Kauai News

County Issues RFP to Manage $7 Million in Flood Mitigation Sub-Grants

Posted October 18, 2021, 9:06 AM HST

The County of Kaua‘i is issuing a Request for Proposal to select a nonprofit organization to manage the implementation and financial distribution of $7,285,000 for North Shore Watershed Flood Mitigation Sub-Grants.

“Mahalo to our state legislators for providing the funding for our community that the historic 2018 April floods impacted,” said Mayor Derek Kawakami. “The selected nonprofit organization will serve as a custodian for the funds, liaison with various stakeholders, foster consensus in the community, develop a process to award flood migration sub-grants, monitor the sub-grantees, and report to the County at a minimum quarterly.”

The program is intended to ultimately produce multiple sub-grants to other nonprofit organizations to conduct mitigation projects that reduce harm from future flooding events through structural and nonstructural actions, interventions, and investments.

The selected nonprofit organization may not itself conduct a flood mitigation project with these funds. Specific details regarding proposals and required documentation will be provided in the Request for Proposal.

All proposals will be reviewed subject to the County of Kaua‘i’s review process. Proposals are due by Nov. 15, 2021. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered. Notification of approval for funding shall be made no later than Dec. 3, 2021.

You may submit proposals or questions about the Request for Proposals to Ronn Miyashiro at rmiyashiro@kauai.gov.

To view the Request for Proposals for Implementation and Distribution of Sub-Grants for North Shore Watershed Flood Mitigation guidelines, please vist https://kauaiforward.com/flood-mitigation-grant.