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Grants to Honolulu County, Hawaii Nonprofits
for Social Services and Public Benefit

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City and County of Honolulu

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11/16/17 2:00 PM


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Grants to Honolulu County, Hawaii nonprofit organizations to benefit socially and economically disadvantaged populations or provide public benefit services across a range of areas. Beneficiaries of social services may include victims of domestic violence, individuals with disabilities, senior citizens, the homeless, or those suffering from the effects of substance abuse or poor mental health.

Funding is also available to organizations that provide services for public benefit, especially low to moderate income communities in the areas of the arts, culture, economic development or the environment.

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GrantWatch ID#: 163785

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to apply for a GIA grant a Proposer must meet mandatory requirements:

1) The Grant Proposer is a nonprofit corporation or association, which meets two criteria: (i) 501 tax-exempt status as evidenced by an IRS determination letter, or which has a pending IRS application for such a determination; and (ii) organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific or educational purposes on a nonprofit basis in which no part of the net earnings of the organization inures to the benefit of any private individual. An organization that does not meet such criteria is generally not eligible for a grant, except for entities utilizing a Fiscal Sponsorship.

2) The Grant Proposer is chartered or authorized to do business in the State of Hawaii and the proposed project to be implemented is within the City and County of Honolulu.

3) The Grant Proposer is not in arrears on any financial or other obligation owed to the City.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Department of Community Services will host information sessions to assist nonprofits in preparing their proposals. Each Grant Proposer must attend at least one mandatory information session regarding the requirements and conditions to receive GIA funds.

Information Sessions:
-October 27, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
-October 31, 10:00 AM to noon

All workshops will be held at the Mission Memorial Hearings Room, 550 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96813. 

Pre-Application Information:

The application and Request for Grant Proposal (instructions) become available online
in September/October.

GIA proposals must be submitted by 2:00 PM on November 16, 2017. 

Eligible Grant Proposals are provided to the GIA Advisory Commission (Commission), which meets during the months of January and February to select its recommendations for grant awards. The Commission’s recommendations are forwarded to the Honolulu City Council by March 4. The City makes final selection and approval of grant awards as part of the budget process.

Grant awards and encumbrances are finalized no later than August 15, with Notices to Proceed issued by September 15 (subject in part to timely submission of contract signature pages and related documents by the selected grantees), and initial advance payments (if applicable) occurring thereafter.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please call 768-5858 to register for the workshop.

To access the online application a Grant Proposer must first create an account with the Division of Purchasing by visiting:

The Division of Purchasing
Honolulu Hale
530 South King Street, Room 115
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96813

Help Desk: 768-5535

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Hawaii: City and County of Honolulu