Hawaii Community Foundation to Manage HTA's Product Enrichment Program
The HTA has selected the Hawai‘i Community Foundation (HCF) to manage two of its Product Enrichment Program’s (PEP) including the Community-Based Natural Resources and K?kulu Ola: Living Hawaiian Culture programs. HCF will be responsible for helping to publicize grant opportunities to the broader community, and assisting with strategic planning to ensure the programs continue to benefit local communities.
The HTA’s Community-Based Natural Resources Program supports efforts by organizations that help to preserve and maintain Hawai‘i's natural resources and areas frequented by both visitors and residents. The Kukulu Ola: Living Hawaiian Culture Program helps to celebrate and perpetuate the Hawaiian culture through respectful and authentic visitor experiences and activities, including cultural programs, and the work of practitioners, craftsmen, musicians and other artists.
The HTA’s County Product Enrichment Programs (CPEP) is a separate grant program under the PEP umbrella, which is managed by the HTA and the four counties. Ninety-eight events and programs statewide were recently selected and will receive funding under CPEP 2013. For a complete listing of the 2013 CPEP awards, click here.
The HTA PEP supported projects are selected annually through an RFP process and provide opportunities to stimulate economic development, sustain and perpetuate Hawai‘i’s natural resources, cultural and community diversity. In 2012, the HTA awarded 13 Community-Based Natural Resources Programs and seven K?kulu Ola: Living Hawaiian Cultural Programs throughout the Hawaiian Islands. For a listing of the recent programs, visit www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/programs. The HTA will be discussing current PEP proposals with HCF and plans to announce new grant awards in March 2013.