COUNTY OF HAWAI’I SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR STEWARDSHIP GRANTS TO MAINTAIN & PRESERVE LANDS ACQUIRED WITH MONIES FROM THE PUBLIC ACCESS, OPEN SPACE AND NATURAL RESOURCES PRESERVATION FUND (FUND)

The County of Hawai’i, Department of Parks and Recreation (P&R) is seeking applicants for stewardship grants to provide grants-in-aid for public safety maintenance and preservation of lands acquired by the FUND as stipulated in the Hawai’i County Charter, Article 10, Section 10-16 (h). Only 501(c)3 non-profits or an organization that operates under the umbrella of a 501(c)3 non-profit shall be considered for a stewardship grant. Grant awards are for one calendar year beginning January 1st and ending on December 31st. In addition to the grant application, the applicant must also submit a detailed business plan for the project along with a signed agreement to file a written report within one year after receipt of funds on what has been accomplished and how the money was spent. Below is a list of lands that P&R is currently accepting submissions for:

            Property/District   Tax Map Key(s)
  Hamakua
 
                  Waipi’o Lookout (3) 4-8-04:06
  North Kohala
                    Pa’o’o (3) 5-7-01:05

Kaiholena (3) 5-8-01:11
  (3) 5-8-01:19
  (3) 5-8-01:20
  (3) 5-8-01:21
  (3) 5-8-01:22
  (3) 5-8-01:24
  (3) 5-8-01:25
  North Kona
            ’O’oma (3) 7-3-09:04

            Kipapa Park (3) 7-7-08:20
  (3) 7-7-08:31
  Ka’u 
            Kahua Olohu (3) 9-5-12:05

          Kawa/Kawa’a Bay (3) 9-5-16:06
  (3) 9-5-16:25
  (3) 9-5-17:05
  (3) 9-5-17:07
             
Application and property information are available on-line at the following:  http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/, selecting "Boards & Commissions" from the bottom left side and then "Public Access, Open Space, and Natural Resources Preservation Commission" or at the P&R office located in the Aupuni Center, 101 Pauahi Street, Suite 6, Hilo, Hawai’i 96720. Applicants must comply with all provisions of Hawai’i County Charter Article 10, Section 10-16 in addition to all applicable County, State and Federal laws.  Groups seeking a multi-year project may re-apply each August 1st. Completed applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2017 or postmarked by that date if sending by mail. If you have any questions, please contact Reid Sewake at 961-8311.

County of Hawai’i is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer

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