The County of Hawaiʻi, 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 Hawaiʻi 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.
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.
View the stewardship grant properties list for more information.
Applications and property information are available on-line at the following: www.hawaiicounty.gov, selecting “Our County/Boards & Commissions/Public Access, Open Space, and Natural Resources Preservation Commission Folder-/Stewardship Grant Program” or at the P&R office located in the Aupuni Center, 101 Pauahi Street, Suite 6, Hilo, Hawaiʻi 96720. Applicants must comply with all provisions of Hawaiʻi County Charter Article 10, Section 10-16 in addition to all applicable County, State and Federal laws. Grant awards are for one year. Groups seeking a multi-year project may re-apply each August 1st.
Deadline for completed applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 31, 2020 or postmarked by that date if sending by mail. If you have any questions, please contact Reid Sewake at 961-8311.