LIHUE — Kauai received more than $85.3 million Capital Improvement Project funding for fiscal year 2019 from bills in the 2018 legislative session.
That’s alongside bills that passed the legislature focused on flood relief, emergency services and pesticide control that will directly benefit the people of Kauai Island.
Notable CIP funding highlights for Kauai County include:
• $200,000 for renovations of locker rooms at Kauai High School
• $500,000 for renovations of the library at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School
• $2.5 million for a new library at Kapaa Elementary School
• $500,000 for the Agricultural Learning Center at Kapaa High School
• $110,000 for air conditioning and photovoltaic panels at Waimea Canyon Middle School
• $500,000 for renovations of the library at Waimea High School
• $2 million for a new gymnasium at Waimea High School
• $250,000 for parking area improvements at Wilcox Elementary School
• $500,000 for a food service facility at Kauai Economic Opportunity Inc.
• $500,000 for a photovoltaic system at the Kauai Philippine Cultural Center
• $1 million for clearing the Waimea River mouth
• $2 million for site improvements at Kikiaola Small Boat Harbor
• $17.2 million for a ticket lobby and additional parking facilities for Lihue Airport
• $2.5 million for guardrail and shoulder improvements on state highways
• $7 million for the repair of Hanalei Bridge on Kuhio Highway
• $36.6 million for repairs along Kuhio Highway
• $2.6 million for Traffic Operational Improvements to existing highways
Kauai lawmakers were able to secure $35,000 in Operating Grants-In-Aid projects for Kauai nonprofit organizations. These grants are provided to local organizations serving the public and working to improve the state of Hawaii.