Eligible Applicants: Any non-Federal organization, operating within Hawaii may apply for a Kaulunani Urban Forestry Grant.
Maximum Award: Ordinarily grants of more than $10,000 are not awarded. Under extraordinary circumstances, the Kaulunani Council may consider larger amounts. Grants are awarded pending availability of federal funds.
Matching Requirements: The Kaulunani amount requested must be at least equally matched with non-federal funds. This match may include in-kind donations, volunteer assistance, and private or public (non-federal) monetary contributions. All matching funds must be specifically related to the proposed project. The source of matching funds must be identified.
Administration: A project is first reviewed and selected by committee. The Kaulunani Council then approves and determines funding. The Division of Forestry and Wildlife awards the Kaulunani Urban Forestry Grant, which is subject to the appropriate state and federal rules, regulations and reporting requirements. Costs incurred in excess of the grant amount requested will not be covered, nor will the costs of work started or materials purchased prior to the effective date of the grant contract.
Program Standards: Projects must have the support and involvement of community groups
local government, local volunteer organizations, business industry, etc.).
Grant Timeline: Grantees
will be given one year to complete their project. The
begins when acceptance award letters are
executed. If there is
no attempt to complete the project after one
year, no extensions or payments will be made. Grantees
are required to maintain tree planting projects
for a minimum of five years.
How often: Generally, applicants may submit one grant request per year.
Deadlines: The postmarked
due dates are February 15th, May 15th, August 15th and November
Approval generally takes two months.
Inquiries: All questions regarding the program shall be directed to the Kaulunani Coordinator, Teresa Trueman-Madriaga at 672-3383 or the Volunteer/Technical Coordinator, Jackie Lee Ralya at 392-5167.