Mayor Michael Victorino announced the award of three grants to three nonprofit groups, for fiscal year 2022, totaling $509,360 for Maui County youth arts and automotive programs.
“These grants bring Maui County closer to expanding good career opportunities in a more diversified economy,” Mayor Victorino said. “We will always need highly trained professionals to work in essential trades like automotive technology. Arts educators and artists work with a new generation of young visionaries to see the possibilities ahead. We appreciate the good work of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Hui No`eau and Maui Economic Development Board in these important areas.”
Maui Arts & Cultural Center has received $424,360 for arts, education and innovation programs. The funding is to support the hiring of teaching and performing artists, virtual tech support and contractors to become educational resources through developmental workshops. The MACC will be able to provide high-quality programs with local artists and other homegrown talent.
Maui Economic Development Board has been awarded a $60,000 grant to support Maui High School’s Automotive Technology Programs, including more green environmental transportation. The schools programs aim to help students connect classroom coursework to living-wage salaries in careers directly in the workforce here at home or by pursuing post-secondary educational opportunities.
Hui No`eau has received a $25,000 grant for its Youth and Family Visual Arts Education Outreach Programs. These programs provide youth with art classes, field trips, after-school activities, art events, exhibitions and other programs. The grant funding helps hire teachers and develop Maui Nui’s next generation of creative minds, business leaders and visionaries.
For more information about grants, visit the Office of Economic Development website at https://www.mauicounty.gov/141/Office-Of-Economic-Development or call the office at (808) 270-7710.