The Energy Relief Grant provides funding for energy efficiency improvements for Hawai‘i businesses that are experiencing economic losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hawai‘i Energy will disburse $600,000 to nonprofits, small businesses and other qualifying organizations for the first round of this grant program. A second round of funding with an additional $400,000 will open for applications in October 2020 and due on November 30, 2020 (more information will be released in October for this second round).
Other useful resources for business owners: (DBEDT website)
- City & County of Honolulu Small Business Relief and Recovery Fund
- Salesforce Care Small Business Grants
- Small Business Administration (SBA)
- Support for Nonprofits
- Hawaii Agricultural Companies
- Government Contracting
- Help With Understanding and Applying for Financial Assistance
- Other Useful Resources
June 17, 2020: The Small Business Administration is reopening its Economic Injury Disaster Loans, or EDIL program, allowing businesses and nonprofit organizations with 500 employees or fewer to apply for low-interest assistance and an emergency advance grant of up to $10,000. The advance, based on a company’s headcount ($1,000 per employee), doesn’t have to be paid back.
City & County of Honolulu – Household Hardship Relief Fund
IF YOU NEED HELP CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION & APPLICATION
City & County of Honolulu – Household Hardship Relief Fund provides assistance for Oahu residents who have experienced a loss of income and/or increased financial need directly resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eligible applicant may receive up to $1,000 for:
- Mortgage Payment
- Rent Payment
- Utility Payment (Electric and/or gas)
- Internet and phone services are not covered
- Licensed eldercare services
And up to $500:
- Licensed childcare services or DHS provider
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands – COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance
FOR DHHL RENT ASSISTANCE CALL 211 OR CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.
DHHL rental relief program provides rental assistance for Applicant Waiting List beneficiaries. Eligible native Hawaiians both on and off Hawaiian Home Lands who have experienced a loss of income or job as a result of COVID-19 may receive assistance for the payment of their security deposit and/or rent for up to six months. Applicants must have already been on DHHL’s Waiting List as of December 31, 2018.
DHHL’s COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program provides eligible beneficiaries with rental assistance using $7 million in Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant (NHHBG) funds. These funds were made available in accordance with the Native Hawaiian Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) and other federal laws, including Public Law 115-141 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018. The Consolidated Appropriations Act allows NHHBG funds to be used to provide rental assistance to native Hawaiian families both on and off Hawaiian Home Lands.
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