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Hawaii Grant to Help Disabled with Employment

Federal grant funds are to be given to Hawaii to help those with disabilities if they struggle with finding work..
October 07, 2011

Hawaii Grant to Help Disabled with Employment

South Maui Real EstateBy Mark Harbison

According to recent news Hawaii is a lucky recipient of grant money from the U.S. Department of Labor, to provide better training, education and employment opportunities for disabled people who are having a hard time getting a job, or earning enough to live comfortably. Just six other states were awarded funds for this purpose. If the money is used wisely, hopefully it will improve many lives.

The total grant money that was distributed between the 7 states was $21.2 million. Of that amount, Hawaii's state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations will get over $2.9 million under the Disability Employment Initiative. This means that those benefiting must be receiving Social Security disability benefits.

The 7 states receiving benefits are merely newcomers to the initiative. The others include California, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin. There are nine other states who are receiving continuing grants within the program.

Hawaii's economy isn't like other states, depending on which island you live on. If you are one of those looking to make a home on Maui for yourself, it is a good idea to get your ducks in a row financially, ahead of time. If you are disabled, well, all we can say is that if you have to face challenges in your lifestyle, you may as well face them in one of the most beautiful, clean and healthy places in the world.

If you are looking for South Maui real estate, you've found our specialty, and we would love to assist you in finding and purchasing the right Maui home to meet your needs. If you'd like some assistance, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. Mahalo!

Blogs for October 2011

Zipline Charity Fundraiser Event on Maui

Posted on October 28, 2011
Zipline Charity Fundraiser Event on Maui

By Mark Harbison

From October 31st to November 5th, Skyline Eco-Adventures will be offering zipline tours for $50 per person at their Haleakala course on Crater Road, and all proceeds and donations will go to charitable organizations.

The event is called Zip for The Trees, and is… Continue Reading

Public Meeting on Southwest Maui Watershed

Posted on October 21, 2011
 Public Meeting on Southwest Maui Watershed

By Mark Harbison

Interested in the Southwest Maui Watershed Plan (SMWP)? As South Maui real estate specialists, we like to keep an eye on what is happening in the community, and there is an upcoming presentation of the Southwest Maui Watershed Draft Characterization Report that will take… Continue Reading

A Maui Hospice Facility Planned for Wailuku

Posted on October 14, 2011
A Maui Hospice Facility Planned for Wailuku

By Mark Harbison

Hospice Maui Inc. is now planning a 12-room, $6.3 million facility near its offices at 400 Mahalani St. in Wailuku. Throughout its history, Hospice Maui has provided residents with at-home professional nursing care, social workers and therapists so that those with terminal… Continue Reading

Hawaii Grant to Help Disabled with Employment

Posted on October 07, 2011
Hawaii Grant to Help Disabled with Employment

By Mark Harbison

According to recent news Hawaii is a lucky recipient of grant money from the U.S. Department of Labor, to provide better training, education and employment opportunities for disabled people who are having a hard time getting a job, or earning enough to… Continue Reading

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