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No Cost PPE Distribution for Qualified Businesses and Non-Profit Organizations

by Thunda

The State of Hawaii COVID-19 PPE Distribution Program is an initiative created by SB126 Act 9 of the 2020 Legislative Session to purchase and distribute at no cost critical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Qualified Recipients to assist them in maintaining their critical facilities and businesses during the COVID-19 emergency.  Distribution is tentatively anticipated to occur from mid October – December 2020, supplies permitting.

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HIEMA) has created the Hawaii Medical Logistics Personal Protective Equipment Shopify order form for qualified recipients.

In addition to schools and health care providers, qualified recipients include businesses and non-profit organizations that meet the following qualifications:

  • Small Businesses – a for-profit corporation, limited liability company, partnership, limited partnership, sole proprietorship or other legal entity domiciled and authorized to do business in Hawaii with an average of less than 100 full-time or part-time employees prior to March 1, 2020. Priority will be given to public-facing small businesses (e.g. Retail Stores, Restaurants, Accommodation, Food Service, Small Manufacturing, Home Care Agencies, Home Health Care Agencies, and Case Management Agencies).
  • Non-Profit Organizations – a non-profit corporation domiciled and authorized to do business in Hawaii. Priority will be given to non-profits who interact with the public on a regular basis  as follows: Food banks and food distribution, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, youth shelters; Mental health and substance abuse treatment programs, Special Treatment Facilities and Therapeutic Living Programs, and Intermediate Care Facilities for Developmental Disabilities; Arts and Cultural Centers; Performance programs; and Arts Programs.

For complete details and to register and order, go to

Posted by the Department of Research and Development

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