Hawaii 3R's (Repair, Remodel, Restore Our Schools)

In 2001, U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye began a new initiative called Hawaii 3R's (Repair, Remodel and Restore Hawaii's public schools). Our mission is to bring outside financial and human resources together to tackle the approximate $640 million repair and maintenance backlog.

Working with state agencies, trade unions, businesses, military, community leaders, parents, teachers, and students, the goal is to match state, federal, and private funds with volunteerism -- "sweat equity" -- both skilled and unskilled, to reduce the backlog.

The Hawaii State Legislature passed and then-Governor Ben Cayetano enacted a new law providing initial funding and tax credits for contractors participating in the program. Federal funds have been received through the Joint Venture Education Forum. Private grants have been received from AT&T, Campbell Estate and the Hawaii Community Foundation.

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