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COVID-19 Financial Assistance Programs

By Francis Choe on Aug 28, 2020 2:00:12 PM

Tags: Internet/WiFi, Community, News, COVID-19

Supporting those in need, even during the hardest of times, continues to be second nature for our community.

So, even as the COVID-19 pandemic maintains its unprecedented force and Hawaiʻi remains in an economic crisis, it’s no surprise that individuals and organizations across the state are doing what they can to provide financial relief and compassion for one another.

To help our customers navigate the various options available to them, we have compiled a list of these financial assistance programs, along with their regional eligibility and a link to the website.

Entity Program Name Region
Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement Hoʻāla Assistance Program Honolulu County only
City & County of Honolulu Household Hardship Relief Fund Honolulu County only
Catholic Charities Hawaii Community Assistance Program Kauai
Maui Economic Organization Hawaii Emergency Laulima Partnership

Maui County

Aloha United Way / Hawaiian Electric Hawaii Utility Bill Assistance Program Statewide
National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Restaurant Employee Relief Fund Nationwide
Modest Needs Self-Sufficiency Grants Nationwide
Aloha United Way Aloha United Way COVID-19 Rent & Utility Assistance Program Statewide
Academic Labor United  ALU Graduate Student Hardship Fund Statewide
Helping Hands Hawaii Hawaii Resilience Fund Statewide
Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement Kahiau Community Assistance Program Statewide
University of Hawaii Urgent Student Relief Fund Statewide
Office of Hawaiian Affairs & Hawaiʻi Community Lending
Ka Wailele Emergency Financial
Assistance Program


**Please inquire with each program for the availability of assistance. Some programs have halted or suspended the acceptance of new applicants due to capacity issues.”

If you know of a financial assistance program not listed above, please email and we will get it added to the list. 

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