Hawaii Tourism Authority seeks projects to finance

HONOLULU (AP) - The Hawaii Tourism Authority is now accepting funding applications for 2011 Native Hawaiian cultural and natural resources programs.

The agency announced Monday it is seeking applications for projects that honor and perpetuate the Hawaiian culture and community, and that strengthen the relationship between the visitor industry and the Hawaiian community.

It also is seeking projects that manage, improve and protect Hawaii's natural environment and areas frequented by visitors.

Request for proposal packets are now available at HTA's office at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, on the agency's website or by contacting HTA by phone.

The deadline to apply for either program is November 4, 2010.

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