Kūpa‘a Kaua‘i: A Unified Vision for Our Island’s Recovery

For Business

RESOURCES FOR FARMERS

This Resources for Hawaii’s Agriculture Industry (PDF) provides summary information about major provisions that could offer critical support for the Agriculture Industry.

This Agribusiness Guidebook is available to help guide agriculture producers who are interested in starting an Agri-Tourism Operation.

RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES

Shuttered Venue Operators GrantThe grant is intended to provide financial assistance to support eligible live venues and performing arts organizations . Eligible applicants can receive a grant for up to 45% of their 2019 gross earned revenue, up to $10M.

Rural Relief Small Business Grants are offered by Local Initiatives Support Council (LISC). These grants have been offered over a series of rounds. The grant supports small businesses in rural areas with  focus on entrepreneurs of color, women and veteran-owned businesses. To learn more, visit the LISC website.

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available.  To learn more, visit the SBA website.

Hawaii Pacific Health Business Hotline is a resource available to businesses from 7am to 4pm.  Businesses can call 808-763-2720 to speak with a health professional about COVID-19 preparedness, precautions and responses for your business.

Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha is an initiative launched by The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) to showcase products made in Hawaii.  Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha supports local businesses by providing a free platform for kama‘aina and visitors to find their favorite brands and discover new products.  To learn more or to sign up as a featured business, check out their website: https://invest.hawaii.gov/buy-hawaii/

Small Business Development Center provides one-on-one business advice at no cost.  You can also view the calendar of business events here.

Kauai Chamber of Commerce has created a COVID-19 website with information and resources for Kauai businesses: https://www.covid19kauai.com/

Small Business Administration (SBA) has a business guidance and resources list here.

ProService Hawaii has several re-opening guides for Hawaii businesses on their website including: The-New-Normal_How-to-Make-a-Comeback-Plan

SimplicityHR by ALTRES COVID-19 Employer Resource site, is a website designed to help Hawaii businesses navigate the challenges you and your workforce are facing due to COVID-19. On this site you will find Employer News, Toolkits, Quicklink Resources and Articles and to help guide your efforts.  https://www.simplicityhr.com/covid-19/

The Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act: This guide can help you understand the federal resources available for small businesses as part of the CARES act.

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