Funding Assistance for Restaurants and Bars
Maui County News Release
The Maui County Small Business Grant Program for Restaurants, Bars and Gyms was launched last week through a partnership with Maui Federal Credit Union, Mayor Michael Victorino announced. The grant uses American Rescue Plan funding to help businesses struggling in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Applications will be available online at mauinuistrong.info/maui-county-small-business-grant. Applications will only be accepted online and will not be available at the credit unions. A form 1099 is required upon application. Consult your tax preparer.
Grants are being offered, not business expense reimbursements.
“I encourage operators of qualifying restaurants, bars and gyms to take advantage of this opportunity to get a $5,000 grant to help them weather this pandemic,” Victorino said. “Mahalo to the six Maui Chartered Credit Unions for making this collaborative effort possible.”
Qualifications for the grant include:
- Providing proof of a 25 percent decline in gross revenue from 2019 to 2020, verified by the State of Hawaii.
- Having a commercial location in Maui County and show proof of a current lease or rental agreement and been in business before Jan. 1, 2021.
- Be registered and active with the State of Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and/or sole proprietors
- Having $2 million or less in gross revenue in 2020, as verified by the State of Hawaii Tax Form G49 (General Excise/Use Annual Return and Reconciliation)
Businesses do not need to be a credit union member to apply. Grants are limited to one applicant per business and business owner.
If you have any questions, you may call the Kokua Maui County Grant hotline at (808) 270-5745, Monday through Friday between 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.