Kalaupapa will receive nearly $1 million in state capital improvement funds to help with two separate projects, Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced today.
Gov. Abercrombie released $46.39 million to help with various capital improvement projects across Hawaii. Some of these CIPs include investments required to qualify for federal funding for state projects.
“Many of these priority projects require matching state funds to access federal dollars, secured before sequestration, to maintain and upgrade our public infrastructure and facilities, ”Gov. Abercrombie said. “These CIPs will have the added benefit of stimulating Hawaii’s economy and generating local jobs. Priority has been given to projects that can begin quickly.”
The Kalaupapa settlement will receive $930,000 for two designated projects. The first one is for design and construction for the closure of the landfill. The other project involves the reroofing of the store and administration buildings.