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Malama Na ‘Apapa to lay off workers

ANAHOLA — Malama Na ‘Apapa will lay off 19 workers hired with Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act grant funding received from Kaua‘i County set to expire on Dec. 31.

24% of Kaua‘i CARES funds left

LIHU‘E — The county has a remaining 24% of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds left to spend before the end of the year.

Taking the Art Walk to virtual levels

HANAPEPE — There was a reason Micah Gonsalves of Jaxon Communications wanted his team to park near the Banana Patch Studio Thursday evening as the Biggest Little Town of Hanapepe settled down for the evening.

CARES funds to support child-care programs

HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i Community Foundation, together with the state Department of Human Services, announced last week the availability of up to $15 million of Hawai‘i’s federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds to support the reopening and continuous operation of licensed child-care programs across the state.

$1.75 M to help Kaua‘i cattle ranchers

KEKAHA — Kaua‘i has a cattle problem. Many cattle ranchers ship off their herds to O‘ahu or other destinations to be finished and processed, but with market disruptions made prevalent due to the coronavirus pandemic, they’re unable to and are now forced to rethink what to do with their livestock.

Westside science center gets $176,506

WAIMEA — The Kaua‘i Community Science Center, a nonprofit that teaches science literacy to students in Waimea, was awarded a Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act grant of $176,506 from the county in July.

Kupa‘a Kaua‘i food distribution program to begin Sept. 22

The County of Kaua‘i is pleased to announce a joint program with the Hawai‘i Foodbank - Kaua‘i Branch and the Kaua‘i independent Food Bank to provide food packages to individuals and families who have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

ClimbHI Bridge help keiki climb higher

LIHU‘E — Julie Morikawa, president of ClimbHI Bridge, appreciates the federal funding issued by the county in July to her locally grown nonprofit platform to help keiki further their education.

Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring goes virtual

LIHU‘E — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kaua‘i received a $40,000 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Grant from the county to implement a “Virtual Future” app to assist in helping to mentor kids of Kaua‘i.

Aloha for Kaua‘i campaign to assist small business extended

LIHU‘E — The Aloha for Kaua‘i campaign, conducted in partnership with the Kaua‘i Visitors Bureau, the county’s Office of Economic Development, the Kupa‘a Kaua‘i program and Jaxon Communications, has received notice that the program has been extended through the end of the year.

Free PPE offered to qualifying groups

HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency will be launching a website for independent medical and dental practices, small groups, small hospitals, small businesses and nonprofits to get free personal protective equipment, according to email information sent by the Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce.