Washington, D.C. – The Hawaii Congressional Delegation today announced that the U.S. Department of Education will allocate more than $47 million in Title I, Part A Grants to local educational agencies (LEA) in Hawaii, Honolulu, Kauai, and Maui counties for school year 2015-2016.
Maui County’s share is $4,925,038.
“Investing in our children’s education is one of the best ways to help them reach their full potential. But too often, schools in underserved communities lack the necessary resources to make that happen,” said U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai’i), a member of the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee. “This funding will give schools across Hawai’i the resources they need to help our children succeed.”
“I am very happy that Hawaii’s public school system will receive this grant,” said Congressman Mark Takai (HI-01). “These funds will be directed toward students and schools that need extra resources – primarily schools that are located in low-income and underserved communities. Hawaii’s public schools educate the majority of our keiki, and federal grants such as this help provide our schools with the resources they need to succeed. I will continue to work closely with the congressional delegation to maximize the federal support coming in to our state.”
The preliminary allocations per county are as follows: Hawaii County, $10,653,162; Honolulu County, $29,380,200; Kauai County, $2,054,375; Maui County, $4,925,038. Final allocations are expected to be released by ED in June 2015, which will differ slightly from the from the preliminary allocations.