Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program is funded by the USDA
Forest Service and focuses on improving the health and viability
of trees in Hawaiian communities through educational programs; financial
support in the form of cost-share grants; technical training; and
Arbor Day promotions and partnerships with the public and private
sectors, community groups and non-profit organizations.
Since its inception in 1991, Kaulunani has awarded $1 million to
over 190 organizations across the state, in the form of cost-share
grants that were matched with $3.7 million in cash and in-kind contributions.
Key to the success of this grassroots program is the unique blend
of partners, people and projects – partners who donate their
time, resources and skills and people from all walks of life, ethnic
backgrounds and ages who share a concern and need to improve their
environment by taking on tree planting projects.
Year of the Hawaiian Forest
The Hawaii State Legislature declared 2003 as the Year of the
Hawaiian Forest celebrating the centennial anniversary
of Hawaii's forest reserve system. This serves as an inspiration
to reach out to many sectors of our
society to ensure that future generations will have a chance to
have that same celebration 100 years from now.
Kaulunani believes its purpose aligns well with this hundred year
anniversary. Increasing the public
understanding of Hawaii’s unique and irreplaceable natural
resources begins in your community. The
Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Cost-Share Grant program
provides one way for you to take action and to get involved. The Kaulunani Council challenges and encourages
you to participate.
Read more about Kaulunani:
Kaulunani Council Members
2003 Grant Projects