DBEDT Community Economic Development Accelerator Grant Opportunity

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in News

Cbed logoThe Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) Community-Based Economic Development (CBED) program has up to a $90,000 grant available for a nonprofit community-based organization exempt from federal income taxes to develop and implement a pilot economic development accelerator project.

A community-based organization is defined as a membership-based, nonprofit corporation incorporated in the State of Hawaii that is organized and controlled by either a geographic community, a community of identity, or a community of interest and which is directly involved in community-based economic development activities. Eligible applicants must meet the qualifications set forth in the Request for Proposals (RFP).

The Awardee will organize a one-year, hands-on, mentoring program for a minimum of five non-profit, community-based organizations in the planning and implementation of recurring revenue generation projects, based on best business practices and identify and select the participants in the pilot program. Requests for the RFP packet can be made by email to lkawamoto@dbedt.hawaii.gov or by calling DBEDT at (808) 587-2757.

Proposals must be received by mail by December 5, 2014 at CBED Program, Business Support Branch, DBEDT, P.O. Box 2359, Honolulu, HI  96804 or delivered by 3:30 p.m. December 5, 2014 to: No. 1 Capitol District Building, 250 South Hotel Street, Room 502, Honolulu, HI 96813.