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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)

by Thunda

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.

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