Wednesday, May 7, 2014

2014 Kauai Island CIP and GIA Funding

With the close of the 2014 legislative session, Kauai legislators secured over $80 million in Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funding for various projects across the island. The largest amount was provided for highway improvements throughout Kauai. These roadway improvements will address aging infrastructure, improve existing operations, establish additional safety measures, and mitigate the effects of traffic constrictions.

Notable CIP funding highlights for Kauai include:
  • $200,000 for design and construction of a new water source and pipeline for the Kekaha water system 
  • $1 million for improvements to the upper and lower Aahoaka Reservoirs
  • $1.6 million for improvements and renovations to Career Pathway classrooms and facilities to provide additional learning opportunities at Kapaa High School
  • $250,000 for an automotive paint booth at Kauai High School
  • $1.52 million for the renovation of Building B at Kilauea Elementary School for administrative services
  • $2 million for the rockfall mitigation at Menehune Road in Waimea
  • $3 million for the construction of remediation improvements to Department of Hawaiian Home Lands dams and reservoirs in Anahola
  • $2.45 million for the construction of improvements at the Federal Kikiaola Small Boat Harbor
  • $2.8 million for improvements to the Camp 10 access bridges connecting Kokee State Park to the Na Pali Kona Forest Reserve
  • $2.5 million for plans, design and construction to repair, reinforce and upgrade the Hanalei River breach
  • $1.3 million to repair, upgrade and install waterlines for fire protection sprinklers at Kilauea School
  • $600,000 for the construction of approximately 46 sheltered bus stations along highways across Kauai Island
  • $27.6 million for the rehabilitation or replacement of Hanapepe River Bridge along Kaumualii Highway
  • $1 million for the resurfacing of the Mana Drag Racing Strip
  • $7.95 million for a new West Kauai field operations facility for eight divisions of the Department of Land and Natural Resources
  • Over $6 million for construction of various improvements to existing intersections and highway facilities to improve traffic operations
  • Nearly $14 million for a wide range of transportation infrastructure improvements including those to bridges, highways, and roadways
  • $2.4 million for the construction of slope stabilization at Lumahai Hillside
In addition to the executive budget CIP funding, appropriations for Grants-In-Aid were also awarded to organizations for the benefit of the Kauai community:
  • $270,000 to Hawaiian Island Land Trust for a long range development plan for the former Coco Palms site
  • $300,000 to Aha Hui E Kala for design and construction of infrastructure improvements at the Lawai International Center
  • $435,000 to Hale Opio Kauai Inc. for renovations, upgrades and energy improvements, to include photovoltaic systems. Hale Opio Kauai Inc. provides youth-directed and family centered programs that address physical, emotional, education, recreational, and developmental needs of those in the community.
  • $105,406 to Hale Opio Kauai Inc. for the operation of the Kauai Teen Court, a family-centered accountability-based program focused on first- and second-time youth offenders
  • $50,000 to Hui O’Laka (Kokee Museum) for renovations to the civilian conservation corps camp and Kokee State Park
  • $400,000 to the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) for the expansion and renovation of a new women’s center
  • $200,000 to Waipa Foundation for construction of the Waipa Kitchen, Poi Mill and Hale Imu. The Waipa Foundation is a Native Hawaiian learning and community center that provides hands-on cultural and physical learning opportunities for over 5,000 keiki a year.
  • $120,000 to Malama Kauai for the development of Kilauea Agricultural Park
  • $776,000 to Kauai Museum Association for improvements and renovations of the museum to include installation of a photovoltaic system
For more information, please contact:
Representative Derek Kawakami (Hanalei, Princeville, Kilauea, Anahola, Kapaa, Wailua)
(808) 586-8435

Representative James Tokioka (Wailua Homesteads, Hanamaulu, Lihue, Puhi, Old Koloa Town)
(808) 586-6270

Representative Dee Morikawa (Niihau, Lehua, Waimea, Koloa)
(808) 586-6280

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