DEPARTMENT OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
East Hawai‘i: 25 Aupuni Street, Suite 1301, Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 961-8366 | Fax: (808) 935-1205
West Hawai‘i: 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Bldg C, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
ACTING DIRECTOR: Laverne Omori
DESCRIPTION: The mission of the department is to provide pro-active leadership, enhancing the quality of life, and sustainability of Hawai‘i Island communities through programs related to: agriculture, energy, tourism, economic development, community development, and film.
Agriculture: The Agriculture Program provides facilitative leadership to both the public and private sectors to support the sustainable development of agriculture, forestry, aquaculture and other natural resources.
Business Development: The Business and Community Economic Development Program facilitates the development of a sustainable economy that enhances the standard of living of the residents and the economic viability of businesses in Hawai’i County.
Community Capacity Building: The Hawai`i County Resource Center (HCRC) advances its mission to facilitate the sustainability of Hawai`i Island communities through community-based collaboration and capacity building services.
Energy: The Energy Program develops and initiates energy efficiency programs and renewable energy projects based on our renewable energy resources. Energy Program represents County of Hawaii by participating in State and utility energy planning and regulatory programs, various Energy Boards and maintains the County’s Energy Emergency Preparedness Plan.
Film: The Big Island Film Office promotes and supports film production, expands the infrastructure to sustain production and builds a supportive climate between business, government, community, and filmmakers on Hawai`i Island.
Information Resources: The Information Resources Program collects, maintains and disseminates statistical, reference, and program information to County and State agencies, and the general public.
- A-Glimpse-At Hawai’i Island www.hawaiicounty.gov/factsandfigures
- Contact Elected Officials www.hawaiicounty.gov/electedofficials
- County of Hawaii Data Book www.hawaiicounty.gov/databook
- County of Hawaii Statistics www.hawaiicounty.gov/statistics
Tourism: The Tourism Program provides active leadership to strengthen and enhance Hawai‘i Island’s visitor industry. It’s efforts are directed by the by Hawaii Island Tourism Strategic Plan 2006-2015, which was created by a wide variety of industry stakeholders, government agencies and members of the community.
Grants Management Training in Hilo, HI - July 1-2, 2013
Hawaii County Department of Research and Development and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grant management workshop in Hilo, July 1-2, 2013. This training is for grant recipient organizations across all disciplines. Attend this class and you’ll learn how to administer government grants and stay in compliance with applicable rules and regulations.
Multi-enrollment discounts and discounts for Grant Writing USA returning alumni are available. Tuition payment is not required at the time of enrollment.
Tuition is $595 and includes Grant Writing USA’s 400-page grant management workbook and reference guide. Seating is limited, online reservations are necessary.
Complete event details including learning objectives, class location, graduate testimonials and online registration are available here.
The Client Services Team
More than 10,000 agencies across North America have turned to Grant Writing USA for grant writing and grant management training.