Grants Management Division (GMD)


The Department of Housing and Human Concerns (DHHC) Grants Management Division (GMD) is responsible for the administration of over $12 million in grants awarded by the County of Maui. Grants are awarded to organizations that provide services and programs to the community in the areas of social welfare, youth services, youth centers, homelessness, substance abuse, animal management, and other public service programs. 

Grants Program

The Grants Program is administered by the GMD. The GMD executes and manages grants awarded by the County, and also solicits grant applications on behalf of the County.

Grant Applications

Notice of Funding Availability:

The Department of Housing and Human Concerns (DHHC) is hereby soliciting proposals from any for-profit organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Hawaii, or a nonprofit organization determined to be exempt from federal income tax by the Internal Revenue Service for the County of Maui Animal Management Program focused on Animal Enforcement for the management of Feral Animal Control.

General Information:

The County of Maui is soliciting proposals for feral animal control programs for the island of Maui. 

Funding Availability:

There can be multiple awards within this funding opportunity, not to exceed the total amount of funding available in this notice of $136,034.  

Program Timeline:

Program is to be implemented from the notice to proceed till  December 31, 2021.  Final reports will be due within 21 days of December 31, 2021.  

Grant Fund Category:

1) Feral Animal Control Program
a) Must be specific to an island of Maui.  
b) Must identify a specific species of animal or animals to be addressed including but not limited to deer, cows, pig, chickens and/or goats, excluding cats.  (Cats will not be addressed under this available funding)
c) Must identify specific problems to be address by proposed program.  
d) Must include population control for identified species.
e) Must have clear, measurable outputs* and outcomes** by which the program can be monitored.
f) Should address protective impacts on at least one area of public health, safety, agriculture, the native environment, native flora and fauna, economic industry, culture or specify an additional field in which overpopulated feral animals have a negative net impact.  
g) Can include economic development opportunities or commercial opportunities in accordance with Federal, State and County laws.

* Output: Defined as the specific type of services, activities, or events to be delivered in order to achieve a desired outcome 
** Outcome: Defined as the positive change or impact(s) derived by the target population as a result of the service or activity output provided.

Qualifying Requirements for Applicants:

  • Must be a profit organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Hawaii, or a nonprofit organization determined to be exempt from federal income tax by the Internal Revenue Service.
  • In case of a nonprofit organization, have a governing board whose members have no material conflict of interest and serve without compensation.
  • Have bylaws or policies which describe the manner in which business is conducted. Such bylaws or policies shall include provisions relating to nepotism and management potential conflict-of-interest situations.
  • Be licensed and accredited in accordance with applicable requirements of federal, state, and county governments, as necessary.

Grant Application Submission:

Qualified organizations wishing to submit a request for grant funds are required to use the DHHC Grant Application (FY2021) forms.
The use of a fiscal sponsor is allowable for community groups that do not qualify on their own.
Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all required supporting documents are valid, current, and included in the completed proposal application packet.
Grant Applications will be reviewed by the DHHC and organization will be notified.

Selection Criteria

The County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposal applications.  The criteria to be used to evaluate accepted applications will be:
  • Completeness of grant application and supporting documents 
  • General and specialized experience of the applicant
  • Capacity to fully and immediately implement the program
  • History of organization fiscal solvency and accountability 
  • Ability to meet program performance measures
  • Cost effectiveness
Applications are now Available
Applications DUE:  No Later Than April 16, 2021
Hand delivered applications: Must be received by the DHHC/GMD at: 
2200 Main St, Ste 547
Wailuku, Maui 96793
No Later Than: 4:30 p.m. on April 16, 2021.
Mailed applications: Must be sent to:
DHHC, Grants Management Division
200 South High Street 
Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
and postmarked No Later Than: April 16, 2021.

All questions pertaining to the proposal application should be directed to the DHHC Grants Management Division at: 270-7807 or emailing

Failure to comply with the application submission requirements or any preparation instructions of the application will result in rejection of the proposal.