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Notice #: 0000788133-02
Request for Proposals

Product Enrichment & Signature Events Programs
Request for Proposals: Opens August 31, 2015
The Hawai’i Tourism Authority (HTA), together with its partners, the City and
County of Honolulu, Counties of Hawai’i, Kaua’i, and Maui and the Hawai’i
Community Foundation (HCF), are soliciting proposals for its Brand Experience
programs which include:
• County Product Enrichment Program (CPEP)
• Ku-kulu Ola-Living Hawaiian Culture Program (LHCP)
• Community-Based Natural Resources Program (NRP)
• Signature Events
The HTA’s programs support community-based projects that enhance
resident and visitor experiences, as well as create opportunities for economic
development, natural resource preservation and perpetuation of the Hawaiian
culture. Signature Events include major events that provide unique, world-class
experiences that celebrate Hawai’i’s diverse multi-cultures and communities.
Informational sessions will be held to provide individuals and organizations
with further information on the RFP application and award process for each
Hilo Thursday, September 3 / 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
County of Hawai’i, Office of Aging, Training Room
1055 Kino’ole Street, Suite 101, Hilo
Kona Thursday, September 3 / 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Community Meeting Hale, West Hawai’i Civic Center
75-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Kailua-Kona
Contact Information
Questions on CPEP RFP: Frecia Cevallos, (808) 961-8505
Department of Research and Development
25 Aupuni Street, Room 1301, Hilo, HI 96720
Questions on LHCP and NRP RFP: Larissa Kick, (808) 566-5565
Hawai’i Community Foundation, or
Questions on Signature Events RFP: Ronald Rodriguez, (808) 973-2251
Hawai’i Tourism Authority, or
Proposals must be received by the following deadlines:
September 30, 2015 by 4:00 PM For NRP to HCF (submission online)
October 16, 2015 by 4:30 PM For CPEP to the respective County’s Office
October 21, 2015 by 4:00 PM For the LHCP to HCF (submission online)
December 1, 2015 by 4:00 PM For Signature Events to the HTA’s office
1801 Kala-kaua Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815
Please visit HTA’s website for update and more information: