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Apply at oneoahu.org

 

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.

 

Since May 2020, several credit unions, including HawaiiUSA, have been partnerning with the City and County of Honolulu to provide grants to qualified small businesses on Oahu affected by COVID-19. Grant funds are used to reimburse small businesses for expenses paid 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 update effective Monday, September 21
  • Eligible small businesses may receive grants for COVID-19 related expenses
  • Must operate on Oahu and have a commercial address—businesses cannot operate out of a house
  • 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.

 

Application Tips

  • A summary of reimbursement expenses will allow for quicker processing
  • Expenses can only be reimbursed if they have been paid and proof of payment is provided
  • Proof of payment can be provided through:
    • copies of cleared checks (front and back)
    • bank statements reflecting the payee name, date of transaction and dollar amount
    • printed receipts from retailers
  • Documents should be in jpeg or pdf format; documents that cannot be opened are considered incomplete
  • W9 form should list the taxpayer identification number associated with the business
  • Include a mailing address if your business is currently not receiving mail; cashier’s checks are mailed to the business address on the application