Grants Office

The Grants Office (formerly, the Shared Services Center) is the one-stop office that supports innovations across the campus through extramural programs – grants, contracts, and awards. For nearly two decades, Kapiʻolani Community College was among the top revenue generators for extramural funding through federal grants from the U.S. Department of Education and National Science Foundation. The Center was founded to offer comprehensive support services to enhance capacity to apply for and manage extramural funding.

   Frequently Asked Questions – Grants & Contracts

   Pre-Award Checklist – KCC Grants Office

   Personnel Recruitment through Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii

Additional information regarding Title III Part A and F campus developmental and renovation projects are available on the Title III website.


Office Location

ʻŌhiʻa Bldg, Room 103B 

We’re located across the Bookstore’s temporary location and down the hall from the Office for Institutional Effectiveness. 


We are available to support you. To request a consultation with one of our grant specialists, please contact us at

Pre-Award / Proposal Development support

For federal sponsors, contact Brandon Marc Higa,, ext. 9776

For state contracts, contact Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services for initial review; extramural awards may be submitted for budget review and internal routing to the UH Office of Research Services by contacting

For private/foundation sponsors, contact Brandon Marc Higa,, ext. 9776

  •         Assistance with proposal development, identifying funding opportunities, and submissions;
  •         Proposal preparation in, Fastlane, myGRANT;
  •         Budget development for proposal submissions; and,
  •         Communication with external stakeholders, including ORS and UH Foundation.

Post-Award / Grants Management & Fiscal support

Effective October 1, 2020, fiscal administration of extramural projects (grants, contracts, and awards) were transitioned to the Business Office

For fiscal review and approval, contact Justin Kashiwaeda, fiscal administrator, 

  •         Establishing project accounts and advance accounts in Kuali for new and continuing awards;
  •         Fiscal review of procurement, travel, personnel payments, and project expenditures;
  •         Purchase Card administration
  •         Access to Kuali Financial System, RCUH, myGRANT
  •         Monthly budget reports every last Wednesday; and,
  •         Monthly Talk Story sessions with training every second Thursday.

Project Support

For personnel recruitment, contact Brandon Marc Higa,, ext. 9776

For procurement related inquiries, contact Martin Holzgang,, ext. 9780

  •         Personnel recruitment through RCUH;
  •         Project spending plans;
  •         Procurement-related consultations;
  •         Referrals to Office for Institutional Effectiveness for project evaluation and assessment;
  •         Award modifications, including change of PI, no cost extensions, supplemental funds request

Brandon Marc Higa
Phone: (808) 734-9776
ʻŌhiʻa 103B

Stanford J. Fichtman
Phone: (808) 734-9607
ʻŌhiʻa 103B

Martin Holzgang
Phone: (808) 734-9780
ʻŌhiʻa 103B

Linda Duong
Phone: (808) 734-9781
ʻŌhiʻa 103B

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