Deadline is Thursday to apply for December 2021 storm-related federal grants


March 16, 2022, 7:51 a.m. HST

Kīhei Bay Vista flood on December 6, 2021 during the “Kona low” weather system. Photo credit: Kevin J Olson

The deadline is Thursday, March 17, 2022for state and local governments and private nonprofits in O’ahu and Maui County to apply for federal Kona Low storm-related emergency grants in December.

President Joseph R. Biden Jr. signed a major disaster declaration Feb. 15 covering damage resulting from the powerful, rotating weather system that produced repeated swaths of severe storms, flooding, and landslides from Feb. 5-10. December 2021.

Statement DR-4639 covers public assistance for emergency works and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged infrastructure and facilities in the City and County of Honolulu and Maui County, including Moloka ‘i and Lāna’i. Governments (including special tax districts) and private, not-for-profit organizations that provide government-type services may apply.

The Hawaiian Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) coordinates with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to manage grants and requests for public assistance and risk mitigation. Additional information on grants is available on the HI-EMA website.

Candidates or potential candidates with additional questions should contact HI-EMA:


The FEMA Application Portal will not accept requests for public assistance for this incident that are submitted after 5:00 p.m. HST on March 17, 2022.


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