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Rep. Decoite Urges Organizations To Apply for Grant-In-Aid Funds

January 5, 2017, 1:23 PM HST
* Updated January 6, 2:05 PM
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Rep. Lynn DeCoite. Courtesy photo.

Maui County’s District 13 Rep. Lynn DeCoite issued a statement today, urging qualified nonprofit organizations to apply for Grant-in-Aid funds.

“These funds are meant to help assist community organizations with expenses. This is a great way to bring dollars directly into your community; but you can’t get them if you don’t apply,” she said.

Rep. DeCoite said she wanted to make sure that everyone in the district and across the state knows that this is an option before the Jan. 20. 2017 deadline passes.

“It is important to make sure the application is complete and all of the instructions are followed. Keep in mind that only hard copies of the GIA application are accepted, so don’t wait until the 19th to start on your application. Take the time to get it done and turned in on time. This is your opportunity to get funding to help your community,” she said.

Qualified nonprofit and other organizations are able to apply for State Grants-in-Aid that may become available and will be under consideration during the 2017 Regular Session.  Previous grants were appropriated to nonprofit and other organizations for various public purposes that were recognized as priorities and seen as complimentary to state government functions, including health, educational, workforce development, and social services and cultural and historical activities.

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In order to allow the Legislature time to thoroughly review applications, the deadline to submit grant applications will be 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 20, 2017.

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Last year, the Legislature awarded nearly $37 million in grants to various organizations across the state.

Information on the GIA process is available on the Legislature’s website. For any questions, the public can contact the Ways and Means Committee at (808) 586-6800 or the Finance Committee at (808) 586-6200.

DeCoite represents District 13 in Maui County, which includes Haʻikū, Hāna, Kaupo, Kīpahulu, Nāhiku, Pāʻia, Kahoʻolawe, Lānaʻi, Molokaʻi and Molokini.

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