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Innovation – Community Grant 2023

Public Review

The County of Kauai’s Office of Economic Development opened the grant proposals to public review via Consider.it. Public review is closed as of September 16th. Click the button below to be linked to the, now frozen, forum.

RFP

Applications for funding for the County of Kauai Innovation-Community Grants closed at 4:31 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time, on Wednesday, August 31, 2022. They were available at 8am HST on August 1, 2022. Applications must have been received on or before 4:30 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time on Wednesday August 31, 2022 via the Amplifund System. Applicants will be notified of funding during the week of October 15, 2022. The weblink to the Amplifund system can be found here.

We are not accepting proposals through US Mail, email or by fax. 

Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered. The County reserves the right to reject any proposal. 

The project funding period will be November 1, 2022 to October 31, 2023. The intent of the grant program is to support new programs or projects that advance innovation by identifying and solving local problems in the areas of small business, technology, education, transportation, agriculture, local manufacturing, creative industries, workforce development, circular economies and tourism in Kauai County. Proposals must identify a known deficiency, problem, or need within the Kauai Community and deploy an innovative community project that will be or has been successful in other contexts. Proposals submitted shall be reviewed and considered for the receipt of funding, to applicant organizations.

 The deadline for submitting written questions is Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 4:30pm via oedgrants@kauai.gov. 

Notification of OED’s approval and recommendation for funding will be made the week of October 15, 2022. 

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact 

Therilynn Martin-Haumea at 808-241-4299 or tmhaumea@kauai.gov no later than August 8, 2022. Requests made as early as possible will allow adequate time to fulfill your request. 

Upon request, this notice is available in alternate formats such as large print, Braille, or electronic copy. 

Informational Webinar:

The Office of Economic Development hosted an informational webinar on Tuesday, August 16th, 2022 at 10am.  The webinar provides an overview of the Innovation Grants and the application process. It is posted below.

Questions:

Questions regarding the Innovation Grants should be submitted by email to oedgrants@kauai.gov.  You can review the official responses to questions received using the button below

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