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Ways to Get Involved or Get Help

County of Hawai‘i Job Opportunities

  • Visit our Job Listings page to see the latest recovery-related openings and learn how to apply. 

  • Applicants with relevant experience can use our contact form to express interest in working on recovery.  


Farmers affected by the 2018 Kīlauea eruption or Hurricane Lane can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus, also known as WHIP+.

Eligible farmers can receive compensation of between 75% to 95% for the loss of value of trees, bushes and vines from disaster events. Aid recipients are required to purchase crop insurance for the next two years.

Eligibility will be determined based on the size of the loss and level of insurance coverage. 

Farmers who did not insure their crops will receive 70% of the expected crop value, while farmers with insured crops will receive between 75% and 95% of expected value.

For more information, visit www.farmers.gov/recover/whip-plus.

EDA Disaster Grants

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced on August 13, 2019, that it is making $587 million available to eligible grantees in communities impacted by Presidentially declared natural disasters in 2018, and floods and tornadoes in 2019.

  • EDA disaster grants are made by Regional Offices under the agency’s Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) Program, which enables EDA to make awards that support a wide range of construction and non-construction activities in areas which experience sudden and prolonged severe economic dislocation. The funds were announced through the publishing of the Fiscal Year 2019 Disaster Supplemental Notice of Funding Opportunity.
  • Application submissions should be based on long-term, regionally-oriented, and collaborative development strategies that foster economic growth and resilience.
  • Eligible applicants include: states, counties or cities; institutes of higher education; and public or private non-profit organizations acting in cooperation with local or state officials, among others. EDA is not authorized to provide grants to individuals or for-profit entities. 
  • There are no application deadlines. The agency will accept proposals on a rolling basis until a new Disaster Supplemental Notice of Funding Opportunity is issued, the current Notice of Funding Opportunity is cancelled, or all funds are obligated.
  • Projects must be consistent with the county's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
For more information, please visit the EDA and Disaster Recovery page.


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