COUNTY OF HAWAI’I
DEPARTMENT OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANTS
FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017-2018
(July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018)

SEALED PROPOSALS must be received on or before 4:30 p.m. Hawai’i-Aleutian Standard Time, Friday, April 28, 2017, in either of two County of Hawai’i Department of Research and Development locations. In Hilo, deliver to 25 Aupuni Street, Room 1301, Hilo, HI 96720. In Kona, deliver to 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Building C (Second Floor), Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. The deadline noted above is not a post mark date. Proposals must be received by the County by the above referenced deadline at either of the locations described above. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered and will be returned to the applicant unopened.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANTS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017-2018

The Department of Research and Development is soliciting proposals for economic development grant awards in preparation for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. The intent of the grant program is to support sustainable economic development in agriculture, business development, energy, film, science, technology, engineering and math industries, and tourism. Proposals must address and support the program goals and objectives for the above subject areas. Proposals submitted shall be reviewed and considered for the receipt of funding, to supplement existing or proposed project or program budgets for the applicant organizations.

All proposals reviewed and recommended for funding by the Department of Research and Development shall be subject to the County of Hawai’i’s executive and legislative review of the department’s budget for fiscal year 2017-2018. Notification of the Department’s approval and recommendation for funding shall be made by June 30, 2017.

Proposal forms, specifications and special provisions can be obtained at the Department website http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/research-and-development/ or call (808) 961-8366. Questions regarding clarification of any information contained in the Solicitation for Proposals document, including all attachments, must be received in writing on or before March 28, 2017. The County of Hawai’i reserves the right to reject any proposal.

Information Sessions Available:
   
Kailua-Kona: Thursday, March 9, 2017 Hilo: Friday, March 10, 2017 
2:00 to 4:30 p.m. 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. 
Council Building – Conference Room A County of Hawai’i Aging and Disability Resource Center  
West Hawai’i Civic Center Training Room  
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway 1055 Kinoole Street, Suite 101  
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 Hilo, HI 96720  
*No RSVP Required* *No RSVP Required*

County of Hawai’i provides access to activities without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, or disability. The meeting place is accessible to persons with disabilities. If you need an auxiliary aid or service, language interpretation, or other modification to fully access this meeting, please call (808) 961-8366 at least five days prior to the session you plan to attend.

Diane L. Ley
Director, Department of Research and Development

Hawai’i Tribune-Herald
West Hawai’i Today

Publication Date: February 23, 2017 and February 26, 2017
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