Heritage Opportunities in Hawaiʻi (HŌʻIHI)

Opportunities for the Native Hawaiian Community to participate in the national travel and tourism strategy and advance self-determination.

Sharing of a kukui (candlenut) lamp.  Kukui is the symbol of ‘ike (knowledge).

Core Principle of the HŌʻIHI Program

The Hawaiian value of hōʻihi (respect), reflected in the ʻōlelo noʻeau (Hawaiian proverb) “E hōʻihi aku, e hōʻihi mai,” meaning “show respect, get respect” represents the core principle of the Office of Native Hawaiian Relations' program.  Through showing respect, visitors (tourists)  can then be welcomed as guests with a shared kuleana (responsibility) in perpetuating the values and importance of Native Hawaiian traditional knowledge and cultural practices.

Grant Opportunity

Detailed information about the HŌʻIHI grant and how to apply is available on www.grants.gov under the HŌʻIHI Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO). See link below. In addition, information at the following links provide a brief background and overview of the HŌʻIHI grants.

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