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.

Businesses awarded grants

As of Friday, the Kaua‘i Small Business Boost Program approved and awarded 650 grants to local businesses, totaling $5 million of the county’s share of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed in March, according to a press release.

Kaua‘i Planning & Action Alliance address youth issues

LIHU‘E — A Kaua‘i nonprofit, focused on uplifting youth, created a project that was recently approved for a Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act grant. The group’s goal is to create positive activities for keiki and their families for the purpose of building youth resilience, promoting healthy exercise, addressing mental health issues, and suicide prevention.

A face-lift for the Kapa‘a Skatepark

LIHU‘E — A project to revamp the current Kapa‘a Skatepark has been funded by the county through a $250,000 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act grant.

How the county chose CARES Act grant recipients

LIHU‘E — Using specialized Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds, the county recently awarded 44 proposals for projects ranging from direct assistance to jobs to getting food out to the community.

Sustainability search

LIHU‘E — Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Megan Fox said she anticipated members of the labor force would feel the pandemic’s economic ripple effect.