The deal reached in Washington to keep the government running -- also provides a boost to several services and programs right here in Hawaii.

After the uncertainty of a 35 day shut down, federal workers across the country will be getting nearly a 2% raise. While various programs, including ones to reduce pests in Hawaii, or expand search and rescue operations, will get more money.

Last year's dramatic eruption of Kilauea shook things up on the Big Island. Especially at the summit, where the powerful eruptions caused damage to the National Park, 
including the Hawaiian Volcanoes observatory. There scientists were forced to leave because of frequent and strong quakes. 
Nearly $5 million is set aside for interim office and lab space. Just some of the 30 million dollars that will be spent on volcano research in the islands.
Not only will scientists keep an eye on the ground, but also the skies. 
Astronomy gets a boost from more than $16 million earmarked for the Daniel K Inouye solar telescope that will go atop Haleakala.

$2 million will go to preserve native language and culture as well as local history.
Millions more will help Native Hawaiians get homes, make renovations and build up their communities.

At the East West Center programs are once again ramping up after the fiscal uncertainty that came with the shutdown.

"It put a lot of programs on hold, and it is hard to invite people to something and say if we have the money," said Richard Vuylsteke, President of the East-West Center.

Half of the international diplomacy center's budget comes from the federal government, part of the Department of State money President Trump wanted to put to other use.

"There were a whole cluster of things, generally in the education and climate areas that received less than enthusiastic support, but Congress decides our budget," said Vuylsteke.

 The budget will also help to smooth out some of our rough roads with nearly $12 million going for highway maintenance as well as building bridges, roads and bike paths.
But Hawaii's construction industry could take a hit, as the President plans to use billions in military construction money to fund the border wall. 

"Military construction is a big part of our business and important to the state economy," said Ryan Nakaima, Senior Vice President of Nan Inc.

Hawaii got $317 million last year to build or refurbish dozens of military projects across the state. Keeping companies like Nan Inc., and local workers busy.

"Military construction has provided diverse opportunities, we have a number of projects, from child development centers, to warehouse and everything in between," said Nakaima.

        Under the budget deal, additional millions will be spent to combat invasive species that threaten Hawaii crops, and also design and accelerate construction of the Coast Guards' new C130 hangar - which is used in search and rescue missions.