Hawaii

Kīlauea Recovery Grant Program Recipients Announced

Lava fountains erupting from fissure 22 (center) with heavy degassing (upper right) during Kīlauea’s lower East Rift Zone eruption in 2018. USGS photo was taken on May 20, 2018, by L. DeSmither. A total of $3.7 million in grants to assist with recovery in lower Puna following 2018’s volcanic eruption will soon be on its way to recipients. Hawai‘i County’s ...

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HCDC creates jobs for the unemployed

Contributed Members of the Homestead Job Corps in Anahola chill at the Anahola Marketplace cafe pavilion, one of Homestead Community Development Corporation’s project locations. ANAHOLA — Regardless of eligibility for leases on state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands parcels, unemployed Kaua‘i residents can participate in a five-month employment program created by a nonprofit in Anahola. The idea is to help ...

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How the county chose CARES Act grant recipients

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles looking at the CARES Act Grant and how Kaua‘i groups are using these funds. LIHU‘E — Using specialized Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds, the county recently awarded 44 proposals for projects ranging from direct assistance to jobs to getting food out to the community. During ...

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Stanford Carr to turn Honolulu bowling alley site into affordable rentals under $137M DHHL contract

The Stadium Bowl-O-Drome bowling alley in Moiliili at 820 Isenberg St. is seen in this 2019 file photo. Stanford Carr Development was awarded a $137 million contract to redevelop the site for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands into affordable rental apartments for the department’s Native Hawaiian beneficiaries. The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands has withdrawn an environmental impact statement ...

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County accepting CARES Act grant proposals

LIHU‘E — The county is now accepting proposals across six different sector areas in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The county received $28,715,551 as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds as a sub-recipient of the over $862 million received by the state. The money was split up into direct support, economic and supply-chain ...

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A city rail audit won’t happen for now as feds continue their investigation

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – A city forensic audit for the rail project will not move forward. Councilmember Heidi Tsuneyoshi says the council chair and vice chair would not sign off on a Request for Proposals, or RFP.  The process would have allowed the audit to proceed.  Council members have varying opinions on the need for a city audit right now. ...

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Hawaiian Electric selects Plus Power’s 185MW KES project

Independent developer of utility-scale battery storage projects Plus Power has announced that its 185MW/565MWh Kapolei Energy Storage project (KES) has been selected by Hawaiian Electric. The utility selected 16 renewable energy as well as battery storage projects located across three islands in the second phase of the request for proposal (RFP) process. Located in Kapolei on the island of Oahu, ...

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VIDEO: Hawaii Agricultural Assistance Update

State Representative Richard Onishi gave an agricultural sector update on Monday, during a meeting Hawaiʻi State House Select Committee on COVID-19 Economic and Financial Preparedness. Onishi began by covering the USDA announcement that came out on April 17. The requests for proposals for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program were announced last Friday, and Rep. Onishi said that “many organizations, I’m ...

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HTA Issues RFPs for Destination Marketing Management and Meetings Conventions & Incentive Services

HONOLULU, March 10, 2016  — The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state’s tourism agency, announced today that requests for proposals (RFP) have been issued for the following: External Leisure Destination Marketing Management and Representation in combination with Meetings, Conventions and Incentive Services (MCI) for three major market areas: United States, Canada, and Japan. External Global MCI Program Management Services. HTA ...

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