The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001425051-01
Request for Proposals


APPLICATIONS for funding for the County of Kauai Innovation Grants will be available at 8:00 a.m. HST on August 2, 2023 for the County of Kauai Innovation Grants for Fiscal Year 2023-2024. Applications must be received on or before 4:30 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time on Friday, September 1, 2023 via the Amplifund System. Applicants will be notified of funding during the week of October 16, 2023. The weblink to the Amplifund system can be found here:

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 project funding period will be November 1, 2023 to October 31, 2024. The intent of the grant program is to deploy innovation on-island in the areas of small business, technology, transportation, agriculture, local manufacturing, creative industries, workforce development, circular economies, tourism destination management and product development. Proposals must identify a known deficiency, problem, or need within the Kauai community and deploy an innovative community project that will be or has been successful in other contexts. Proposals submitted shall be reviewed and considered for the receipt of funding, to applicant organizations.

A zoom meeting to discuss the RFP will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at the following link:
We will be posting the recorded webinar on by August 21, 2023. The deadline for submitting written questions is Thursday, August 24, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. via

Notification of OED’s approval and recommendation for funding will be made the week of October 16, 2023.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact Therilynn Martin-Haumea at 808-241-4299 or no later than August 10, 2023. Requests made as early as possible will allow adequate time to fulfill your request.

Upon request, this notice is available in alternate formats such as large print, Braille, or electronic copy.

Nalani Kaauwai-Brun
Director, Office of Economic Development

(TGI1425051 8/02/23)