By Kristy Tamashiro
HNN Spring Intern
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A new program is aimed at helping low-income Maui County families relieve the financial burdens of Project Graduation.
Under a new Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. grant program, schools can apply for funds to help offset students' out-of-pocket costs.
The nonprofit has $47,741 available in grants for the class of 2017.
All Maui County high schools are eligible to apply for project graduation grants. Each school is limited to $5,300 and 50 percent of a grant received will sponsor graduates based on economic need.
Project Grad is an annual celebration for graduating seniors aimed at promoting alcohol- and drug-free festivities.
The deadline to apply for the grant is March 10, and awardees will be announced March 27.
For more information on the grant program, click here.