Type of Program:
The new Festival and Events Stability Program (FESP) will provide financial assistance to festival and event organizers to help offset costs associated with the need to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols (e.g., cleaning, security, staff, fencing, hand wash stations, insurance and/or infrastructure needed to provide a safe and enjoyable event such as chairs, tables, tents etc.). Funding is available to festival and event organizers, including both for-profit and not-for-profit entities.
Comments on Funding:
Funding is up to 20% of total event expenses and to a maximum of $35,000. Claims must be supported by paid invoice. The minimum contribution is $500.
When It Ends:
March 1, 2022
Applicants must submit the application to one of the groups listed below based on the type of festival or event being hosted:
Applicants must submit:
- 1the application form,
- 2a one-page overview with a detailed budget that shows total budget and additional costs incurred as a result of Covid-19, including the following information: name of the activity, date(s), location, legal name of the organization, a list of board members for not-for-profit organizations, a list of owners for for-profit organizations, primary contact including title, phone number and email address, expected number of participants / audience size, description of activity (i.e. overview of activities, schedule, target market, on-island and/or off-island participants and/or audience) and the funding amount requested.
Other Things to Note:
Once all funding has been allocated, intake will stop and the program will end.