii’s Needy

Hawaii’s Congressional delegation announced March 11 that the U.S. Department of Education will allocate more than $47 million in Title I, Part A Grants to local educational agencies in Hawaii, Honolulu, Kauai and Maui counties for school year 2015-2016.

“Our keiki deserve a high-quality education, and the opportunity to gain the tools and skills that will best equip them for success and a bright future,” said U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

“Strong schools and good teachers can help break the cycle of poverty that trap many families, but only if they are given the resources and support needed to empower students.”

Title I Grants provide financial assistance to improve the teaching and learning of children at risk of not meeting academic achievement requirements.

Based on a variety of factors such as per-pupil expenditures, poverty and population estimates, Title I Grants are targeted to help students who reside in high concentration areas of children from low-income families.

The preliminary allocation for Oahu is $29,380,200. Final allocations are expected to be released in June.