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HTA awards $3.5 million

October 12, 2017

LIHUE — The Hawaii Tourism Authority is providing more than $3.5 million to 124 programs that are perpetuating Hawaiian culture, protecting natural resources and showcasing community events in 2018.

Recipients of the funding are nonprofit groups, community organizations and individuals statewide who have demonstrated through proposals submitted to HTA their dedication to strengthen the enduring qualities of Hawaii’s legacy that distinguish the islands as a place to live and visit.

On Kauai, funding went to the Kauai Museum Association for a multimedia gallery, and to Na Kalai Waa o Kauai for a project, “Hookele Waa.”

“Sustainable tourism starts at the community level, and that’s the focus of our support for initiatives by groups and individuals who have pledged to make Hawaii a better place for future generations,” said George D. Szigeti, HTA president and CEO.

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