Resources for All

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.

Child Care Subsidies and Preschool Open Doors

Maui Family Support Services provides support services for children and families, including child care resources and information. For more information, call 808-242-0900 or visit mfss.org.

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.

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.

Feeding Maui Nui

Maui County residents 60 years or older, their spouses of any age, and grandparents 55 years or older who are raising grandchildren may be eligible for the Feeding Maui Nui program. Eligible participants receive vouchers that can be exchanged for meals at designated food trucks and restaurants. Interested participants should call the Office of Aging at 808-270-7774. Administered by the https://www.mauifoodtechnology.org/feeding-maui-nuiin partnership with the County of Maui Office of Aging.

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.

Hawaii State Unemployment Insurance

If you have been impacted by COVID-19 and are quarantined and unable to work, or your workplace has been temporarily closed, assistance might be available through the State labor programs. The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) will do all that they can to ensure that impacted Hawaii workers receive the benefits for which they are eligible for.

Homeowners

Maui County homeowners impacted by the coronavirus pandemic can get more information about housing and financial assistance programs from the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii.

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.

Kupuna Meal Expansion Project: Food Trucks and Restaurants

The Maui Food Technology Center, in partnership with the County of Maui Office of Aging, works with food truck and restaurant owners in Maui County to support food security for targeted resident populations. If your food service business is interested in participating, please contact Luana Mahi at info@mauifoodtechnology.org or call (808) 878-3652. For more information, visit Maui Food Technology’s Feeding Maui Nui webpage.

Maui County Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Helps both tenants and landlords who are struggling financially from the economic effects of COVID-19. Program can provide assistance towards rent or household utility bills going back to March 13, 2020, current bills, or future bills, depending on a household’s needs.  Households who have received previous rent or utility assistance from other COVID-19 relief programs and are in need of further assistance are also encouraged to apply. For information, click here. The Maui County Emergency Rental Assistance Program Help Line is(808) 873-4673.

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.

SNAP Food Stamps

SNAP (food stamps) provides crucial food and nutritional support to qualifying households in need. For more information about the program, eligibility criteria, and special COVID-19 information, visit the following Hawaii Department of Human Services webpages:

Student Loans

Principal and interest payments on federally-held student loans have been automatically suspended through January 31, 2022. For more information about coronavirus relief and support for student loan borrowers, visit Consumer Finance Protection Bureau student loans.

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 County of Maui’s 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.

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.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has implemented an aggressive public health response to protect and care for veterans, including protective procedures for patiences, clinical screenings at health care facilities, and coronavirus-related information for veterans including FAQs and an online chatbot to help answer your questions.

University of Hawaii Urgent Student Relief Fund

Through the generous support of donors, this program assists University of Hawaiʻi students - including those enrolled at UH Maui College - who are experiencing unexpected financial hardships and are seeking help to continue their education. Visit the relief fund website for more information.