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Nonprofits get grants for art, auto programs

Three nonprofits have received fiscal year 2022 grants totaling $509,360 to help support youth arts and automotive programs, the county announced Monday.

Maui Arts & Cultural Center has received $424,360 that will help support the hiring of teaching and performing artists, virtual tech support and contractors to become educational resources through developmental workshops. The MACC will be able to provide high-quality programs with local artists and other homegrown talent, according to a news release.

Maui Economic Development Board has been awarded a $60,000 grant to support Maui High School’s Automotive Technology Programs, including more green environmental transportation. The school’s programs aim to help students connect classroom coursework to living-wage salaries in careers directly in the workforce here at home or by pursuing post-secondary educational opportunities.

Hui No’eau has received a $25,000 grant for its Youth and Family Visual Arts Education Outreach Programs that provide youth with art classes, field trips, after-school activities, art events, exhibitions and other programs. The grant funding will help hire teachers.

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