Hawaii County Coronavirus Relief Fund


Small businesses are instrumental to our economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. They create jobs, provide support for non-profit initiatives, and instill an enduring spirit of community values. By helping small businesses to rebuild, credit unions are collectively exemplifying our philosophy of “people helping people,” and showing that we are committed to community recovery.

Starting Thursday, September 3, the County of Hawaii is providing one-time grants up to $10,000 to qualified small businesses on Hawaii Island affected by COVID-19. Grant funds can be used at the discretion of the small businesses to cover business costs such as rent, utilities, payroll, and modification costs as the State re-opens (i.e. – enhancing a shop or restaurant’s social distancing capabilities, adding physical barriers like plexi glass, or relocating equipment).

The County of HawaiĘ»i has selected Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) to lead the program in collaboration with HawaiiUSA and four other credit unions. 

Please note that Credit union membership is not an eligibility requirement for the grant.


Holomua Small Business Grant Program summary and qualifications

  • Applcations are now closed
  • Eligible small businesses may receive a one-time grant for up to $10,000
  • Must be registered with the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA)
  • Must operate on Hawaii Island
  • No more than 50 employees
  • Applications must be done online; walk-ins or over the phone applications will not be accepted


Applications for the Holomua Small Business Grant Program, as well program guidelines and details, are available on the County of Hawaii’s website.


Apply at County of Hawaii

Additional information will be updated as it becomes available.