Join us for the Final GMM Meeting of 2020

You are invited to Hawaii NEXT: BIA-Hawaii General Membership Meeting on Thursday, November 12 at 12:30 pm.

This meeting will help you to gain an overview of the application process and learn key information you will need to prepare and submit the PPP Forgiveness application to your SBA lender.
COVID Travel Resources
Essential Workers Travel Exemption. Those identified as essential workers by the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) or their employers should seek written authorization prior to travel to break self-quarantine to perform their work. Learn more>>>
Hawaii's Pre-Testing Program allows travelers to proceed without quarantine. Tests must be conducted by state approved partners. Learn more>>>
Mandatory Safe Travels App. All interisland and mainland travel into and between the Hawaiian Islands must complete mandatory forms using this app. It is encouraged to do so 24 hours prior to flight departure. Learn more>>>
Hawaii Tourism Re-Opening Consortium Webinar: Restoring Travel From Japan. You are invited to a webinar series on the reopening of Hawaii’s tourism industry. The webinars are designed to stimulate ideas that can be implemented by Hawaii businesses, tourism stakeholders, hospitality workers and the general public. The series will continue every Tuesday until November 17. Learn more>>>>
Gov. David Ige signed the City and County of Honolulu’s new emergency order approving Tier 2 that will ease some business restrictions starting effective Oct. 22, 2020. Gyms and arcades on Oʻahu will be allowed to reopen at 25% capacity, and helicopter tours at 50% capacity. Legal short term vacation rentals and personal care services may resume operations. Read more>>>

Honolulu Guidance Memorandum: Honolulu’s COVID-19 Recovery Framework.

Hawaii Business Pivot Grant Program. $25 million CARES grant reimbursement program to support local businesses in their adjustments to marketplace changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic Read more>>>

COVID-19 Data Dashboard. The State of Hawaii maintains a comprehensive website designed to inform residents and businesses on current data, rules and resources regarding Hawaii's fight againt COVID-19. Learn more...
Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) invites the public and small businesses to apply for FREE PPE through its distribution program funded by the CARES Act. Officials still have inventory and are urging people to apply. Orders will be accepted through Nov.15. Learn more about the program and apply today. Read more...
Honolulu's Tiered Reopening Plan Moves to Tier 2. Honolulu’s Emergency Order No. 2020-29 approved on Oct 22, 2020 moves Honolulu to Tier 2. Read more>>>

Honolulu's Eighth Supplemental Proclamation COVID-19 - Novel Coronavirus effective October 21, 2020. Read more>>>
Maui County Adaptability Fund, a new program funded by the CARES Act, provides grants to eligible Maui County Small Businesses to support costs required to conduct business in compliance with health and social distancing guidelines, to modify operations, and to invest in technology infrastructure to expand their virtual platforms, web-based marketing, and E-commerce. The fund is intended to allow flexibility to customize investments to retool and restructure for their unique business needs. Grants may range from $5,000 to $25,000. Read more...

Ho'oulu Maui Nui Website. In association with the Adapability Fund, MEDB has also created an online resource directory to help Maui County’s small businesses find special services and products during COVID-19. Read more>>>
Hawaii County's Mayor Harry Kim signed emergency rule #12, which reopened all county and state beaches on October 1st, though camping remains prohibited. It also covers mandatory face coverings, physical distancing, and gathering limits of no more than 10 people. Read more...

The County of Hawaii Small Business Relief & Recovery Fund will provide county businesses a one-time reimbursement of up to $10,000 for costs incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more...

Hawaii County Rent/Mortgage and Utilities Assistance Programs offer funding under the CARES Act that helps Hawaii Island residents pay their rent and utilities - apply today. Read more...

Hawaii County Rent Relief Program. This program will provide rent or mortgage payments not to exceed $2,000 per month (March-December 2020) for eligible households at or below 140% of the area median income who were affected by Covid-19. Learn more...
Requesting Member Suggestions
BIA-Hawaii committees and staff are working hard to add value to your membership. We need your ideas and comments on the types of programs that are of interest to you and what you would like to see offered at BIA. Please take a moment to share your thoughts to help shape our future events!