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
DHHC Grant Application

(FY2021 & FY2022)
In an effort to meet the needs of Maui County residents, all qualified private non-profit and for-profit organizations providing or planning to provide services and programs in the areas of social welfare, youth services, alcohol and substance abuse, homelessness, youth centers, animal management and other public service programs within Maui County are invited to submit a Grant Application to the Department of Housing and Human Concerns (DHHC).

Funding periods will be from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 and July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

Grant Fund Categories Include:

  • Affordable Rental Housing 
  • Early Childhood Programs
  • Food, Shelter and Safety
  • Health, Human Services and Education
  • Homelessness
  • Self-Sufficiency
  • Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment 
  • Youth Centers and Programs
  • Animal Management (sheltering, enforcement and spay/neuter)
  • *see qualifying requirements for enforcement and spay/neuter programs below

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 FY2021 & FY2022 DHHC Grant Application forms.

Grant Applications will be reviewed by the DHHC, and a list will be compiled and forwarded to the Mayor’s office for consideration in the FY 2021 Mayor’s Budget Proposal to the Maui County Council during the annual budget hearings process.
Applications Available: September 30, 2019 and Due (no later than) October 31, 2019.

Hand delivered applications:  Must be delivered to the DHHC Grants Management Office at 2200 Main Street, Suite 547, Wailuku, Maui, and received no later than 4:30 p.m., on October 31, 2019.

Mailed applications:  Must be sent to the DHHC, Grants Management Division at 200 South High Street, Wailuku, Hawaii, 96793 and postmarked no later than October 31, 2019.

Download instructions and forms for the (FY2021 & FY2022) DHHC Grant Application

Animal Management Program

General Information

Maui County is mandated to establish and maintain an animal management shelter and supplemental program services pursuant to Title 6 of the Maui County Code and Section 711-1109 Hawaii Revised Statutes (H.R.S.) regarding the shelter, care, and prevention of cruelty to old, homeless, abandoned, sick, or injured animals.

Qualifying Standards

In order to qualify for funding consideration, all applicants for the Maui Animal Enforcement Program must meet the following minimum qualifications: Must have at least ten (10) years of qualified experience in the oversight and enforcement of laws and regulations governing animal sheltering, dispositions, and cruelty prevention. 

  1. Must have a secure and verifiable organization fiscal track record which meets all County audit and other fiscal accountability requirements. 
  2. Must have the capacity to immediately assume and perform and enforcement of laws & regulations governing animal protection and control, as well as supplemental areas of responsibility, to include emergency after-hours services for injured animals.    
  3. Must be fully and immediately capable of providing adequate animal management enforcement personnel certified in animal related law enforcement, emergency response and care, enforcement vehicles capable of safely transporting numerous animals and radio dispatch operations in conjunction and cooperation with State and County of Maui law enforcement, fire, and other emergency and operational governmental entities.   
  4. Must be capable of providing general community education and awareness information regarding animal related topics, services, trends, and/or events with direct bearing on community health and safety.  
  5. Must be qualified to study and make recommendations on the feral animal situation on Maui.
In order to qualify for funding consideration, all applicants for the Maui Spay/Neuter Program must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  1. Must be able to efficiently and effectively operate a low cost community spay/neuter program for cats and dogs which may include feral cat population.
  2. Must have a clinic and licensed veterinarian/s to perform spay/neuter surgeries or must be able to partner with Maui veterinarians to assist with large spay/neuter initiatives.
  3. Must be able to promote spay/neuter services to the community through education and outreach.