Grants & Awards
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 Lanai
The purpose of this Small Business Revitalization Grant Program for
Lana`i is to provide expanded opportunities for residents of Lana`i to
increase their ownership, employment and income from local economic
EDRF - Economic Development Revolving Fund
The EDRF for Maui County has been established to assist and help develop
the county's economy for growth and the diversification of its job
The EDRF is designed to give either grants or loans to both for-profit
and non-profit businesses that have a strong balance sheet, have
established markets that show growth potential, and show strong
potential for creating living wage employment for our residents. The
fund purpose is to assist companies with these qualifications to expand
their business through additional locations, new equipment, exporting
opportunities, R&D for a demonstrated capability or product, or to
commercialize capability or a new product. The minimum award that will
be made is $50,000. All applicants will need to demonstrate a one to one
match in cash. The cash match can come from a 3rd party grant or loan.
Organizations or businesses that have other active grants with the
County of Maui are not eligible to apply for this program.
The program will run year round until all available funds are pledged.
There is no deadline for applications. For additional information call
the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development at 808-270-7710.