Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA)
07/05/19 4:30 PM HST
Contracts for services to Hawaii nonprofit organizations and government agencies for innovative community projects that promote tourism. Funding is intended to enhance Hawaii’s product offerings in a range of focus areas, including culture, agriculture, education, culinary, health and wellness, nature, technology, sports, and voluntourism. These community-based projects should provide unique, authentic, and highly-valued visitor experiences and activities. One of the goals of the program is to ensure there are a sufficient number of quality, innovative visitor experiences to satisfy the high number of returning visitors and visitors with sophisticated needs.
The objectives of the CEP are to:
- Develop new tourism products in the nine (9) targeted niche areas of agriculture, culture, culinary, education, health and wellness, nature, sports, technology and "voluntourism" (tourism related to travel to participate in voluntary work, typically for a charity).
- Support community-based tourism initiatives.
- Support authentic experiences.
- Provide economic benefit to communities.
- Ensure the availability of events, activities and experiences throughout the year and that they are distributed throughout the State. Special attention given to the “shoulder” periods of April and May, and September through the first half of December to attract additional visitors to the Hawaiian Islands.
- Support marketing and promotional efforts with The Hawaiian Islands and keep in line with each island’s brand identity.
Eligible applicants should create events, activities, and experiences, which fulfill visitors' expectations of a quality destination:
- Unique (to Hawai‘i) activities/experiences.
- Friendly interaction with residents.
- Variety of activities/experiences.
- Variety of cuisine and dining options.
- Good value for the money
For additional information about tourism niche areas, see:
The HTA would like to encourage applicants to consider incorporating and implementing “green” practices into programs and/or projects. These practices could include, but are not limited to, efforts such as:
1. Increasing recycling efforts;
2. Minimizing waste production;
3. Buying local;
4. Minimizing printing and limiting number of handouts;
5. Using recycled products such as paper for printing;
6. Using more environmentally friendly products or biodegradable products;
7. Providing transportation alternatives such as car sharing or park and rides;
8. Conserving water;
9. Ensuring your venue has an environmental sustainability policy; and/or
10. Incorporating energy efficient practices.
GrantWatch ID#: 185887
HTA is not imposing an award limit. However, applicant will be judged on the reasonableness of their request and the likelihood of success.
Project Term: Project occurring during Calendar Year 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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Ronald D. Rodriguez, Contracts Specialist / Procurement Officer
Evita Cabrera, Contract Specialist
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Hawai‘i Tourism Authority
1801 Kalākaua Avenue
Hawai‘i Convention Center, First Level
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96815
County of Kaua‘i
Nalani Brun, (808) 241-4952
City & County of Honolulu
Sharleen Oshiro, (808) 768-3893
County of Maui
Ipo Mossman, (808) 270-7992
County of Hawai‘i
Frecia Cevallos, (808) 961-8505
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