While we don’t know exactly when the application for Grant-in-Aid (GIA) funds will be available, we do know the deadline to complete and submit them — 4:30 p.m. on January 22, 2016.

The GIA application and instructions will be posted on the Legislature’s website (capitol.hawaii.govsometime the week of December 21st. To find them, just click on the “Legislative Information” bar on the right, and then click on the 2016 Grant-in-Aid link.

Wondering what Grant-in-Aid is all about? Grants may be appropriated to nonprofit and other organizations for various public purposes that are recognized as priorities and are seen as complimentary to state government functions. If they are available, they will be under consideration during the 2016 Regular Session. (FYI: You can view the list of awardees and submitted applications for last year by clicking on the 2015 Grant-in-Aid link on the “Legislative Information” page.)

Happy holidays!