Bank of Hawai‘i is now accepting applications for the I Kinometi Para I Kumunidåt I Islå-ta Small Business Revitalization and Development Grant for projects that stimulate small business development and economic activity on Saipan. Small business owners with a successful track record in business operation or management and who have not yet been a recipient of the grant are invited to submit applications by Friday, July 29, 2022. Five grants up to $5,000 each will be awarded.
Bank of Hawai‘i established the grant program in 2012 to promote new businesses and to encourage existing small businesses on the island of Saipan to expand.
Grant awardees are expected to report to the bank on how the grant has made a difference to their business and the community by Friday, Sept. 16, 2022.
Applications are available at https://www.boh.com/siteassets/files/economicgrant2022.pdf or by contacting either the Pacific Islands Small Business Development Center at marianas.ecenterdirect.com. Bank of Hawai‘i’s Gualo Rai Branch, our Gualo Rai branch manager Rose Sumor at Rose.Sumor@boh.com or (670) 237-2983, or assistant branch manager Joanne Aldan at Joanne.Aldan@boh.com or (670) 237-2982. Applications should be submitted to Sumor via email at Rose.Sumor@boh.com or by regular mail to Bank of Hawai‘i, Branch Manager, Saipan, Box 500566, Saipan MP 96950. (PR)