Stately Spending

If you know your way around this site, you know that there are two ways of perusing the many, many grants we’ve recorded.  Many.  Many, many, many.  It’s overwhelming actually.  And overwhelming is kind of the point.  No matter where you stand on the issue of Native Hawaiian sovereignty or the Akaka Bill, if you’ve checked out the grants here, you cannot fairly say that Native Hawaiians receive no support or help.  There may be any number of cultural or socio-economic issues at play in the question of how Native Hawaiians fare in society.  But if you’re looking for a reason to support the Akaka Bill, the claim that Native Hawaiians get no government resources is laughable in light of the evidence here.

Anyway, for those who just want an overview, there’s the quick list that can be viewed here.  And for those who want to dig a little deeper, there’s the wiki/database of grants that can be viewed here.  (And as a reminder: if you have any information or feedback to share on any grant, be sure to email us at 4hawaiiansonly@gmail.com so that we can add that information to the wiki.  Frequent or especially helpful researchers are given their own log-ins to update at will.)

Recently, we added some information to our quick grant list that was previously only available in the wiki–you can now see at a glance which grants come from federal agencies and which from state departments.  It’s no surprise to see that the federal portion of the grants on the list so far is slightly higher–a total of approximately $265,666,125 spent since fiscal year 2007.  As for approximate state spending, it comes to a more modest (but still considerable) $56,201,112 for the same period of time.  That’s more than the annual budget for a few different state departments.  For a state that struggles with budget and deficit problems, that’s almost real money.

3 thoughts on “Stately Spending”

  1. I DONT SEE ANY HAWAIIANS WITH GRANTS BUT ONLY HAOLE WHO SAY THERE HELPING HAWAIIANS BUT I SEE NO MONEY. MOST HAWAIIANS IN PRISON LOW INCOME HOUSEING LIVEING ON BEACHES . AMERICA CHEMTRALES HAARP POISON FOODS FDA STILL 1.2 TRILLION TO OK ZOLOFT KILLED MORE THAN 1 MILLION PEOPLE LOOK IT UP http://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM

  2. In the interest of fairness, Hawaiians have recieved grants, used I hope, to support/kokua future success. What I would like to see is the data/percentile, comparison information of these grants that were/have been awarded. This information may possibly include numerous success stories .Now that would be something to celebrate.

  3. My family is needing help. Husband has a job but when asking for help they say he make to much. But after paying taxes, health care, not much is left.We are trying not to lose what we have, so it would be great if there was some help that could help the Hawaiians to keep their heads above water and not lose their home to the main land company’s.

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