Hawaii Tribune-Herald
Notice #: 0001287103-02
Request for Proposals

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (“RFP”) NO. 2020-03 COUNTY OF HAWAI’I DEPARTMENT OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Coronavirus Relief Fund Grants for Community Assistance and Hawai’i Island Recovery Initiatives for March 1, 2020 to December 30, 2020 PROPOSALS must be received on or before 4:30 p.m. HST, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, via email to cohCARES@hawaiicounty.gov. The deadline noted above is not a postmark date, Proposals must be submitted by email. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered. 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 Coronavirus Relief Fund Grants for Community Assistance and Hawai’i Island Recovery Initiatives for March 1, 2020 to December 30, 2020, RFP No. 2020-03. The Federal CARES Act provides Assistance for State, Local, and Tribal Governments, and the County of Hawai’i has been awarded a sub-grant. The County is soliciting proposals for projects that respond to the current Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency. Proposals must address and support the goals and objectives for the category area the applicant wishes to apply for. Proposals submitted shall be reviewed and considered for funding to address gaps in funding and unmet needs arising due to the COVID-19 public health emergency and/or delivery of CARES Act resources to subrecipient benefi ciaries.** Only proposals that are for expenditures which are necessary to respond to the current COVID-19 outbreak, and that can be completed before December 30, 2020, are eligible. Details on what expenditures are considered necessary under the CARES Act can be found on the U.S. Treasury’s website at https://home. treasury.gov/policy-issues/cares/state-and-local-governments. Specifi c details regarding the types of proposals being solicited will be provided in the Request for Proposal document. Notifi cation of approval for funding shall be made on or about July 31, 2020. To view the RFP, please go to https://www.hawaiicounty.gov/cares or call (808) 961-8366. There will be an online webinar on the proposal process on July 13, 2020 from 9:00am – 10:30am. The registration link can be found on our website at https://www.hawaiicounty.gov/cares. Prior to the webinar, you can submit questions about the RFP to cohCARES@hawaiicounty.gov. Captioning will be available. There will be a small delay as with all live captioning. Users will need to enable closed captions on their particular device as it will not automatically be displayed. **If you are looking for small business or individual assistance those programs will be launched by third parties selected through this RFP. More details to come shortly** DISCLAIMER Hawai’i County Department of Research and Development is committed to the full inclusion of all qualifi ed applicants for consideration of this grant without regard to disability or any other classifi cation protected by state or federal law. As part of this commitment, Department of Research and Development will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If you are unable to complete the electronic submission and reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in this grant application, please contact Department of Research and Development, (808) 961-8366, or cohCARES@hawaiicounty.gov Diane L. Ley Director, Department of Research and Development (HTH/WHT1287103 7/12, 7/14/20)