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HTA to Support 138 Community Programs in 2014

On Jan. 6, 2014, HTA announced this year’s selection of 138 events and programs that received support through funding under its Product Enrichment Program (PEP).
The PEP consists of three HTA programs: County Product Enrichment Program (CPEP), in partnership with the City and County of Honolulu, and the counties of Hawaii, Maui and Kauai; Kukulu Ola: Living Hawaiian Culture Program (LHCP) and Natural Resources Community-Based Program (NRCBP) in partnership with the Hawaii Community Foundation. There were 91 CPEP programs, 22 LHCP programs and 25 NRCBP programs that were selected in 2014.
The goal of PEP as a part of HTA’s Strategic Plan is to support community-based programs that enhance visitor experiences, as well as create opportunities for economic development, natural resources management, and perpetuation of the Hawaiian culture.
Some of the 2014 awardees include the Loko Ea Restoration Project and Ecotourism Initiative on Oahu; the Ku Mai ka Hula 2014 and Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships in Maui County; the Aloha Festival of Culture and Ke Kaiaulu o Anahola on Kauai; and the Kau Coffee Festival and Na Kama Kai on Hawaii Island.
For a complete listing of the 138 programs that received funding, click here.

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