FY21 Call for Proposals

Posted on May 1, 2020 in Funding

With continued support from the Hawaii State Legislature, the HISC invites proposals for interagency projects that address critical issues in invasive species prevention, control, outreach, and research in Hawaii.

The FY21 Call for Proposals, eligibility guidelines, and online application form for interagency funding from the Hawaii Invasive Species Council are now available at: https://hiscfunding.formstack.com/forms/fy2021.

HISC funds are provided to the Council by the Legislature to support interagency collaborations that:

  • fill gaps between agency mandates and existing programs, or
  • advance our collective knowledge and tools through research and innovations.

The budgeting process for HISC funds includes several steps, including proposal submissions by applicants, evaluation by a committee comprised of HISC working group chairs and staff from the agencies that comprise HISC, preparation of a recommended budget by the HISC Resources Working Group, and review and approval by the voting Council members at a public meeting.

What’s New? HISC has updated the FY21 funding priorities for this proposal based on the HISC & CGAPS 2025 Joint Strategy that was developed in support of the Hawaiʻi Interagency Biosecurity Plan. There are now 6 priorities that incorporate the original HISC categories of prevention, control, research, and outreach. HISC staff provided a webinar on the application process along with an explanation of the new funding priorities. You can view the webinar HERE.

Applications must be completed online and submitted by 5pm on June 5th. If you have any questions, please contact Randy Bartlett at [email protected] or Chelsea Arnott at [email protected]