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2022 EmPOWER Grant Program Now Open

Hawaii Energy is excited to open our 2022 EmPOWER Grant program for businesses starting August 1. We’re trying to reach as many businesses and nonprofits as possible and would appreciate any support you can give in forwarding the info to potential applicants or including it in an upcoming newsletter for your organization.

  • The 2022 EmPOWER grant is designed to support small businesses and nonprofits that have experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Grants may cover 100% (up to $5,000) of costs for capital improvement projects that help improve the energy efficiency of a facility.

    • Qualifying projects may include, but are not limited to: AC system replacements, interior or exterior lighting upgrades, and purchases of ENERGY STAR® commercial kitchen equipment. Additionally, if upgrades qualify for any of our standard Hawai‘i Energy rebates, those will be awarded in addition to grant funding.

  • Grants will be awarded as a reimbursement, and businesses located in Hawai‘i and Maui counties, and in the City & County of Honolulu are eligible. Kaua‘i county business are ineligible.

  • Applications will open on August 1, 2022 and are due on September 30, 2022.

For more info and details on the application, you can also visit: HawaiiEnergy.com/empower-grant