Get up to a $5,000 grant and vehicle financing to help Maui families replace vehicles destroyed in wildfire

A $5,000 grant program has launched to help families replace vehicles on Maui destroyed during the August wildfires. The program was announced by Rolina Faagai, the Executive Director of Hawaiian Lending & Investments, a nonprofit founded by the Sovereign Council of Hawaiian Homestead Associations.

What is the Replacement Vehicle Program (RVP)?

The Replacement Vehicle Program (RVP) is dedicated to Native Hawaiian families that experienced transportation loss due to the Maui wildfires in August 2023.

This program provides vehicle financing with deferred payments for 12 months and a one time grant of up to $5,000 to replace a vehicle lost in the fires.

The funding is available for families that need help to purchase a new or used vehicle with help from grant funds, and/or with low cost financing.

How do I apply for the Replacement Vehicle Program?

Download this fillable PDF to start filling out a form today.

• Pickup a Consumer Assistance Kit at the Maui Mall. Visit the SCHHA Desk at the Maui Relief & Aid Services Center:
70 E Kaahumanu Avenue, Kahului, HI 96732

• Email Rolina Faagai, Executive Director:

Contact Hawaiian Lending & Investments:


The launch of this program is based on input received at the Sovereign Council of Hawaiian Homestead Associations’ Maui Disaster Recovery Roundtable held in late October.

Hawaiian Lending & Investments (HLI) is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) 501c3 non-profit, sponsored by the Sovereign Council of Hawaiian Homestead Associations (SCHHA).

HLI delivers financial services to support the capital needs of consumers, businesses, and homestead associations on or near Hawaiian Home Lands.

HLI has office locations on Maui, Molokai, Oahu and Kauai. HLI provides services to community members throughout the state of Hawaii.

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For Lahaina & Kula residents impacted by the fires

Talk Story with Mayor Bissen

Lahaina and Kula residents who have been impacted by the August fires are invited to talk story with Mayor Richard Bissen. There are several dates to choose from. Each talk story session will welcome up to 30 residents to give folks a chance to share mana‘o and ask questions.

Series of events from December 9 through January 27.