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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, June 24, 2013

Contact: Jesse Broder Van Dyke 768-6928

 

GRANTS IN AID FUND NOW OPEN TO SMALLER PROPOSALS OF $25,000

Additional info session this Wednesday, deadline extended until Friday

 

HonoluluMayor Kirk Caldwell announced today that in response to feedback from Oahu non-profits, the city’s Department of Community Services has reduced the minimum grant amount for proposals to the City's Grants in Aid (GIA) Fund to $25,000. 

 

A final mandatory information session will be held this Wednesday for qualified non-profits seeking grants:

 

Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Time: 8:30am – 10:30am

Location:  Mission Memorial Hearings room (550 South King Street)

 

The deadline for proposal submittal is this Friday, June 28, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. (Hawaii Time).

 

All proposing organizations must attend at least one mandatory information session.  All agencies must submit their sealed proposals to the Office of the Division of Purchasing at Honolulu Hale, 530 South King Street, Room 115, Honolulu, Hawaii.  

 

More than 200 organizations have already attended mandatory information sessions for applications to the City's GIA Fund.  

 

The Charter mandated GIA Fund will serve economically and/or socially disadvantaged populations or provide services for public benefit in the areas of arts, culture, economic development, or the environment.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

 

A minimum of $250,000 will be awarded in each of the nine (9) Council Districts for the following:

 

Public Services

Funds in this category shall be used to support qualified public services and programs for the target populations deemed by the city to be most vulnerable including, but not limited to, seniors, persons with disabilities, children, victims of domestic violence, homeless persons, and those suffering from the effects of substance abuse or mental health.

 

Arts, Culture, Community / Economic Development, and the Environment

Funds in this category shall be used to support the sustainable improvement in the well-being and quality of life of local communities, especially low- to moderate-income areas. Projects could include, but are not limited to, the creation, development and empowerment of community based organizations, providing planning, organizational support, and technical assistance to organizations, supporting financial literacy programs and services, supporting micro-enterprise and business training, and supporting programs that promote cultural or environmental enhancement, protection, or awareness.

 

The request for proposals is available at the Office of the Division of Purchasing, Department of Budget and Fiscal Services, Honolulu Hale, 530 South King Street, Room 115, or online at www.honolulu.gov/pur.

 

Should you need assistance with downloading the documents, please contact the City’s Division of Purchasing Help Desk at 808-768-5535.

 

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