Grants Management Division (GMD)
The Department of Housing and Human Concerns (DHHC) Grants Management Division (GMD) is responsible for the administration of over $12 million in grants awarded by the County of Maui. Grants are awarded to organizations that provide services and programs to the community in the areas of social welfare, youth services, youth centers, homelessness, substance abuse, animal management, and other public service programs.
The Grants Program is administered by the GMD. The GMD executes and manages grants awarded by the County, and also solicits grant applications on behalf of the County.
Invitation to Apply:
The Department of Housing and Human Concerns (DHHC) is hereby soliciting proposals from any for-profit organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Hawaii, or a nonprofit organization determined to be exempt from federal income tax by the Internal Revenue Service for the County of Maui Animal Management Program focused on Animal Enforcement for the management of Feral Animal Control.
The County of Maui is soliciting proposals to establish separate feral animal control programs for each of the islands within Maui County (Maui, Molokai, & Lanai) and to conduct a feral animal assessment study for the County as a whole.
1. Feral Animal Control Programs
1.1. Programs for Maui island: up to $300,0001.2. Programs for Lanai island: up to $300,0001.3. Programs for Molokai island: up to $300,000
2. Feral Animal Assessment Study: up to $100,000
There can be multiple awards for each category. Total amount of available funding is set at $300,000 for each island’s feral animal control programs. An organization can submit proposals for multiple islands but a separate independent proposal is required for each island. Funding is set at $100,000 for the County wide feral animal assessment study.
Program is to be implemented for the notice to proceed till the end of the County Fiscal Year 2021 on June 31, 2021. Final reports are due 21 days after the end of the program year.
Grant Fund Categories (2 Separate Categories):
1) Feral Animal Control Program
a) Must be specific to an island of Maui, Lanai or Molokai.
b) Must identify a specific species of animal or animals to be addressed including but not limited to deer, cows, pig, chickens and/or goats, excluding cats. (Cats will not be addressed under this available funding)
c) Must identify specific problems to be address by proposed program.
d) Must include population control for identified species.
e) Must have clear, measureable outputs* and outcomes** by which the program can be monitored.
f) Should address protective impacts on at least one area of public health, safety, agriculture, the native environment, native flora and fauna, economic industry, culture or specify an additional field in which overpopulated feral animals have a negative net impact.
g) Can include economic development opportunities or commercial opportunities in accordance with Federal, State and County laws.
2) Feral Animal Assessment Study
a) Must produce a repeatable procedure for census counts on the number of feral, unmanaged deer, pigs and cows within Maui County.* Output: Defined as the specific type of services, activities, or events to be delivered in order to achieve a desired outcome
b) Must produce a repeatable procedure for census count on the number of feral cats, including unmanaged cat colonies, within the County of Maui.
c) Must produce a count of feral animals within Maui County.
d) Can include data and information on the impact of feral animals on public health, safety, residential areas, agriculture, tourism, native environment, native flora and fauna and other industry
** Outcome: Defined as the positive change or impact(s) derived by the target population as a result of the service or activity output provided.
Qualifying Requirements for Applicants:
- Must be a profit organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Hawaii, or a nonprofit organization determined to be exempt from federal income tax by the Internal Revenue Service.
- In case of a nonprofit organization, have a governing board whose members have no material conflict of interest and serve without compensation.
- Have bylaws or policies which describe the manner in which business is conducted. Such bylaws or policies shall include provisions relating to nepotism and management potential conflict-of-interest situations.
- Be licensed and accredited in accordance with applicable requirements of federal, state, and county governments, as necessary.
Grant Application Submission:
Qualified organizations wishing to submit a request for grant funds are required to use the DHHC Grant Application (FY2021) forms.
The use of a fiscal sponsor is allowable for community groups that do not qualify on their own.
Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all required supporting documents are valid, current, and included in the completed proposal application packet.
Grant Applications will be reviewed by the DHHC and organization will be notified.
The County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposal applications. The criteria to be used to evaluate accepted applications will be:
- Completeness of grant application and supporting documents
- General and specialized experience of the applicant
- Capacity to fully and immediately implement the program
- History of organization fiscal solvency and accountability
- Ability to meet program performance measures
- Cost effectiveness
Applications are now Available
|Applications DUE:||No Later Than February 12, 2021|
|Hand delivered applications:||Must be received by the DHHC/GMD at:
2200 Main St, Ste 547
Wailuku, Maui 96793
No Later Than: 4:30 p.m. on February 12, 2021.
|Mailed applications:||Must be sent to:
DHHC, Grants Management Division
200 South High Street
Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
and postmarked No Later Than: February 12, 2021.
All questions pertaining to the proposal application should be directed to the DHHC Grants Management Division at: 270-7807 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Failure to comply with the application submission requirements or any preparation instructions of the application will result in rejection of the proposal.