21-22 COK Innovation Grant Documents

Office Of Economic Development

Department Summary

The Office of Economic Development (OED) is provided by law (c.20, HRS; Sec. 2-15. R.C.O.1976)

Department Mission
The Office of Economic Development works, in partnership with the community, to create economic opportunities towards the
development of a healthy, stable and balanced economy for the residents of the County of Kauai.

The Office of Economic Development (OED), as a government entity, interfaces with business and community leaders as well as other
government programs to enhance Kauai's economic development activities. OED is responsible to provide technical and financial
support, as feasible, for both large and small business establishments or existing and emerging new industries which offer full
employment for Kauai's residents.

Department Goals
The Office of Economic Development Departmental Goals are as follows:

  • Foster and strengthen a well-qualified labor force consistent with local industry direction and workforce needs.
  • Expand and strengthen well-balanced visitor industry promotions and businesses aligned with enhancing island-wide product development projects.
  • Increase support and collaboration to ensure the continual growth and expansion of Kauai's agricultural project.
  • Increase advocacy and coordination efforts for energy efficiency projects, energy emergency preparedness programs, and increase use of renewable resources.
  • Increase high level film location productions and expand business development efforts to secure a major film studio complex on Kauai.
  • Improve the facilitation of coordinated research, market analysis, and compilation of local industry/community-related data and statistics to support business and community development. 

21-22 Economic Development Innovation Grant

 TitleOwnerCategoryModified DateSize 
21-22 Innovation Grant Application LinkSandy Kaauwai 12/6/2021UnknownDownload
21-22 Innovation Grant RFPSandy Kaauwai 12/6/2021598.67 KBDownload
21-22 Innovation Grant Sample ApplicationSandy Kaauwai 12/6/2021980.49 KBDownload
21-22 Innovation Grant Webinar Registration LinkSandy Kaauwai 12/6/2021UnknownDownload
Amplifund Grant Application User GuideSandy Kaauwai 12/6/20211.73 MBDownload

ARPA Grant Documents

 TitleOwnerCategoryModified DateSize
2021 ARPA Non-Profit Recovery Grant Program GuidelinesSandy Kaauwai 9/29/2021312.38 KB
ARPA Grant Application Link (Opens at 8am HST on October 5, 2021)Sandy Kaauwai 10/3/2021Unknown
ARPA Grant Program Questions & AnswersMelissia Sugai 10/4/202186.09 KB
ARPA Grant Webinar LinkSandy Kaauwai 10/4/2021Unknown
Sample ARPA Application Sandy Kaauwai 9/30/20211.82 MB

Contact Information

Nalani K. Kaauwai Brun

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Office of Economic Development
4444 Rice Street, Suite 200
Lihue, HI 96766 

Phone: (808) 241-4946

email: oed@kauai.gov


Hours of Operation

Mon – Fri

7:45am to 4:30pm


Services Offered

By appointment only or via phone. 

Please call 241-4946 to schedule an appointment.


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20-21 Innovation Grant Reporting Forms

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Innovation Grant Progress Report - Financials FormSandy Kaauwai 3/31/2021790.30 KBDownload
Innovation Grant Progress Report FormSandy Kaauwai 7/14/2021880.20 KBDownload

20-21 Economic Development Innovation Grant RFP

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Addendum #1 to Innovation Grant RFP - Q&ASandy Kaauwai 12/22/2020172.66 KBDownload
Amplifund User GuideSandy Kaauwai 12/13/20201.73 MBDownload
Application Link for Innovation GrantSandy Kaauwai 12/13/2020UnknownDownload
Innovation Grant Progress ReportSandy Kaauwai 3/31/2021880.20 KBDownload
Innovation Grant RFPSandy Kaauwai 3/31/2021416.91 KBDownload
Link to Amplifund System Help VideosSandy Kaauwai 12/13/2020UnknownDownload
Watch the Innovation RFP Webinar!Sandy Kaauwai 12/22/2020UnknownDownload

2019-2020 RFP Documents - Grant in Aid request period is currently CLOSED.

 TitleOwnerCategoryModified DateSize 
19-20 RFP Final Report Written & Financial Exhibit C&DMelissia Sugai 7/15/201924.19 KBDownload
19-20 RFP Progress Report Exhibit BMelissia Sugai 7/15/201918.39 KBDownload


 TitleOwnerModified DateSize
Proposed Sunshine Market RulesSandy Kaauwai1/21/2020Unknown
Rules and Regulations for Revocable Permits to Vend in Right-Of-WaysMelissia Sugai12/5/2018969.01 KB