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GEER Awardees by Amount: https://governor.hawaii.gov/main/governors-emergency-education-relief-geer-awards-by-grant-amount/ GEER Awardees by Name: https://governor.hawaii.gov/main/governors-emergency-education-relief-geer-awards-by-name/ HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has awarded 31 innovation grants totaling $8.1 million to schools, colleges and other educational entities across the state as part of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) fund. Awards range from $100,000 to $450,000. Projects are scheduled to run through ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige invests .1 million in 31 innovative education programs

Due to state’s high positivity rate, fall athletic season delayed until all student-athletes and adults working in athletics are vaccinated HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE) today announced all student-athletes, athletic staff and volunteers will need to be fully vaccinated by Sept. 24, 2021, to participate in school-sanctioned athletic activities for the ...
Read More DOE News Release: HIDOE implements new safety guidelines with vaccination requirements for athletes, adults to participate in sports

HONOLULU – The Hawai’i Department of Health (DOH) is increasing awareness of free COVID-19 testing sites available across the state. “Testing is a key mitigation measure, especially as we continue to see widespread community transmission,” said Health Director Dr. Elizabeth Char. “We encourage individuals exhibiting COVID symptoms and individuals who have been exposed to an ...
Read More DOH News Release: Partnerships Increase Availability of Free COVID-19 Testing for Hawaii Residents

(Honolulu) – The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) is seeking applicants for two new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service competitive grant programs: wildland-urban interface and landscape scale restoration grants. Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) grants provide funds to mitigate risk from wildland fire. Funds are awarded through a competitive process with emphasis on ...
Read More DLNR News Release: APPLY NOW FOR WILDLAND MITIGATION AND LANDSCAPE SCALE RESTORATION FUNDING

For VIDEO click here   HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige, together with Department of Health Director Libby Char and Interim Schools Superintendent Keith Hayashi – outlined the state’s plan for getting students back into the classroom safely this week.   “One thing we’ve learned is that in-person learning is, for most students, critical for their ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Gov. Ige, Departments of Health and Education outline plan for safe return to school

HONOLULU — It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of former Hawaii Supreme Court Associate Justice Frank D. Padgett. He passed on away on July 11 at the age of 98. Justice Padgett was a giant in the legal profession and in the Judiciary. He was one of the three original ...
Read More Hawaii State Judiciary News Release: Statement from Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald on the passing of Former Hawaii Supreme Court Associate Justice Frank D. Padgett

WHAT:                      NEWS CONFERENCE: Back to School Safely                                        **Following the news conference, Kawananakoa Middle School 6th grade teacher Corrie Izumoto will be available to share her classroom set-up and safety protocols.                                                             WHEN:                      Monday, August 2, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.             WHO:                         Governor David Ige with: Dr. Elizabeth Char, director, Department of Health ...
Read More Office of the Governor Media Advisory: NEWS CONFERENCE: Back to School Safely

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