From the governor: Vaccinations, testing to save lives Read more Blue gloved hand holds up Pfizer vaccine State issues guidelines for Pfizer boosters; prioritizes first shots and kūpuna Read more Two-thirds of Hawai‘i’s people are already vaccinated. DOH provides latest updates in the COVID-19 fight Read more Hawaii SMART Health Card SMART Health Card launched, along with other measures Read more Dr. Keawe Kaholokula from the UH medical school and Native Hawaiian leadership speak out. Mythbusting in the pandemic and our kuleana Read more The Hawaii delegation at the 2021 IUCN World Conservation Congress in France. Gov. Ige addresses the Hawaii delegation. Hawai‘i’s message to the world on climate change Read more Mrs. Ige joins first responders and community leaders in Nānākuli for a vaccination and testing event. Grassroots efforts provide hope on many fronts Read more Governor Ige joined representatives from developer Highridge Costa and the state’s Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corp. to kick off the Kokua project for seniors. The governor said the project is part of the state’s continuing commitment to support affordable housing, especially at the most challenging levels for low-income households. Kokua Senior Living affordable project breaks ground Read more Highway repair is included among capital improvement projects statewide. Governor announces nearly $602 million for state projects Read more Nearly 90 percent of executive branch state employees are vaccinated Read more

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EDUCATION – GEER FUND

On April 22, 2020, Hawaii was awarded $9,993,387 in federal funding from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund as part of the CARES Act. Governor Ige convened the GEER Advisory Group of education leaders from Hawai’i’s public, private, and charter schools to address the unprecedented needs that emerged due to the pandemic.

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The Road To Home

To provide housing for Hawai‘i over the next several years, the state housing agencies will continue to leverage state funds and reduce regulatory barriers to increase the inventory of affordable housing.

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Preserving our ʻĀina

The Sustainable Hawai‘i Initiative focuses on protecting our waters, preserving our land and increasing food production for our communities.

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ABOUT THE GOVERNOR


David Ige

Governor David Y. Ige was sworn in as the eighth governor of the State of Hawai‘i on December 1, 2014. He became the fourth native-born Governor of Hawai‘i and first governor in the United States of America of Okinawan descent.

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4 days ago

Governor David Ige
Some parents will get to save a little more money thanks to federal funds. Fees for A+ programs were supposed to increase by $80/month beginning in November to address rising operational costs and staffing challenges. But HIDOE announced it’ll be using federal funds to offset the increase. The funds will help offset costs for the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year. Last week, Hawaiʻi DHS announced it got $80 million in federal funds, and childcare providers can apply for a grant to hire and retain staff, keep prices affordable, and provide access to high quality care. For more information: humanservices.hawaii.gov ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

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Life depends on access to clean, reliable fresh water. Today, #ImagineaDayWithoutWater, is a day to reflect on and talk about the value of water in our communities and everyday life. Without water, we wouldn’t be able to do things like drink coffee, do laundry, or wash our hands. On the community level, hospitals and firefighters would not be able to do their job.Our access to water is threatened by the existential climate change crisis, which challenges us to take urgent and bold actions to avoid the worst impacts. That’s why, as part of my Sustainable Hawaiʻi’s Initiatives and Hawaiʻi 2050 Sustainability Plan, I have committed to:-Implement portions of the Paris agreement by expanding strategies and mechanisms to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.-Protect 30% of Hawaiʻi’s priority watersheds by 2030. This ambitious goal protects 253k acres of native forest, which makes up the fundamental fabric of our watersheds.-Require state agencies to identify existing and planned facilities that are vulnerable to sea level rise.-Create a green jobs program focused on nurturing the workforce we need to meet our climate change goals.-Establish a sustainable aviation fuel program to support businesses in Hawaiʻi that develop products related to reducing greenhouse gas impacts of commercial aviation.-And transition to 100% renewable electricity by 2045.On this day, let’s reflect on the importance of water to public health, communities, economy, and our future ... See MoreSee Less
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Open enrollment for Medicare began last week, and runs through Dec. 7. If you’re having trouble signing up, or determining eligibility, free help is available. The Hawaiʻi State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is offering one-hour, in-person counseling Oct. 22 & 29, as well as Nov. 9 & 19. You can make an appointment by calling Hawaiʻi SHIP helpline at (808) 586-7299. For more information: governor.hawaii.gov/newsroom/doh-news-release-free-in-person-help-for-enrolling-in-medicare/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Repost from Office of the Governor’s Coordinator on HomelessnessRight now, we have huge opportunities to house our community members who are currently living on the streets or are unstably housed. We need more landlords who accept housing vouchers to be part of the solution toward ending homelessness and housing insecurity in Hawai‘i. For more information, please visit the following webpage from the Office of the Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness: homelessness.hawaii.gov/landlord-engagement/.Currently in Hawai‘i, there are no laws prohibiting source of income discrimination, which is discrimination based on a household having a housing voucher or other rental subsidy, such as Section 8 or Rapid Rehousing. This can make accessing housing very difficult, leaving voucher holders with almost nowhere to go. To share the importance of rental housing assistance and landlord engagement, we have partnered with various service providers to connect us with individuals who currently hold housing vouchers, as well as landlords who accept vouchers. There are many misconceptions and stereotypes that circulate about those who have housing vouchers and collectively, we are working together to break down these beliefs by sharing real stories. These interviews tell us that despite perpetuated stereotypes, accepting voucher holders can benefit landlords with financial stability and a reliable stream of tenants. Landlord participation in voucher programs can provide them with these advantages while simultaneously contributing to the collaborative efforts needed to end homelessness in Hawai‘i. More information on this topic can be found on our website at homelessness.hawaii.gov/landlord-engagement/ ... See MoreSee Less
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