Bush Administration awards $2 million to Native Hawaiian colleges

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KHNL) - Three Hawaii colleges and universities have received a grant from the Bush Administration to help improve neighborhoods, promote affordable housing and stimulate community development.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded more than $2 million to the University of Hawaii - Kauai Community College, the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the University of Hawaii - Hawaii Community College.

"These colleges and universities play a vital role in their communities and I'm pleased HUD can help support them as they work to revitalize the communities," said HUD Secretary Steve Preston.

To qualify as a Native Hawaiian institution, at least 10% of the school's undergraduate enrollment must be Native Hawaiians.