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Nonprofit Grants Program

Grants to Hawaii County, Hawaii Nonprofits for
Arts, Education, Health, and Human Welfare

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County of Hawai‘i

Deadline Date:

01/31/18 4:30 PM Receipt


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Grants to Hawaii County, Hawaii nonprofit organizations to provide programs and services of benefit to the public. Funding may be requested for activities that address arts and culture, educational concerns, as well as the needs of youth, the elderly, the poor, individuals with emotional or physical disabilities, victims of crime, victims of health or social crises, or public health and welfare of the people and environment.

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GrantWatch ID#: 177693

Term of Contract:

Proposals are being solicited for fiscal year 2018-19 (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The County of Hawai‘i is soliciting grant applications from qualified nonprofit organizations (501(c)3).

No grant to a nonprofit organization shall be made unless the nonprofit organization meets the following criteria:

(1) The nonprofit organization is chartered or otherwise authorized to do business in the State for charitable purposes and exempted from the Federal income tax by the Internal Revenue Service.

(2) The purposes for which the nonprofit organization is organized provide benefits to the people of the County.

(3) The service or activity to be provided by the nonprofit organization, and funded by the County, shall address educational concerns, culture and the arts, the needs of the poor, youth, the aged, those with physical or emotional disabilities, victims of crimes, victims of health or social crises, or public health and welfare of the people and the environment, as may be determined by the County.

(4) The nonprofit organization has a governing board whose members serve without compensation and have no conflict of interest between their regular occupations and the services provided by the nonprofit organization.

(5) The nonprofit organization has bylaws or policies which describe the manner in which business is conducted, including management, audit, and fiscal policies and procedures, policies on nepotism, and policies on management of potential conflict of interest.

(6) The nonprofit organization has at least one year’s experience with the service or activity for which the appropriation is sought or can otherwise demonstrate to the satisfaction of the County sufficient expertise to successfully carry out the service or activity.

(7) The nonprofit organization must be licensed and accredited in accordance with applicable requirements of Federal, State and County laws. (1983 CC, c 2, art 25, sec 2-137; am 1986, ord 86-52, sec 2; am 2012, ord 12-136, sec 1.)

Awards cannot provide funds for Capital Improvements (Costs of Construction, materials, insurance or securities).

Pre-Application Information:

Regardless of postmark date, applications must be received by the Department of Finance, no later than 4:30 PM on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

-January 31, 2018, 4:30 PM: Cut-off for receipt of application.
-March 2018: Nonprofit interviews and selected site visits.
-Between March and the end of June, the awards determination process is being conducted and the fiscal year budget is being determined. At the conclusion, a contract and award letter is sent to those nonprofits receiving an award.
-Final reports are due within 60 days of the contractual year.

For more specific information about the County’s nonprofit organization grant program, please refer to Chapter 2, Article 25 of the Hawai‘i County Code, which is available on the County of Hawai‘i’s website at:

Contact Information:

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

For questions regarding the submittal process or items on the checklist, contact Ted Schrey, Budget Specialist at 961-8489.

For questions regarding completion of the application or questions regarding the overall grant process, contact Dawn Manago, Legislative Assistant at 323-4276.

Please drop off or mail your application(s) to:

Department of Finance
25 Aupuni Street, Room 2103
Hilo, Hawai‘i 96720

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USA: Hawaii: County of Hawaii