Budget Information

The College's budget is incorporated into a complex mix of budget and financial reporting systems for internal and external users and involves funding from a variety of sources, to include, general fund appropriations, tuition and fee revenue, extramural grants and contracts, and department-generated revenue from goods or services offered by the College.

This Budget page presents current and historical data on the College's short- and long-term planning processes and links to a much broader range of information available at the UHCC, UH, and state levels. Detailed information is also included on:

  • Operating Budget
  • Major Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Projects
  • Minor CIP Projects
  • Capital Renewal and Deferred Maintenance (CRDM) Projects (formerly repair and maintenance)
  • Leeward Budget Resources
  • Planning and Budget Data
  • Presentations
  • Financial Management Group
  • Legislative Updates

Budget Information

Each year the College produces a comprehensive budget document that is referred to as the Operational Expenditure Plan or OEP.  The OEP is the culmination of the institution's Annual Report of Program Data (ARPD) or annual budget and planning process.  Current and previous year's OEP documents are available for your information and review.

The revenues and expenses reflected in the OEP are, in fact, point-in-time estimates since the budget evolves continuously throughout the fiscal year.  Due to this fluidity, especially with regards to tuition revenue estimates, enrollment forecast changes, unanticipated expenditure outlays, and unfunded mandates, reviews and analyses of the budget are performed regularly.

Of particular interest will be new and reallocation funding decisions that specifically address items that were submitted through the College's budget and planning process and appear on the prioritized Resource Request Lists in the areas of...1) Operating Budget (supplies, student help, IT-related, travel); 2) Instructional Positions; and 3) Non-Instructional Positions. 

Resources requested for Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects and Capital Renewal and Deferred Maintenance (CRDM) projects are conducted jointly by the Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services and the Operations and Maintenance leadership team.

Historical Operational Expenditure Plans By Fiscal Year

Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects are classified as major new construction or renovation projects that typically exceed $5 million in planning, design, and construction costs and require Board of Regent (BOR) approval.  The University of Hawaii Office of Project Delivery (OPD) coordinates these projects for the 10-campus UH system.

Details about OPD can be found on the OPD website

The Major CIP - 6 Year Priorities represents the Major CIP priorities for all UH Community Colleges for the next six years (2017-2022).

Leeward Community College currently has one major CIP project under construction and is requesting funding for one additional project during the FY 2019 Supplemental Budget:

Recent Major CIP Projects:

Theatre Building Renovation: completed in Fall 2018, with the reopening for academic programming and community performances in January 2019. Capital Project Information and Justification for the project (pdf) .

Major CIP Funding Requests:

Included as part of the BOR FY 2019 Supplemental CIP Budget Request to the Governor and Legislature is Leeward Community College's funding request of $8.8 million for the Repair/Replacement of Fascias and Sidewalks.

Minor CIP projects address smaller facility improvements or renovations (usually under $5.0 million) to classrooms, laboratories, and student gathering spaces and that incorporates design principles and concepts of flexible space, shared programming, and modernization.  Funding for Minor CIP projects is provided to the UH Community Colleges by the State Legislature via line-item appropriation.

The Minor CIP priorities for all UH Community Colleges for the next six years (2017-2022) include the following Minor CIP priorities for Leeward CC:

  1. $4,900,000; Native Hawaiian Center for Excellence... FUNDED IN FY 2017
  2. $1,700,000; AM 101 Model Classroom Project... REQUEST FOR FY 2019
  3. $1,700,000; BS 208A/B and PS 201A/B Model Classroom Project... FUNDED IN FY 2018
  4. $2,150,000; Cafeteria Food Service and Kitchen Area... REQUEST FOR FY 2020 and FY 2021
  5. $1,950,000; Cafeteria Dining Area... REQUEST FOR FY 2020 and FY 2021
  6. $1,100,000; FA 215 Model Classroom Project... REQUEST FOR FY 2021
  7. $1,650,000; Learning Commons Phase III (3rd Floor)... REQUEST FOR FY 2021 and FY 2022
  8. $4,900,000; Wai'anae Moku - Phase IV... REQUEST FOR FY 2022


Capital Renewal and Deferred Maintenance (CRDM) projects are what was previously referred to as Repair and Maintenance projects. These projects are usually funded by lump sum appropriation from the State Legislature to either the UH system or the UH Community College system offices.


Capital Renewal:  building sub-systems (roofs, building exteriors, elevators, air conditioning, lighting, electrical, plumbing, fire protection systems, built-in specialities and equipment, interior finishes) that are at the end of their useful life and need to be replaced.  

Deferred Maintenance:  buildings that have failing sub-systems or sub-systems that are operating beyond their useful lifetime.

CRDM Project Priorities:

The CRDM project priorities for all UH Community Colleges for the next six years (2017-2022) include Leeward's the CRDM project priorities:

  1. $2,150,000; GT Building - Replace Air Conditioning
  2. $250,000; BE and Theatre Buildings - Re-Roof
  3. $2,000,000; BE and Theatre Buildings - Re-Roof
  4. $3,250,000; Learning Commons and LA Buildings - Re-Roof
  5. $2,122,000; AM and FA Buildings - Restrooms
  6. $3,350,000; BS and PS Buildings - Air Conditioning
  7. $200,000; AM-DA-FA Buildings - Air Conditioning
  8. $1,100,000; Campus-Wide - Accessibility Upgrades
  9. $550,000; Campus-Wide - Replace Exterior Metal Doors
  10. $1,075,000; Campus-Wide - Seal/Waterproof Exterior Columns
  11. $1,090,000; Repair - Resurface Ewa Service Road
  12. $1,100,000; Repair - Resurface Makai Service Road
  13. $1,075,000; Repair - Resurface Upper Campus Parking Lot
  14. $5,450,000; Campus-Wide - Electrical Distribution Upgrade


Various UH, UHCC, and Leeward Community College planning and budget data is available for your review and use, including Long Range Development Plans, Strategic Plans, and Budget development- and execution-related information.

Long Range Development Plans

Copies of the College's Long Range Development Plans (LRDP) are available from the Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services.  Among the LRDP's include...

  • LRDP - April 1966 (original campus master plan)
  • Educational Specifications - March 1995
  • LRDP - December 1995
  • Works of Art Master Plan - 2003
  • LRDP - December 2016

The LRDP completed in December of 2016 was presented to the UH Board of Regents (BOR) in April of 2018.

Strategic Directions - 2015-2021 (rev. February 2017)

Contains useful resources for information related to current and past UH, UHCC, and Leeward CC strategic planning documents, outcomes and performance measures, and other related internal/external links.

UHCC Strategic Directions:  http://uhcc.hawaii.edu/ovpcc/strategic/strategic_directions.php

Leeward Community College Strategic Plan:  http://www.leeward.hawaii.edu/strategic-plan

Budget Development

Contains useful resources for information related to current and historical UH, UHCC, and Leeward CC budget development documents, consolidated financial statements, facilities projects, organizational charts, comparable measures, budget level summary reports, and financial aid scholarship allocations.

UH Budget and Finance:  https://www.hawaii.edu/offices/budget-finance/

UHCC Budget and Planning:  http://uhcc.hawaii.edu/ovpcc/administrative/budget

The College's Financial Management Group (FMG) was established in 2016 in order to provide a formalized mechanism to share, discuss, and review information, processes, policies, and procedures related to the budget, financial management, and business-related functions of the institution.  The FMG meets on a quarterly basis and is convened by the Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services and the College's Fiscal Administrator.

Resources for FMG members and others interested in learning more include:

During the Legislative session, which begins in January of each year, pertinent information related to the higher education budget, and specifically as it applies to the University of Hawaii and Leeward Community College, will be posted on this website.

2018 Legislative Session

Attached are the operating budget and capital improvement program (CIP) funding priorities for the UH Community Colleges for the 2018 Legislative Session.

Operating Budget priorities for the College include;

  • 4 additional Campus Security Officers
  • 2 additional Native Hawaiian Support Personnel
  • 1 additional Veterans Support Personnel

CIP project priorities for the College include;

  • $8.8 million for design and construction related to fascia and walkway improvements
  • $1.1 million for construction related to the re-roofing of the BE and Theatre buildings
  • $220k for design related to the AM building first floor model classroom project

2019 Legislative Session

Operating and CIP budget priorities are under development

Hawaii State Legislature

Previous years' budget and financial information at the Hawaii State Legislature website:


2018 Legislative Session - Operating Budget Priorities (pdf)

2018 Legislative Session - CIP Project Priorities (pdf)

(last update...May 2020)

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