Resources for Businesses

Banks/Financial Institutions/Insurance Providers - COVID-19 Support

Check with your bank, financial institution and/or insurance provider on what programs are available for customers who are impacted by COVID-19.

Coronavirus Tax Relief for Businesses and Tax-Exempt Entities

The U.S. Treasury has established new tax relief programs for qualified businesses and entities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These include:

Debt Relief for SBA Borrowers

The SBA will pay 6 months of principal, interest, and any associated fees that borrowers owe for all current 7(a), 504, and Microloans in regular servicing status as well as new 7(a), 504, and Microloans disbursed prior to September 27, 2020. This relief is not available for Paycheck Protection Program loans or Economic Injury Disaster loans. SBA Borrowers: Contact your lender if you have any questions. Visit the SBA Debt Relief webpage for more information.

Hoʻoulu Maui Nui Business Directory

Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB), the County of Maui Office of Economic Development, and various community partners have put together an online resource directory to support our islands’ small businesses. Whether you are looking to retool and/or respond to COVID-19, this directory offers a list of local service providers who can help you conduct your business safely, adapt and/or pivot your operations, and help you invest in technology infrastructure to expand virtual platforms, web-based marketing and e-commerce.

Kama‘aina First

An opportunity for Maui County businesses to share their kama’aina deals at no cost; for locals to take advantage of great discounts on staycations, meals, services and products. There is no cost for local businesses to participate.

Maui County Virtual Job Fair

The County of Maui’s Virtual Job Fair is an online resource for employers seeking workers, and for residents seeking employment and career opportunities. The website provides job search tools, career counseling, and information on career training opportunities, resume building, internships, college certificates/degrees, financial aid opportunities and more.

This project is a collaboration between the County of Maui’s Office of Economic Development, the Maui County Workforce Development Board and the University of Hawaii Maui College.

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

The EIDL program provides economic relief to businesses experiencing a temporary loss of revenue due to COVID-19. Its purpose is to help eligible organizations meet financial obligations and operating expenses that could have been met had the COVID-19 disaster not occurred. Visit the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan webpage for more information on eligibility criteria, terms, FAQs, loan application and more.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides relief for eligible organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the CARES Act:

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) established several temporary funding programs for eligible small businesses, nonprofits, and U.S. agricultural businesses
  • The U.S. Treasury extended coronavirus tax relief programs to eligible employers severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Resources:

The Maui American Job Center

The Maui American Job Center provides free services to employers and job-seekers, including unemployment guidance, job postings and job search assistance, training opportunities, career planning and other resources. Employers can post job openings and search through resumes for potential candidates.

FEMA Public Assistance Grant Program for Private Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofits providing public assistance feedings during this pandemic may qualify for cost reimbursements under this Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant program. Once your application is completed, you will be contacted by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HIEMA). You should also attend a HIEMA webinar to get more information. FEMA assistance is provided at 75% federal cost share. For more information about the grant program, application form and instructional webinars, visit HIEMA’s FEMA Public Assistance Grant Program webpage.

Free Training & Resources for Nonprofits

The County of Maui Volunteer Center offers free support, training and resources to local nonprofits facing COVID-19 challenges. For more information, visit the Volunteer Center's website at HandsOnMaui.com or call the Volunteer Center Coordinator at 808-270-7150.