Grants Available in Hawaii for July 2023

July 2023 Federal Grant Opportunities


The July 2023 Grants Newsletter is your latest monthly resource for governments, schools, non-profit organizations, and businesses interested in pursuing opportunities for federal grant and cooperative agreement funding. Grant notices have been compiled for opportunities published in, the Federal government’s central website for grant funding. To access my grants e-newsletter click on the July 2023 Federal Grant Opportunities title above.

Section 1 of the newsletter contains current discretionary program listings and research opportunities.  Section 2 is a compilation of websites and links to general grant information provided by the Federal Agencies that most often have discretionary grant solicitations.

The Special Programs section contains links and information for funding opportunities under The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that communities can currently apply for, along with an updated link to a report on The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Distribution of funding in Hawaii.  To date, $1.2  billion in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding has been announced and is headed to Hawaii with over 64 specific projects identified for funding. Since the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed, approximately $935.2 million for transportation to invest in roads, bridges, public transit, ports and airports, and roughly $164 million has been announced for clean water. And, as of today, more than 45,000 households across the state are receiving affordable high-speed internet due to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Many more projects will be added in the coming months, as funding opportunities become grant awards and as formula funds become specific projects. The entire fact sheet is included here as well:

This month, these notices are of special interest in Hawaii:

Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration – FY 2024 Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act CFDA number 93.932 makes grants to (1) raise the health status of Native Hawaiians to the highest possible health level; and (2) provide existing Native Hawaiian health care programs with all resources necessary. (March 15, 2024 estimated deadline)

Small Business Administration OWBO – 2023 Minority Serving Institutions Wave II CFDA number 59.043   provides  funding for up to fifteen (15) private, non-profit organizations that will provide entrepreneurial development services to women, with an emphasis on socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs in locations that are outside of the geographical areas of existing WBCs. Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions are eligible applicants. (August 24 deadline)

This program previously announced and specific to Hawaii is listed below as a reminder:

Department of Homeland Security – Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP) – Region 9 CFDA number 97.111 provides funding to close known capability gaps, encourages innovative regional solutions to issues related to catastrophic incidents, and builds on existing regional preparedness efforts. The purpose of the RCPGP is to build regional capacity to manage catastrophic incidents by improving and expanding collaboration for catastrophic incident preparedness. (July 24 deadline)

New and modified national competitions of special interest this month include:

Department of Agriculture – National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs Pha se I  CFDA number 10.212 support small businesses in the creation of innovative, disruptive technologies and enable the application of research advancements from conception into the market. The STTR program aims to foster technology transfer through formal cooperative R&D between small businesses and nonprofit research institutions. ( September 19 deadline)

Department of Agriculture – Rural Business-Cooperative Service
Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) CFDA number 10.754 support projects to significantly increase the sales and use of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel by expanding the infrastructure for renewable fuels derived from U.S. agricultural products. The program is also intended to encourage a more comprehensive approach to market higher blends by sharing the costs related to building out biofuel-related infrastructure. (September 30 deadline)

Department of Commerce – CZM Habitat Protection and Restoration Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Competition CFDA number 11.473 supports NOAA’s efforts to reduce the impacts of climate change. A key pillar is resilience to climate change and its impacts, throughout our communities and ecosystems. Specifically, this NOFO seeks projects that enhance coastal resilience. Coastal areas support the nation’s largest and often fastest-growing population centers as well as key natural assets. Strengthening coastal resilience means preparing and adapting coastal communities to mitigate the impacts of and more quickly recover after extreme events such as hurricanes, coastal storms, flooding, and sea level rise. (August 14 letter of intent required)

Department of Energy – National Energy Technology Laboratory
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Consumer Electronics Battery Recycling, Reprocessing, and Battery Collection CFDA number 81.086 will provide funding to 90 projects to support the recycling of consumer electronics batteries and battery-containing devices to help build a robust domestic critical material supply chain for EV batteries in the United States. (November 29 deadline)

Environmental Protection Agency – Solar for All CFDA number 66.959 is a $7 billion Solar for All competition — designed to spur the deployment of residential distributed solar energy to lower energy bills for millions of Americans and catalyze transformation in markets serving low-income and disadvantaged communities. 60 projects will expand the number of low-income and disadvantaged communities primed for distributed solar investment—enabling millions of low-income households to access affordable, resilient, and clean solar energy. Grantees will use funds to expand existing low-income solar programs or design and deploy new Solar for All programs nationwide. (September 26 deadline)

Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration is announcing multiple programs to expand access to health center services and support health centers to meet identified patient needs by increasing the number of health center operating hours and access points. (Early 2024 deadlines)

Department of Homeland Security -Office of Procurement Operations – Grants Division –FY 2023 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program: Innovations in Citizenship Preparation CFDA number 97.010  provides funding for organizations to develop, test, and share creative solutions for overcoming traditional barriers to naturalization. Also, FY 2023 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program: Citizenship Instruction and Naturalization Application Services (CINAS) provides support to organizations that offer citizenship preparation services to LPRs. Additional activities that support this goal include identifying, implementing, and sharing best practices in citizenship preparation; increasing the use of and access to technology in citizenship preparation programs; working with local libraries and museums which serve as vital resources for immigrant communities; and incorporating strategies to foster welcoming communities as part of the citizenship and civic integration process. (July 28 deadlines)

Department of Housing and Urban Development – Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Continuum of Care Competition and Renewal or Replacement of Youth Homeless Demonstration Program Grants CFDA number 14.267 is designed to fund 8000 efforts to promote efforts to quickly re-house homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, and youth while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless; and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness. (September 28 deadline)

Institute of Museum and Library Services – Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program CFDA number 45.313  supports the training and professional development of library and archives professionals; developing faculty and information leaders; and recruiting, educating, and retaining the next generation of library and archives professionals in order to develop a diverse workforce of library and archives professionals and meet the information needs of their communities. (September 20 deadline)

Institute of Museum and Library Services – National Leadership Grants for Libraries CFDA number 45.312 supports projects that address critical needs of the library and archives fields and have the potential to advance practice and strengthen library and archival services for the American public. Successful proposals will generate results such as new models, tools, research findings, services, practices, and/or alliances that can be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend and leverage the benefits of federal investment. (September 20 deadline)

National Endowment for the Humanities – Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions CFDA number 45.149 helps small and mid-sized institutions improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. Awards will be made to 65 projects for this purpose.  (January 11, 2024 deadline)

National Science Foundation – Research Experiences for Undergraduates is making 1350 awards for active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. (September 27 deadline)

Department of Transportation – 69A345 Office of the Under Secretary for Policy Rural Surface Transportation Grant Program CFDA number 20.938 combines three major discretionary grant programs into one Multimodal Projects Discretionary Grant (MPDG) opportunity to reduce the burden for state and local applicants and increase the pipeline of “shovel-worthy” projects that are now possible because of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and will support projects to improve and expand the surface transportation infrastructure in rural areas to increase connectivity, improve the safety and reliability of the movement of people and freight, and generate regional economic growth and improve quality of life. Eligible projects for Rural grants include highway, bridge, and tunnel projects that help improve freight, safety, and provide or increase access to an agricultural, commercial, energy, or transportation facilities that support the economy of a rural area. (August 21 deadline)

These additional competitions from previous newsletters are included as a reminder:

Department of Agriculture – Office of Partnerships and Public Engagements
Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers CFDA number 10.443  provides to nonprofit community-based organizations  and/or higher education institutions with at least three (3) years of documented experience, grant funds for working with underserved farmers and ranchers, or military veteran farmers and ranchers which can improve their ability to start and maintain successful forestry and/or agricultural-related operations. (July 25 deadline)

Department of Commerce – Economic Development Administration
FY2023 Build to Scale Progra m CFDA number 11.024   provides funding for organizations that aid companies in developing the next generation of technologies. Under the Build to Scale Program, EDA is soliciting for two competitions: 2023 Venture Challenge; and 2023 Capital Challenge.  (July 28 deadline)

Department of Defense – Dept of the Army — Materiel Command
DEVCOM Analysis Center Broad Agency Announcement For Applied Research CFDA number 12.431 is soliciting research proposals for submission to the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Analysis Center (DAC) for funding consideration. 1000 awards are expected. (January 2028 deadline)

Environmental Protection Agency – FY24 Brownfields Job Training (JT) Grants CFDA number 66.815   provides funding to recruit, train, and retain a local, skilled workforce by prioritizing unemployed and under-employed residents to obtain the skills and credentials needed for pathways into full-time employment in various aspects of hazardous and solid waste management and within the larger environmental field, including sustainable cleanup and reuse, and chemical safety. This program is being funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Public Law 117-58 (the “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law”). (August 2 deadline)

Department of Energy – Office of Science FY2023 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program CFDA number 81.049 invites states, irrigation districts, water districts, cities and towns, or other organizations with water or power delivery authority located within the LCB to leverage their money and resources by cost-sharing water conservation planning activities with Reclamation to make more efficient use of existing water supplies. 1000 awards will be made. (September 30 deadline)

Environmental Protection Agency – 2023 Clean School Bus (CSB) Grant Program CFDA number 66.045 anticipates awarding approximately $400 million in Clean School Bus (CSB) funding under a new Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). The awards will be subject to the availability of funds, the quantity and quality of applications received, and other applicable considerations. (August 22 deadline)

Department of Housing and Urban Development is announcing the agency’s first program to simultaneously invest in energy efficiency, energy generation, and climate resilience strategies specifically in HUD-assisted multifamily housing. All of the investments under the GRRP will be made in affordable housing communities serving low-income families.  HUD is offering GRRP funding through three separate cohorts designed to meet the different needs of HUD’s assisted multifamily portfolio.

Green and Resilient Retrofit Program (GRRPC) Comprehensive CFDA number 14.021 (May 30,2024 deadline)

Green and Resilient Retrofit Program (GRRPE) Elements CFDA number 14.021 (March 28, 2024 deadline)

Green and Resilient Retrofit Program (GRRPE) Elements CFDA number 14.021 (April 30, 2024 deadline)

Department of Interior – Fish and Wildlife Service F23AS00069 Youth Engagement, Education, and Employment CFDA number 15.676   provides work and education opportunities for youth (defined as ages 16-30 inclusive, and up to age 35 for veterans) participants in the areas of natural and cultural resource conservation, development, and scientific research. (September 10 deadline)

Department of Interior Fish and Wildlife Service
National Fish Passage Program Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Fiscal Year 2023 CFDA number 15.685   and Fish and Wildlife Service F23AS00100 Refuges Enhancement /Infrastructure CFDA number 15.654  are two programs to maintain or increase fish populations to improve ecosystem resiliency and provide quality fishing experiences for the American people. Activities that restore fish passage also support the modernization of the country’s infrastructure such as road culverts, bridges, and water diversions contributing to enhanced community resilience to the impacts from climate change and other public safety hazards. (September 10 deadline)

Department of Interior – Fish and Wildlife Service F23AS00249 National Fish Passage Program Base Funding Fiscal Year 2023 CFDA number 15.685   provides direct technical and financial assistance to partners to remove instream barriers and restore aquatic organism passage and aquatic connectivity for the benefit of Federal trust resources. In doing so, NFPP aims to maintain or increase fish populations to improve ecosystem resiliency and provide quality fishing experiences for the American people. (December 31 deadline)

Department of Justice -Bureau of Justice Assistance, Community Oriented Policing Services, Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention and Office of Violence Against Women are committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights and racial equity, increases access to justice, supports crime victims and individuals impacted by the justice system, strengthens community safety and protects the public from crime and evolving threats, and builds trust between law enforcement and the community. Multiple programs are in cycle this month for specific approaches to assist in reducing violent crime. Almost all DOJ discretionary programs are currently in cycle. (multiple July deadlines)

Department of Labor – Veterans Employment and Training Service
Announcement of Stand Down Grants CFDA number 17.805  supports local Stand Down events that assist veterans experiencing homelessness by providing a wide range of employment, social, and health services. (September 30, 2025 deadline)

Department of Labor – Employment and Training Administration
National Dislocated Worker Grants Program Guidance CFDA number 17.277  are discretionary grants awarded by the Secretary of Labor under Section 170 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to provide employment-related services for dislocated workers. The Department funds two types of DWGs: Disaster Recovery and Employment Recovery. (Rolling deadline)

National Endowment for the Humanities – Humanities Collections and Reference Resources CFDA number 45.149 supports projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education, and public engagement in the humanities. It strengthens efforts to extend the reach of humanities collections and make their intellectual content widely accessible. (July 18 deadline)

National Endowment for the Humanities – Climate Smart Humanities Organizations CFDA number 45.164 supports comprehensive assessment and strategic planning efforts by humanities organizations to mitigate physical and operational environmental impacts and adapt to a changing climate. Projects will result in climate action and adaptation planning documents or similar detailed assessments including prioritized, measurable actions and their expected outcomes. (September 14 deadline)

Important note :

Federal grants are very competitive. To ensure your application is processed, please verify that your organization’s registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) is valid and current. Go to SAM: Systems for Award Management and follow the FAQs and User Guides to update and verify your SAM data. Current SAM registration is mandatory for most agencies, and grants will not be awarded to applicants without valid and current registration in SAM. Remember: Registration on is free of charge.

If you are applying for a federal grant and would like to request a letter of support, or have questions about the application process, please contact my state office at , and include this form and an abstract of your project. Letters of support are submitted directly to the granting agency from my office once the complete application has been submitted. Please do not hesitate to contact my staff if you have any questions before submitting your application.

I encourage you to pass along these resources to anyone you believe would benefit from this information. If you do submit a grant proposal, please stay in touch by contacting my state office.


Mazie K. Hirono
United States Senator

Navy/Marines take huge step forward for mental health care!

Navy secretary signs order mandating mental health care, confidential evaluations

The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps have apparently become the first U.S. service branches to implement the Brandon Act, a set of policies that provide service members with a confidential evaluation and greater access to mental health care.

Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro signed the instruction Monday, according to the parents of Brandon Castera and a USNI News report Tuesday. President Joe Biden signed the measure into law in December 2021 as part of the fiscal 2022 National Defense Authorization Act.

The act is named for Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Castera, an aviation electrician. Castera, 21, died by suicide June 25, 2018, at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. A command investigation found that a combative and toxic leadership contributed to his death.

Brandon’s parents, Teri and Patrick Castera, two months after his death started a push to get the measure passed, an uphill battle of phone calls and trips to the Pentagon, Patrick Castera told Stars and Stripes by phone Wednesday.

“He will forever be saving lives and his death meant something, as tragic as it was,” his father said. “I know he’s smiling at us. He had a smile and made everyone want to smile.”

The Brandon Act allows service members to seek confidential help for any mental health issue, at any time, in any environment, thereby reducing the stigma associated with seeking mental health treatment.

The act requires a mental health evaluation as soon as service members self-report, according to, a website the Casteras created. The Brandon Act “will also allow Americans serving in uniform to seek help confidentially and, if necessary, outside of the chain of command,” according to the website.

The measure also mandates annual training from the Department of Defense on recognizing members who may need a mental health evaluation.

Under the law, commanders and supervisors must ensure that service members understand the procedure for requesting a mental health evaluation, ensure they are referred as soon as possible, maintain privacy protections and not seek the results of evaluations, among other requirements.

Del Toro called the Casteras as they drove to their Peoria, Ariz., home with word that he had signed the order to implement the act, Patrick Castera said. Del Toro read the policy over the phone and said he was signing it on the spot, Castera said. The secretary later sent a photo of the signed document to the Castera family.

“It brought tears to our eyes knowing that he actually signed the act into Navy and Marine law,” Teri Castera said. “It was thrilling.”

The Casteras posted the news Tuesday on The Brandon Act Facebook page, where a flood of comments followed.

“This is amazing,” Petty Officer 2nd Class Emilie Nielson, a gunner’s mate, wrote. “I can’t tell you how many hoops I had to jump through to seek help for my own mental health through the military. This is a huge step in the right direction.”

Two months ago, Nielson, of Albuquerque, N.M., was stationed on the amphibious transport dock USS Mesa Verde, when she experienced difficulty getting help for anxiety and depression, she told Stars and Stripes via Facebook Messenger on Wednesday.

“When I was on the ship, the big issue I faced was getting an appointment,” Nielson said. The process involved getting screened by medical specialists who set up a doctor appointment for a referral to a therapist, she said. The process could take weeks or months.

“There’s a saying the Navy has: ‘Ship, shipmate, self,’ which to me is completely backwards,” Nielson said. “If I can’t take care of myself first, how can I take care of my shipmates or my ship? When I told my command about my view on the saying I received some pushback.”

The Navy recorded 72 suicides in fiscal 2022, according to the Defense Department.

“This is to erase the stigma out there about mental health, it is OK to seek help,” Patrick Castera said.

Five Things to Know, July 17, 2023

1.   Russia halted a breakthrough wartime deal on Monday that allows grain to flow from Ukraine to countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia where hunger is a growing threat and high food prices have pushed more people into poverty. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia would suspend the Black Sea Grain Initiative until its demands to get its own food and fertilizer to the world are met. While Russia has complained that restrictions on shipping and insurance have hampered its agricultural exports, it has shipped record amounts of wheat.

2.   Thousands of airmen and dozens of aircraft are deployed throughout the Indo-Pacific this month for the largest readiness exercise in the history of Air Mobility Command, according to the U.S. Air Force. Mobility Guardian, which began July 5 and concludes Friday, involves forces from Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, France and Japan, the service said in a statement at the start of the drill.

3.   Vehicle traffic on the single bridge that links Russia to Moscow-annexed Crimea and serves as a key supply route for the Kremlin’s forces in the war with Ukraine came to a standstill Monday after one of its sections was blown up, killing a married couple and wounding their daughter. Rail traffic across the 19-kilometer (12-mile) Kerch Bridge also stopped but resumed after about six hours.

4.   South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol made a surprise visit to Ukraine on Saturday, offering an apparent show of support for the country in its war with Russia. Yoon’s office said he traveled to Ukraine with his wife, Kim Keon Hee, following trips to Lithuania for a NATO summit and to Poland. It’s his first visit since Russia invaded Ukraine almost 17 months ago.

5.   U.S. climate envoy John Kerry was holding talks Monday with his Chinese counterpart in Beijing, as the U.S. seeks to restore contacts that were disrupted by disputes over trade, Taiwan, human rights and China’s territorial claims. China’s official Xinhua News Agency said Kerry was meeting with Xie Zhenhua for the first extensive face-to-face climate discussions between representatives of the world’s two worst climate polluters after a nearly yearlong hiatus.

Do UFOs threaten national security?

‘UAP are in our airspace’: Former military personnel warn Congress of alien objects threatening national security

Two Navy veterans who claim to have seen unidentified aerial phenomena, better known as UFOs, joined a Pentagon whistleblower Wednesday to warn Congress that the sightings threaten national security and are being kept secret.

Ryan Graves, a former Navy F-18 pilot, and David Fravor, a retired Navy commander, described their encounters with strange, flying objects at a crowded hearing before the House Oversight Committee, which is leading a push by lawmakers to destigmatize reporting on such incidents and increase government transparency about potential alien life.

“As we convene here, UAP are in our airspace, but they are grossly underreported. These sightings are not rare or isolated, they are routine,” Graves said. “Parts of our government are more aware about UAP than they let on, but excessive classification processes keep crucial information hidden.”

Graves said he first became aware of UAPs in 2014, after upgraded jet radar systems used by pilots stationed at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Va., began detecting unknown objects. A pilot soon saw one in person, observing a floating “dark gray cube inside of a clear sphere” during a training mission about 10 miles off the Atlantic coast, Graves said.

There was no official acknowledgement of the incident, and it was never investigated, he said.

“If everyone could see the sensor and video data I witnessed, our national conversation would change,” Graves said. “If UAP are foreign drones, it is an urgent national security problem. If it is something else, it is an issue for science. In either case, unidentified objects are a concern for flight safety.”

The Pentagon last year established the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office to investigate reports of such phenomena, looking into more than 800 sightings. The U.S. government has attributed most of the reports to balloons, drones, birds, weather events and litter such as plastic bags, but many remain unexplained.

Graves estimates only about 5% of UAP sightings are being reported due to risk of professional repercussions. Most witnesses are commercial pilots for major airlines who have seen UAPs at 40,000 feet “making inexplicable maneuvers, like right-hand turns and retrograde orbits or j-hooks,” Graves said. The pilots are primarily seeing dark gray or black cubes inside of clear spheres, he said.

Fravor, a retired commanding officer of the Navy’s “Black Aces” strike fighter squadron, told lawmakers that he saw a white object shaped like a Tic Tac candy after launching his jet from the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier in 2004. He spotted the object “moving very abruptly” off the California coast before rapidly climbing up to about 12,000 feet in the air, then disappearing and reappearing 60 miles away less than a minute later.

“I never felt that we were alone with all the planets out there, but I wasn’t a UFO person,” Fravor said. “I think what we experienced [that day] was well beyond the material science and capabilities that we had at the time, that we have currently and or that we’re going to have in the next 10 to 20 years.”

David Grusch, a former intelligence officer with the Air Force, alleged under oath Wednesday that the U.S. government has for decades maintained a program that collected and attempted to reverse engineer crashed UFOs. He came forward as a whistleblower last year and said he has suffered “very brutal” retaliation for his decision and fears for his life.

He claimed “non-human biologics” have been found at the alleged crash sites and said he knows of “people who have been harmed or injured” because of government efforts to cover up information about the UFOs.

“I am hopeful that my actions will ultimately lead to a positive outcome of increased transparency,” Grusch said.

The Pentagon has denied the allegations. Sean Kirkpatrick, the director of the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office, told senators in April that there is “no credible evidence thus far of extraterrestrial activity, off-world technology or objects that defy the known laws of physics.”

Congressional interest in the issue has nonetheless surged in recent years with a House panel last summer holding the first public hearing on UFOs in more than 50 years. Wednesday’s oversight hearing was called by lawmakers who said they were frustrated by the shroud of secrecy around reported sightings.

“This is an issue of government transparency,” said Rep. Tim Burchett, R-Tenn. “We’re not bringing little green men or flying saucers into the hearing — sorry to disappoint about half y’all — we’re just going to get to the facts.”

Burchett said the Defense Department, intelligence community and NASA, which is set to publish its report on UAPs in the summer, declined to participate in the hearing. Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, R-Fla., said lawmakers who recently traveled to an Air Force base in Florida to investigate reported UAP sightings by military pilots were stonewalled by the Pentagon.

“We are simply told not to question the government and that the government has it under control,” she said.

The Senate this week is expected to vote on an amendment to the annual defense policy bill that will force the government to disclose reported sightings and declassify records related to UAPs.

“For decades, many Americans have been fascinated by objects mysterious and unexplained,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. “It’s long past time they get some answers.”

Direct Phone Numbers to Veterans for VA Pacific Islands Clinics – Share with Veterans

A direct number for veterans to call for New Initial Exam (NIE)   808-838-6522 This number will go live on Monday June 12 2023 and the hours of operation are 0800 – 1600 Mon – Fri



Also when the Veterans call the CBOC main line, here are the options. (The phone tree is the same for ALL CBOC)


Kauai – 808-246-0497

Maui – 808-871-2454

Hilo – 808-935-3781

Kona – 808-329-0774

Leeward – 808-312-6800

Windward – 808-234-2240

AMS – 684-699-3730

Guam – 671-475-5760

New Patient Appointment (New Initial Exam) – 808-838-6522



• Press 1 – Pharmacy

• Option 1 – Automated refills (Lines open 24 hours a day/7 day a week)

• Option 2 – Speak to a pharmacy representative (Lines open 0730-1600, Mon – Sat)

• Press 2 – Schedule/Cancel an appointment or relay a non-urgent message to a clinic

• Option 2 – Primary Care (Lines open 0730 – 1600 Mon – Fri)

• Option 3 – Specialty Care (Lines open 0800 – 1600, Mon – Fri)

• Option 4 – Mental Health (Lines open 0800 – 1600, Mon – Fri)

• Press 3 – Telephone Advise Nurse: if you are ill, injured or have a medical condition.

HON Telephone Advice Nurses are available to take the calls 0745 – 1600, Mon – Fri.

After 1600, Nights/Weekends/Holiday’s – Calls are routed to our San Francisco Triage Nurse (this line is 24/7)

• Press 4 – Health Care eligibility questions (Line open 0730-1600, Mon – Fri)

• Press 5 – VA Billing inquiries (Lines open 0800-2000 EST, Mon – Fri)

• Press 9 – Care in the Community (CITC)/Non-VA Care & Patient Advocate (Line open 0730-1600, Mon–Fri)

• Option 1 – CITC

Option 1 – To speak with a representative

Option 2 – CITC Patient Advocate

• Option 2 – Facility Patient Advocate

• Press 0 – Operator Assistance (Line open 0600-1600, Mon-Fri)