REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (“RFP”) NO. 2022-01
COUNTY OF HAWAI’I DEPARTMENT OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: INNOVATION GRANTS FOR
FISCAL YEAR 2022-2023
Sealed Proposals for the Innovation Grants for Fiscal Year 2022-2023, RFP No. 2022-01, must be received on or before 4:30 p.m. Hawai’i-Aleutian Standard Time, Wednesday, August 31, 2022, in either of two locations (Hilo or Kona). Proposals may be mailed or delivered. Please refer to Submission Instructions in Section 3.7 of the RFP for complete information. 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 Department (“Department”) is requesting proposals for innovation grant awards in preparation for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. The intent of the grant program is to support research, programs, or projects that advance innovation in the areas of agriculture and food systems, business and industry development, community-based and place-based tourism, community well-being, creative industries, energy, and sustainable economic development in Hawai’i County. Proposals must address and support the Department’s goal related to innovation, community well-being and economic development, and 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 Innovation Grant webpage at www.hawaiicounty.gov/rdgrants or by calling (808) 961-8366. An informational webinar will take place on Thursday, August 4, 2022, at 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Go to www.hawaiicounty.gov/rdgrants to register.
The deadline for submitting written questions is Wednesday, August 17, 2022. Please refer to Submission of Questions, section 1.7 of the RFP for complete instructions.
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 2022-2023. Notification of the Department’s approval and recommendation for funding will be made by October 14, 2022.
Douglass S. Adams
Director, Department of Research and Development
(HTH/WHT1380917 7/28, 7/31/22)