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THE HAWAII BUSINESS PIVOT GRANT PROGRAM is designed to help businesses and non-profits across Hawaii adjust to marketplace changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Hawaii Business Pivot Grant program consists of three major components:

  1. Grant provides reimbursements of up to $10,000.
  2. Technical assistance, workshops,training and consultant resources to support businesses adjusting their operations.
  3. Online marketplace for businesses to access products and services to assist them in transforming their operations; costs incurred may be eligible for reimbursement under the grant program.

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Frequently Asked Questions

See below for our most common frequently asked questions. Click on the link below to read the full FAQ.

What is the Hawaii Business Pivot Grant and why was it created?

The Hawaii Business Pivot Grant Program is designed to help businesses get reimbursed for expenses incurred from implementing changes and adjusting their operational practices, products, services, or related items in order to survive the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible companies or non-profits may receive up to $10,000 for expenses related to pivoting to meet the new economic environment.

What expenses are eligible for reimbursement under the Hawaii Business Pivot Grant?
  • Web development, design, social media and E-commerce
  • Consulting services
  • Professional services related to pivoting your business
  • Related equipment and supplies
  • Physical distancing measures (expenses incurred after Oct.1)
Who is eligible to apply to receive the Hawaii Business Pivot Grant?
  • Companies or non-profits registered to do business in Hawaii who have less than 100 employees at the time of submission of application.
  • Company must have suffered economic injury due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • An eligible business must operate in a physical commercial space or agricultural lot. Home based businesses are not eligible.
  • Must have been in business prior to March 20, 2020
If my company is receiving other government additional grants, are we still eligible to apply?

Companies or non-profits must certify that expenses have not been reimbursed or were covered under another federally funded CARES Act Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) or other county business assistance program, etc.

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