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Innovation Grant 2022

The County of Kauai’s Office of Economic Development (OED) requested proposals for Fiscal Year 2021-22 Innovation Grants. The intent of this 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, transportation, agriculture, local manufacturing, creative industries, workforce development, circular economies and tourism on Kauai. 

Eligible nonprofit organizations applied for up to $50,000 of funding for innovative projects that generate short-term and long-term economic growth and diversification on Kauai. 

Details about the Innovation Grant are available within the Request for Proposals document shared below.

Public Review:

The Office of Economic Development has opened the 2022 Innovation Grant applications to public review via Consider.it. Public review is now open until February 4th. Please click the button below and log in to review the proposals and share your feedback.

Informational Webinar:

The Office of Economic Development hosted an informational webinar on Wednesday, December 15th at 10am. The webinar provided an overview of the Innovation Grants and  the application process. A recording of the webinar is shared below for those who were not able to attend the live session. 

How to Apply and Timeline:

The Office of Economic Development is utilizing an online application process through the Amplifund Grants contract management system. The Innovation Grant application will open in Amplifund on December 5th at 8am. All applications must be submitted via the Amplifund system by January 19th at 4:30pm.

A link to the application and the Amplifund User Guide is included below.

 

Questions regarding the Innovation Grants should be submitted by email to oedgrants@kauai.gov. Questions needed to be submitted before December 19, 2021. You can review the official responses to questions received using the link below.

For further reference:

The list of projects that were funded during the inaugural year of the OED Innovation Grants can be found on the 2020-21 Innovation Grant Page.

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