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Notice #: 0001280007-01
Request for Proposals

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (“RFP”) NO. 2020-02 COUNTY OF HAWAI’I DEPARTMENT OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: INNOVATION AND/OR COVID-19 ECONOMIC RECOVERY GRANTS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021 SEALED PROPOSALS for the Innovation and/or COVID-19 Economic Recovery Grants for Fiscal year 2020-2021, RFP No. 2020-02, must be received on or before 4:30 p.m. Hawai’i-Aleutian Standard Time, Monday, June 22, 2020, in either of two locations. In Hilo, deliver to the County of Hawai’i, Department of Research and Development, 25 Aupuni Street, Room 1301, Hilo, HI 96720. In Kona, deliver to the County of Hawai’i, Department of Research and Development, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Building C (Second Floor), Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. The deadline noted above is not a post mark date. Proposals must be received by the County by the above referenced deadline at either of the above locations. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered and will be returned to the applicant unopened. The County reserves the right to reject any proposal. Pursuant to Chapter 103D, Hawai’i Revised Statutes (“HRS”), The Hawai’i County (“County”) Department of Research and Development (“Department”) is requesting proposals for innovation and/or COVID-19 economic recovery grant awards in preparation for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. The intent of the grant program is to support research, programs, or projects that advance innovation and/or support economic recovery from the COVID-19 emergency, in the areas of economic development, tourism, agriculture, creative economy, energy, and sustainable development in Hawai’i County. Proposals must address and support community goals and the Department’s program objectives for the above subject areas. Proposals submitted shall be reviewed and considered for the receipt of funding, to supplement existing or proposed project or program budgets for the applicant organizations. Proposal forms, specifications and special provisions can be obtained at the Department’s website https://www.rd.hawaiicounty.gov/funding-grant-resources/ or by calling (808) 961-8366. The deadline for submitting written questions is May 28, 2020. All proposals reviewed and recommended for funding by the Department shall be subject to the County’s executive and legislative review of the Department’s budget for fiscal year 2020-2021. Notification of the Department’s approval and recommendation for funding will be made July 10, 2020. Diane L. Ley Director, Department of Research and Development (HTH/WHT1280007 5/21, 5/24/20)