The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001158687-01
Public Hearings

Notice of Public Hearing

Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism

Hawaii Technology Development Corporation

Proposed Administrative Rules

Relating to the Research and Tax Credit

Grant Program

Pursuant to Chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes, the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC), Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, will hold a public hearing on the following:

(1) Adoption of proposed rules for Chapter 15-38, Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), relating to the “Research and Development Grant Program.”

Summary of the proposed rules:

(1) Proposed rules for Chapter 15-38 HAR, “Hawaii Research and Development Program” implementing Act 141 , Session Laws of Hawaii (SLH) 2018

a. Purpose of program and definitions
b. Purpose and use of grant
c. Eligibility requirements
d. Application procedure
e. Consideration and review of applications
f. Preferences and priorities in making grants
g. Maximum grant amount and disbursement
h. Inspection and completion
i. Acknowledgement

On Oahu: An information session will begin at 4:00 p.m. followed by the hearings on January 22, 2018 at the Manoa Innovation Center, 2nd floor Board Room, 2800 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822.

On Neighbor Islands: Hearings will be live streamed at the following location sites:

Maui: Maui Research and Technology Center
590 Lipoa Parkway, Ste 119, Kihei, HI 96753

Kauai: Small Business Development Center
2970 Kele Street, Ste 101, Lihu’e, HI 96766

Hilo: Small Business Development Center
100 Pauahi Street, Ste 109, Hilo, HI 96720

Kona: Natural Energy Lab of Hawaii
Hale Iako, Ste 105
73-987 Makako Bay Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

All interested persons may attend the public hearings or a live streaming site to provide testimony on the proposed rules orally or in writing. Persons may submit written testimony by email to:, or by mail to: HTDC, Hawaii Grant Rules, 2800 Woodlawn Drive #120, Honolulu, HI 96822. Written testimony must be received by 4:00 p.m. on January 16, 2018.

The proposed rules are available online at The rules may also be viewed during business hours Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm at HTDC, 2800 Woodlawn Drive, #120, Honolulu, HI 96822. Interested persons may also make written request for a mailed copy by indicating mailing address in correspondence sent to the HTDC address above. Cost is $15 which includes copying and postage.

Any person requiring a special accommodation (i.e. large print materials, sign language interpreters) should make a request by emailing or writing to the HTDC address above or by calling 539-3794. The request must be received at least 7 days before the hearing date.

Robbie Melton, HTDC Executive Director & CEO

CONTACT PERSON: Sandy Park-PHONE: 539-3794

(TGI1158687 12/19/18)