Small businesses are the heartbeat of Hawaii’s economy. They play an important role in our economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic by providing jobs, non-profit support, and 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 Monday, May 18 at 12PM, several credit unions, including HawaiiUSA, are partnering with the City and County of Honolulu to provide one-time grants up to $10,000 to qualified small businesses on Oahu affected by COVID-19. Grant funds can be used at the discretion of the small businesses to cover business costs such as rent, overhead, utilities, 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).
Please note that Credit union membership is not an eligibility requirement.
SBRRF program summary and qualifications
- Program starts Monday, May 18 at 12PM
- Eligible small businesses may receive a one-time grant for up to $10,000
- Must operate on Oahu and have a commercial address—businesses cannot operate out of a house
- No more than 30 employees
- Annual revenue cannot exceed $1 million
- Applications must be done online; walk-ins or over the phone applications will not be accepted
Applications for the SBRRF grants, as well program guidelines and details, are available on the City and County of Honolulu’s website: oneoahu.org.
Apply at oneoahu.org
Additional information will be updated as it becomes available. For immediate assistance with your application, or if you are unable to find the information you’re looking for at the link above, please fill out this form.