INELIGIBLE: Please note that you are not be eligible for this grant if you were previously awarded a grant from the Richard Smart Fund or the Hawaii Resilience Fund (issued from any participating organization including HOPE Services, Neighborhood Place of Puna, Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council, Hawaii Island United Way, Helping Hands Hawaii, Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement).
PROCESSING: Upon submitting your application please allow 2-4 weeks for processing. Please be sure to check your email for follow-ups or updates. You may be requested to provide additional documents by email. If you haven’t heard from us within this timeframe please email firstname.lastname@example.org to check on status on your application.
IF APPROVED: If grant funds are approved allow for 7-10 business days turn-around time for grant disbursal.
NON-RECEIPT OF FUNDS: In the event your creditor did not receive your payment issued by the grant then the following will
- The credit union will need to be in receipt of the actual check (as returned or undeliverable) before we can re-issue payment.
- If the check is lost or unlocated there may be a waiting period of 120 days from date of disbursal before a reissue can be made.
- We encourage you to work directly with your creditor on a payment plan as grant proceeds may not satisfy your obligation or be received within the statement due date.
We wish you safety and good health during this time of uncertainty. Mahalo for allowing Hawaii First to serve your needs.
Also mahalo to the Hawaii Resilience Fund and our partnership with Hawaii Community Foundation for the opportunity to offer help and hope to Hawaii Island Residents.