REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (“RFP”)
COUNTY OF KAUAI OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS:
INNOVATION GRANTS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2022-2023
SEALED PROPOSALS for the Innovation Grants for Fiscal year 2022-2023, must be received on or before 4:30 p.m. Kauai Standard Time, Wednesday, January 19, 2022 via the Amplifund System. Awards will be made and recipients notified during the week of March 15, 2022. Link to the Amplifund system can be found here: https://www.gotomygrants.com/Public/Opportunities/Details/6409432d-aa8a-4c48-a676-b6d0a311a499.
We are not accepting proposals through US Mail, email or by fax. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered. The County reserves the right to reject any proposal.
The Kauai County Office of Economic Development (“OED”) is requesting proposals for the Innovation Grant awards for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. Project funding period will be April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023. The intent of the grant program is to support new programs or projects that advance innovation by identifying and solving local problems in the areas of small business, technology, transportation, agriculture, local manufacturing, creative industries, workforce development, circular economies and tourism in Kauai County. Proposals must identify a known deficiency, problem, or need within the Kauai Community and deploy an innovative project that will be or has been successful in other contexts. Proposals submitted shall be reviewed and considered for the receipt of funding, to proposed projects or program budgets for applicant organizations.
A zoom meeting to discuss the RFP will be held on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 10 a.m. Kaua’i Standard Time via the following link:
We will be posting the recorded webinar on kauaiforward.com and Kauai.gov/oed on December 16, 2021.
The deadline for submitting written questions is Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Kaua’i Standard Time via email@example.com.
Notification of OED’s approval and recommendation for funding will be made the week of March 15, 2022.
If you need assistance to participate in the webinar, such as an Interpreter, assistive listening device, or an alternate format of materials, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Therilynn Martin-Haumea at 808-241-4946 at least one week prior to the event.
Director, Office of Economic Development