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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, May 4, 2010

$737K awarded to 3 groups that aid native communities

Advertiser Staff

The U.S. Treasury has awarded $737,000 to three Hawai'i organizations.

The money will be divided among Hawaii First FCU, the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement and the Kanu o ka 'Aina Learning 'Ohana.

They are the beneficiaries of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund's Native American assistance initiative.

The organizations are among 45 institutions nationwide selected to share more than $10 million in financial and technical assistance awards for Fiscal Year 2010.

The program supports native institutions that better address the development and capital access needs of native communities.