With a goal to develop student leadership skills and build capacity among Hawaiʻi’s rural communities, including Native Hawaiians and other historically underserved populations, the Dept. of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has earmarked $1.5 million for the University of Hawaiʻi.
“This grant funding will support the University of Hawaiʻi’s work to increase educational and job training opportunities for Native Hawaiian students in these critical fields,” said Sen. Mazie Hirono. “I will continue to advocate for robust funding to support Native Hawaiian-serving institutions as we continue our work to diversify our economy and increase our food security.”
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