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Hawaii Health Connector

Open Enrollment Begins Today!
Open Enrollment is the time when you and your family can shop around, compare and sign up for health insurance through the Hawaii Health Connector or renew your plan if you signed up last year. You can also find out if you can get help paying for coverage. If you want to make sure you’re covered in 2015, mark these important dates on your calendar:

  • November 15, 2014. Open Enrollment begins. This is your first day to apply for, keep, or change your coverage.
  • December 15, 2014. Enroll by this date if you want new coverage that begins on January 1, 2015. If your coverage is changing or you want to change plans, enroll by December 15th to avoid a lapse in coverage.
  • February 15, 2015. The last day you can sign up for coverage in 2015 during Open Enrollment.

Are you ready to enroll in a health coverage plan or change your plan? We have a team of Kōkua on every island ready to assist you and answer your questions. Schedule a call or meeting with a certified Kōkua to learn more and apply. They’re working hard to make it easier for you to find and compare health plans, determine your eligibility for financial help, enroll in the health plan of your choice, and get the answers you need so you can continue to make the best health insurance decisions for yourself and your family. You can request an appointment, or contact a Kokua directly using our Community Location directory. Or contact our Customer Support Center at 877-628-5076 (Monday- Saturday from 8 am to 8 pm and Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm) to speak with a trained and certified representative.

Our mission is to help the people of Hawai’i access the care they need to stay healthy. Let us know if you have any questions!

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WHO: Farmers, ranchers, foresters, and anyone interested in climate change.

WHAT: Round-table discussion about Soil & Water Resources Conservation Act (RCA).

WHEN: Thursday, December 11, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: North Conference Room of The Kunia Village & Agri-Business Complex located at 92-1780Kunia Road, Kunia, HI. (See driving directions at the bottom.)

Free to attend and lunch will be provided by the Farm Foundation.

WHY: Established by law in 1977, the RCA requires USDA to gather public input on natural resources conservation policy issues. The goal is to safeguard the nation’s natural resources to meet current and future agricultural needs, improve delivery of conservation services to landowners and communities, and expand participation in conservation programs.

HOW: Details are online at

Discussion in each roundtable session will address three core topics:

  1. Water resource management
  2. Soil health
  3. Resilience of soil/water resources to climate change & extreme weather events

Directions to Kunia Village & Agri-Business Complex NORTH Conference Room

Driving west on H-1, you’ll pass the Waikele off-ramp on your right.  Take the next exit, 5B H1-750 KuniaNorth.

The exit puts you onto Kunia Road heading north; move to your left.

After driving approximately 5 to 6 miles through mainly open fields, the speed limit reduces to 35 mph (you will already have passed a golf course on your right).

Next you will see a flashing overhead yellow light and a sign on the left that says “Kunia Village & Agri-Business Complex SOUTH.”  Keep driving past this intersection.

Proceed past a yellow gate entrance on your left and, at the end of the tree line on your left, there will be another sign saying “Kunia Village & Agri-Business Complex NORTH.”  Turn left at this road and pass through the gate straight ahead and then turn left again.

The conference room is set back and to the left of the large warehouse as you enter this property.  Park anywhere; parking area is obvious.  The address is 92-1780 Kunia Road, but there are no visible address signs to go by.  If you get to a traffic light, you have gone too far.  You will be at a military installation.

Please call 621-1350 or 621-1351 if you get lost.


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Oiwi TV

A Pacific ʻOhana

As Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia sailed throughout the pacific- from Hawaiʻi to Tahiti and finally to Sāmoa- the crews found a common thread throughout all the communities they visited: that we are all ʻohana. Click on the amazing aerial picture above to watch the full video.

Crew Profile: Saki Uchida

Originally from Japan, Saki Uchida left home in 2007 and moved her life to Oʻahu, in order to become a crew member on Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia. Click the above image of Saki to learn more about her journey.

Office of Hawaiian Affairs Candidate Game

OHA and Kanu Hawaii are using an online game to help get more Native Hawaiians interested in statewide elections. The game includes quizzes for governor, congress and OHA trustee candidates. Click the above image to learn more!

Hokulea Crew shared a link.

Crew Blog: The Navigatorʻs Journey
By Kālepa Baybayan
For myself, it has been a great pleasure meeting old friends as we sailed across the central Pacific and to introduce new crew members to the many island communities we visited. One thing remained consistent throughout all three legs of the journey, the energetic spirit and enthusiasm each crew member brought to the voyage and its mission.#MalamaHonua #WorldwideVoyage #Hokulea #1Ocean1Earth

Sending Pono Vibrations through our Homestead Communities!


4-Year Strategic Plan for DHHL

Aloha Statewide Homestead Leaders!

Since August of this year, a dozen homestead leaders from around the state have contributed to the drafting of the FIRST ever, beneficiary generated strategic plan for DHHL.  Last week at the CNHA convention, during the SCHHA caucus meeting, the plan was fully vetted, with additional items added.  The updated plan, adopted by the SCHHA and by the CNHA Policy Center is attached, and it will be hand delivered to each of the campaigns for Governor.  Mahalo Michelle and Blossom!

Hundreds of hours are represented in this document, and frankly, 95 years of homesteader experience is reflected as well.  As homesteaders, it is not hard to say that we know better than anyone what the solutions are for the Hawaiian Home Land Trust, for ourselves, for those on the waitlist, and on how our trust can fulfill its mission while giving a major economic boost to the state’s economy.  There is no one the Governor-Elect can appoint that has the knowledge or expertise of a homesteader.  However, any appointee, homesteader or not, with this plan in hand, has a greater chance for success.

I want to thank the homestead dozen that spent 10 weeks drafting it, and the SCHHA caucus in vetting this plan.  It represents how the trust can only be successful with beneficiaries at the table, not under it.  DHHL, the Governor, the Legislature, cannot save it, they need us, the beneficiaries to be engaged.  This plan embraces that truth – like never before.

It also includes a credible budget, one that calls on the State to simply fund its own employees and infrastructure as Uncle Dickie Nelson has been asking for, and let our beneficiary trust funds do the rest.  Our land trust can be financially sustainable, for the purposes of the trust, not for the operations of a state agency.  This plan calls on the state to fund $9M for its own staffing, $15M for the operations of its agency, $35M in GO Bonds to continue building infrastructure that creates incredible jobs for all of Hawaii’s residents, and it calls on our trust funds and federal grants we receive to carry the rest.  A modest budget when compared to other state agencies that do not have a constitutional mandate!

This plan corrects errors of the past, and lifts up that which has worked.  Most importantly however, this plan implements what Prince Kuhio originally envisioned, it marches to the intent of the HHCA, it does not bend that vision for other purposes, it embraces the full intent of the HHCA, that we do for ourselves by owning homes, farms and ranches………….and to own and operate mercantile and business ventures on our trust lands…..and that the State DHHL, do for itself, being funded by state funds for its employees and operational costs.

This plan follows the theme of Consult ~ Reform ~ Deliver ~ Together.  My prayer is that the candidates for Governor, and the eventual new Governor that will be elected in 3 weeks, will take a serious look at this plan, debate it with us, and seek our help to reach the full potential of our land trust.  Without the people, there is no Hawaiian Home Land Trust.  It is truly the people, that know exactly what to do.  I am on my 7th DHHL Director.  I know many of you are on your 10th!  There is no substitute for living and breathing the trust, we must come to the table and help the next Governor, and the next DHHL director, to get it right.  And we pray that the next Governor and the next DHHL Director have the humility of inclusion of beneficiaries, and the courage of Kuhio’s convictions so beautifully spelled out in the HHCA in totality.

Mahalo Ke Akua.  Robin Danner, SCHHA Policy Chair


Sustainable and Organic Agriculture Program

Providing science-based information to serve Hawaii’s Farming Community

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September | October | November  2014
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Aloha Annie,

Cover Crops, Food Safety, Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Community Engagement take center stage in this Fall 2014 issue of HānaiʻAi, the sustainable agriculture newsletter of the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. Join us on a trip to Kauaʻi to meet a longtime sustainable agriculture advocate and this issue’s featured farmer, Jerry Ornellas.


Make sure to visit the “back pages” of the newsletter as well, which feature Publications & Programs, upcoming Workshops, Conferences and Meetings, and the Organic Update. Stay up to date with our weekly SOAP activities via our twitter feed at: As always, the mission of HānaiʻAi is to provide a venue for dissemination of science-based information to serve all of Hawaii’s farming community in our quest for agricultural sustainability, and we would like to hear from you.


Welcome to CTAHR
We want to welcome Cynthia Reeves who joined the college in September as Maui County Administrator.  She is a UH Master’s alumna, who comes to us from her previous post as National Program Leader in Nutrition and Health for USDA NIFA, where she provided strategic planning, policy analysis, and leadership for Extension staff and programs in all US states and territories. We can feel very fortunate that she will bring her high-level experience and skills to this position.

Sustainable & Organic Research & Outreach News

News from Hawaii’s researchers & extension professionals
Corn/Cowpea performed significantly better compared to other legumes.
Effect of Intercropping Three Legume Species on Early Growth of Sweet Corn (Zea mays)
Amjad A. Ahmad, Theodore J.K. Radovich, and Nguyen V. Hue, UH-CTAHR


Two field experiments were conducted in Hawaii to study the effect of three legume species intercropped with sweet corn, soybean, bush bean, and cowpea, and corn alone served as control, on the growth, relative chlorophyll content, biomass, and yield in sweet corn. We got more chlorophyll, taller plants, higher biomass, and heavier corn ears under corn/legume intercropping treatments compared to corn only. Corn/Cowpea performed significantly better compared to other legumes. The results suggest that lower competition and/or the contribution of fixed N in the corn/cowpea treatment, contributed to the better growth.Read here.


FMI: FMI: Amjad Ahmad, email:

We evaluated different corrective measures such ozone, UV, chlorine and peracetic acid to reduce the microbial activity of E.coli in irrigation waters.

Evaluation of Various Pathogen Remediation Strategies for Soil and Soilless Farming Systems in Anticipation of the New Food Safety Guidelines

Jensen Uyeda, Jari Sugano, S. Fukuda, and J. Odani

We evaluated different corrective measures such ozone, UV, chlorine and peracetic acid to reduce the microbial activity of E.coli in irrigation waters. We feel all remedial treatments evaluated hold promise for soil and soilless farming systems. Water quality issues need to be taken into account when implementing a remediation program. Read here.

FMI: Jensen Uyeda, email:

CRATE: Center for Rural Agricultural Training and Entrepreneurship
CRATE: Center for Rural Agricultural Training and Entrepreneurship

CRATE is a USDA NIFA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) funded grant for Small and Medium-Size Farm programs to develop sustainable agricultural practices that rely on efficient use of on farm resources and integrate natural biological cycles and controls that will eventually lead to promoting local community entrepreneurship in the tropical Pacific region. In this column, the CRATE team will publish recent project activities that will help local farmers to explore competitive and economically viable organic crop production methods.

Evaluation of Microbes for Field Application in Hawaii

K-H. Wang, J. Sugano, J. Uyeda, T. Radovich, S. Ching, S. Mishra, A. Park, D. Meyer, M. Quintanilla, S. Fukuda, and S. Migita, UH-CTAHR

Field trialSustainability of agricultural productivity on Hawaiian farmlands is dependent on maintaining or enhancing soil fertility and increasing on farm efficiency. Unfortunately, many short-term, intensive crop farming systems rely on frequent soil tillage that disturbs soil microbial activities which may eventually lead to a “tired soil.”  In terrestrial farming systems,introducing beneficial soil organisms could serve as a faster approach to restore soil health in disturbed agroecosystems. A replicated field trial was conducted to evaluate the effects of several commercially available soil inoculi as well as a farm prepared soil inoculum known as indigenous microorganisms (IMO) following the practice of Korean Natural Farming on a sweet corn agroecosystem. Identification of a good soil inoculum which local farm communities can easily acquire, multiply, and utilize may heighten the use of on-farm resources, recycle farm waste, while ultimately fostering soil health. Read here.

FMI: Koon-Hui Wang, email:

Suppression of Mites by Vermicompost Tea on Tea plant (Camellia sinensis)

S. Mishra, A. Park, J. Sugano, J. Uyeda, and K.-H. Wang, UH-CTAHR

Tea with mite damage

Drenching plant root system with vermicompost tea is another approach to introducing beneficial soil organisms to agroecosystems. A field experiment was recently conducted to examine the effect of root drenching of vermicompost tea on tea (Camellia sinensis) plants infested with mites. In addition to its ability to increase plant available nutrients and plant growth promoting organic acids, research efforts have shown that vermicompost tea promotes high microbial activity in the soil which may lead to increased plant tolerance against stress and minimized pest damage of new plant growth. Read here.

FMI: S. Mishra, email: 

From the AgriBusiness Incubator
Agribusiness Incubator Program

Target Markets: Increase your sales by knowing who you’re selling to
Steven Chiang

Director, UH Agribusiness Incubator Program

A Target Market is a defined group of potential customers that is the focus (target) of your sales/marketing efforts. The more you know about this group, the better you are able to reach them and address their needs, thus increasing your sales. Read here.

FMI: Steve Chiang, email:

Publications & Programs

for sustainable and organic production systems
Proper Technique for Injecting Albizia (Falcataria moluccana L.) With the Herbicide Milestone (Active Ingredient: Aminopyralid)

New from CTAHR
Newly available as a FREE DOWNLOAD

Organic Update
USDA Awards Over $52 Million in Grants to Grow Organic and Local Food Economies

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the award of over $52 million in support of the growing organic industry and local and regional food systems through five U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant programs.  Read here.

Organic 101: Connecting Farmers and Producers to USDA Resources

Consumer demand for organic products continues to grow across the country, representing a $35 billion dollar industry in 2013.  To meet this demand, USDA has initiated a number of new and expanded efforts to connect organic farmers and businesses with the resources they need to ensure the continued growth of the organic sector domestically and abroad.Read here.


Introduction to On-farm Organic Plant BreedingNew Tools for Organic Farmers Teach DIY Plant Breeding

Organic farmers are always on the lookout for better ways to combat weeds, insects, and disease, and produce an abundance of the healthiest and best-tasting crops. Having plant varieties that are suited for organic systems may be key to producing higher yields and better quality crops, and could play an important role in increasing organic farmers’ success. Read here.

From eXtension

For New Farmers
Molokai new farmer program logoMoloka’i Native Hawaiian Beginning Farmer Program Newsletters  

August 2014: Choosing Your Battles

September 2014: Managing Stress

October 2014: Deer Tracks


Citizen Science
Bringing the Community Together

Ilima Ho-LastimosaThe Waimānalo Research Station welcomes Ilima Ho-Lastimosa as the new community coordinator for the Waimānalo Learning Center. Ilima is a lifelong resident of Waimānalo and a Master Gardener, and she has extensive hands-on experience in community development. She is already busy strengthening our existing relationships and developing new ones. In addition to her duties as the community coordinator, Ilima is currently a master’s candidate in the UH School of Social Work with a focus on behavioral and mental health, as well as the executive director and director of operations for God’s Country Waimānalo, the Waimānalo Ahupua’a coalition that works to perpetuate traditional Hawaiian culture. Welcome, Ilima! CTAHR and the Station are lucky to have you!

Backyard egg production

Chicken Tractors

There is renewed interest in home egg production, in part due to the work of CTAHR extension agents Glenn Fukumoto and Matt Stevenson. About two years ago Matt came out to show CTAHR students how to build a chicken tractor Glenn Fukumoto designed. One of the cages was demonstrated at the Waimānalo station, and donated to Hawaiian Homesteaders when mongoose started killing the chickens. This piece is a report from one of the homesteaders who is now our community coordinator at the Waimanalo station. Read here.

For more information on building a similar chicken tractor, see:

Workshops | Conferences | Meetings
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Extending Knowledge & Changing Lives

UH Master Gardener Statewide Conference

CRATE logoCRATE Field Day

  • October 25, 2014, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm
  • Poamoho Expt Station, 65-620 Kaukonahua Road, Waialua, Hawaii
  • View flier here.

Hawaii Sheep and Goat Association Annual Workshop

  • October 31 and November 1, 9 am – 5 pm, Waimea Civic Center in Kamuela
  • Featuring Dr. Woody Lane, a nationally renowned livestock nutritionist and forage specialist speaking on: Nutrient Deficiencies in Forage-based Diets, Intensive Management Grazing, and Technology Tools for Small Farmers
  • Saturday will include field visits to two farms (one sheep, one goat) to discuss forage quality and nutrient profiles.
  • Pre-registration is only $50 IF you register by October 15.  Late registrations are $75.
  • More info and registration are available on our NEW

Videos &Webinars

A Guide to Documenting Taro Varieties – with Jerry Konanui 
NaMaka o ka ‘Aina-HawaiianVoiceJerryKonanui gives an overview of how to document taro varieties using the list of plant descriptors found in “Descriptors for Taro -Colocasiaesculenta,” published by the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute. From measuring the position and size of the leaf, to matching the colors of the petiole and corm flesh with botanical color charts, approximately 50 descriptors for each varietyare recorded. Along with the scientific documentation, Jerry provides a wealth of cultural and historic information. His goal is to document as many of the Hawaiian taro varieties as possible for reference by future generations.

A Guide to Documenting Taro Varieties - with Jerry Konanui
A Guide to Documenting Taro Varieties – with Jerry Konanui

Banana Research Update 2014, Banana mini-conference presentations now available.Farming with Native Beneficial Insects,

Funding Opportunities
The 2015 WSARE Calls for Proposals have been posted!

View them all at:

Farmer/Rancher Grants

These one- to three-year grants are conducted by agricultural producers with support and guidance from a technical advisor. Individual farmers or ranchers may apply for up to $15,000, and a group of three or more producers may apply for up to $25,000. Producers typically use their grants to conduct on-site experiments that can improve their operations and the environment and can be shared with other producers. Grant recipients may also focus on marketing and organic production. Applications are due by 1 p.m. MST Dec. 3, 2014.

Professional + Producer Grants

These one- to three-year grants are similar in concept to the Farmer/Rancher Grants with a few key differences. Instead of a producer serving as the project coordinator, an agricultural professional – Cooperative Extension educator or Natural Resources Conservation Service professional, for example – coordinates the project. A farmer or rancher serves as the project advisor. Applicants can seek up to $50,000 and must have at least five producers involved. Applications are due by 1 p.m. MST Dec. 3, 2014.

Western Region Sustainable Agriculture and Education Program (WSARE)
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View the fall issue of Simply Sustainable with articles on Montana producers testing cover crops, managing Iron deficiency in dry beans, project visits by Western SARE, and ag in Alaska.

Since 1988, the WSARE program has been supporting agricultural profitability, environmental integrity and community strength through grants that enable cutting-edge research and education to open windows on sustainability across the West, including Hawai’i. The goals of WSARE are:

  • Promote good stewardship of our natural resources.
  • Enhance the quality of life of farmers and ranchers and ensure the viability of rural communities.
  • Protect the health and safety of those involved in food and farm systems.
  • Promote crop, livestock and enterprise diversification.
  • Examine the regional, economic, social and environmental implications of adopting sustainable agriculture practices and systems.
For more information, please see: or contact Hawai’i WSARE co-coordinators Dr. Ted Radovich (

and Jari Sugano (
Thise-publicationhas been preparedbyCTAHR research scientists and extension staff to deliver science-based information about sustainable and organic production systems to serve Hawaii’s farming community.

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Renewable Energy Options for Hawaii’s Affordable Housing: An Informational Briefing on Hawaii’s Solar Programs, Financing Models, and Implementation Strategies

San Francisco Multifamily Hub, 600 Harrison Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, California, 94107-1387

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Aloha!  Here is the agenda for the informational briefing on solar programs.

Please register by Friday, October 24, 2014.

Contact:  Kimberly Costa at 457-4689 or

Please join us for an informational briefing…

Renewable Energy Options for Hawaii’s Affordable Housing:
An Informational Briefing on Hawaii’s Solar Programs, Financing Models, and Implementation Strategies
Date Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Place HUD Honolulu Field Office1132 Bishop Street, Suite #1400
9:00 Welcome and Introductions HUD
9:10 Federal Perspectives:
Energy Initiatives, Renewables and Policy Incentives
Wayne Waite, Moderator
9:20 Renewable Foundations:
Hawaiian Solar Hot Water Programs
Lauren Carson, Pacific Built
9:35 Financing Innovations: On Bill Financing John REI, Hawaii Energy
9:50 Financial Innovations:
Ground Breaking Vision for Underserved Markets
Cyd Miyashiro, DBEDT
10:10 Financing Solar PV:
Demystifying Solar Leases and How They Work
Scott Sarem, Everyday Energy
10:25 Grid Interconnections: Energy Storage Strategies Scott Peattie, Solar City
10:40 Questions, Discussion and Next Steps   

Ramona K. Mullahey

Senior Analyst – Field Policy & Management

U.S. Department of Housing and

Urban Development

Honolulu Field Office

1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1400 [new address]

Honolulu, HI  96813


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Engage Your Board – Deadline to Register is Wed., Oct. 22

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Engage Your Board
Deadline to Register is Wed., Oct. 22
How to Engage Your Board in Fundraising Training — Hawaii Island
Presented by HANO; Co-Sponsored by HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts & Ace Hardware and KTA Super Stores (In Memory of Koichi and Taniyo Taniguchi, Founders of KTA Super Stores and K. Taniguchi, Ltd.); Supporting Partner Big Island Toyota

Tues. Oct. 28 | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Training

Registration at 8:30 a.m. | Lunch Reception* to follow from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m.

Location: ADRC Hawaii, 1055 Kinoole Street, Hilo, HI 96720
Thanks to our generous co-sponsors and partners, this workshop is being offered to Hawaii Island nonprofits for 75% off regular registration fees!

Click HERE to register.

Has your nonprofit created the conditions for fundraising success? This interactive workshop will examine the strategies for creating effective engagement with your board and how to create a “culture of philanthropy” in your organization that supports fundraising success. Topics will include:
  • Why understanding the conditions necessary for fundraising success may be more important than another board training
  • The key role of the executive director or lead volunteer in creating strong fundraising partnerships with the board and any development staff or volunteers
  • The critical connection between your fund development strategies and other key plans (like a strategic plan or vision for the organization)
Who Should Attend?
Anyone can attend, but this training will be particularly helpful for executive directors, development staff, board chairs.
Presenter: Patti Look, CFRE,
is principal of the fund development consulting firm she founded in 1997 — The FundDevelopment Group, one of the few Hawaii-based fundraising consulting firms. The FundDevelopment Group provides services to a variety of not-for-profit organizations with emphasis on fund development programs and strategies, capital campaigns and event planning. Patti is the former Vice President of the Kuakini Foundation. Previously she served as Director of Development at the Honolulu Symphony and Easter Seals Hawaii. Patti is a member of the board of directors of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning Hawaii. Patti was born and raised in Honolulu and has two children. She attended Punahou School and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She has received her national certification as a Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).

*The training will be followed by a lunch reception where nonprofits can network and get to know each other and the HANO staff. You may also choose to join us just for the lunch reception.

Training AND Lunch Reception – $20 for HANO members;$45 for Non-members. Lunch ONLY – FREE for HANO Members; $10 for Non-members.
To register, click HERE.
Mahalo to our Sponsors and Supporters

Reminders – Finance Webinar Series

NFF LogoTuesdays – Oct. 28 through Nov. 4

9 to 10 a.m. HST 


Don’t miss the conclusion of the Nonprofit Finance Fund’s series, The Spectrum of Nonprofit Financing Options, which provides a high level view of the state of financing in the social sector, from the traditional to cutting edge.

Webinars are priced individually at $75 each, and the full series is available at a discount. Click HERE to register. HANO members will receive a 10 percent discount on individual webinars.Contact Jennifer Cornish Creed,, to request discount code.

Remaining Webinars:

Oct. 28 – The Emergence of Pay for Success Funding

At a time when everyone is being asked to do more with less, innovators around the world are seeking cost-effective solutions that can deliver better social outcomes for their communities. Pay for Success (PFS) has emerged as one such strategy. Currently being implemented in various pilot programs worldwide, PFS funding can direct taxpayer dollars to interventions that have demonstrated success in delivering social and economic outcomes for individuals, families, and communities most in need. Learn about the ways in which Pay For Success Financing works to connect performance outcomes to financial return and the steps that organizations can take to prepare themselves to engage with PFS funding models.

Nov. 4 – Impact Investing: From Conventional to Cutting Edge

As the buzz around Impact Investing continues to grow, more investors are seeking ways to generate social and environmental impact alongside financial returns. Presented by Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO of NFF and co-author of Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making a Difference. This 60-minute session is designed for those who are new to social investments and will explore common questions that surround the burgeoning field, such as: Where is the field now and where is it going? What are examples of impact investments in action? What kind of organizations are good candidates for an impact investment?

Click HERE to register.

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Native Endowment of the Arts ~ FY15 Funding Opportunity

National Endowment for the Arts Releases 2015 Our Town Grant Guidelines

New Our Town guidelines are now available to support creative placemaking projects that contribute towards the livability of communities and help transform them into lively, equitable, and resilient places with the arts at their core. Now in its fifth year, the Our Town program will continue to support place-based arts engagement, cultural planning, and design projects. The NEA is also offering a new project category this year, funding up to five projects carried out by arts or design service organizations, or other national or regional membership organizations, that provide technical assistance to those doing place-based work. The goal is to expand the knowledge base about creative placemaking to their members and the field.

The NEA is a federal partner dedicated to the Promise Zone initiative, and welcomes applications from designated Promise Zone communities and those that are currently seeking designation.


Francey Youngberg

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Engagement

U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development