Through OED grants and CPEP awards, Maui non-profits are provided assistance in developing business strategies, operational plans, marketing, access to information to evaluate program impacts, and resources for leveraging outside support. In addition, OED funds help to promote Maui's destination and cultural assets to the visitor while furthering economic development.
The office promotes a desirable quality of life through projects that enhance our environment and enrich the lives and skills of our residents. Our long term goal is to support the diversification of our economy by attracting new businesses, creating good paying jobs for Maui residents, encouraging more Maui grown entrepreneurs, and strengthening our niche markets.
The Office of Economic Development administers funds through two programs. Each has its own criteria and requirements. To learn more about the application process please click on the following links:
Small Business Revitalization Grant Program for Hana and Molokai
The program is designed to assist small businesses with fewer than 10 employees who do business in these rural communities. Lokahi Pacific has been selected to manage the grant program.
The grants may be used for new equipment, renovation, websites, marketing materials or other purposes that will help the businesses grow, prosper and create jobs. The grant program is a 40/60 match grant that awards $60 for every $40 contributed by grant recipients; grant awards will range from $500 to $5,000. Non-profit entities will not be eligible for this program. Entry deadline is April 15, 2015.