HSFCA 2015 Biennium Grants
In Fiscal Year 2015, over half a million dollars will be disbursed to 66 organizations through the Biennium Grants Program, one of the core pillars of the State Foundation’s commitment to promote, perpetuate, preserve and encourage culture and the arts. Grants are awarded in five categories: Arts Education, Community Arts, Heritage & Preservation, Presentation, and Performing Arts. A list of the grantees for 2015 is available here: FY2015 Biennium Grants.
The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts provides public funds via its HSFCA Biennium Grants Program to support projects designed to preserve and further culture, the arts, history, and/or the humanities beneficial to Hawai‘i. The legal provisions of the Biennium Grants Program are in Sections 9-11 through 9-18 of the Hawai‘i Revised Statutes. The Grants Program budget is contingent on the State fiscal biennium and appropriations from the Hawai‘i State Legislature.
Through this program, funding is awarded to organizations conducting programming in the arts, culture, history and the humanities that benefit the people of Hawai‘i. Updates regarding submission deadlines, grant workshops, etc. can be found on the Ko‘o Hana Noeau website at culturegrants-hi.org.
Biennium Grants Program Guidelines are available here: Grant Guidelines.
For information regarding the Biennium Grant Program Application Process, click on the Ko‘o Hana No‘eau link below.
All original grant proposals, revised proposals, and final reports are to be completed using the Ko‘o Hana No‘eau Electronic Grants System. Grantees may access the system through their respective organization’s user name and password. If you misplace your user name or password or both, please call (808) 586-0840. To enter the system, click here: www.culturegrants-hi.org.
THE GRANTS PROCESS
The HSFCA Biennium Grants are awarded for a two-year period. During the application period, all applications received by the application deadline are considered. Applicants are subject to meeting Chapter 9 eligibility requirements and policies established by the HSFCA. Grants Panels review the applications and submit their recommendations. The HSFCA Commission has final approval of the recommendations. Grants are subject to available funding; for more information, click on HSFCA Biennium Grants Allocations Policy.
For more information about the Biennium Grants Program, call Mary Joy Laguno at (808) 586-0840.