The Hawaii Invasive Species Council released its FY17 Proposal Guidelines for interagency projects relating to invasive species prevention, control, outreach, and research. This is an intragovernmental budgeting process, not a request for bids from private entities. Staff at the various HISC agencies, including UH system, as well as county and federal agencies partnering with the State on issues of concern to Hawaii, are encouraged to review the proposal guidelines and develop interagency collaborations that fill gaps and advance knowledge regarding invasive species.
FY17 Funding Applications and Budget Development
The HISC released its FY17 Proposal Guidelines on June 1 with due date of 5pm, July 1, 2016.
HISC is funded by the public and we strive to make our budget development process as open to the public as we can. If you are interested in being a part of this discussion or learning more about the process you can:
- Read all 44 of the funding applications received by HISC in FY17 (online via Google Sheets)
- View a summary of application statistics (total amount request, proposal content categories, etc) at our online application portal.
- Attend the Resources Working Group meeting on August 5, 10am-2pm in the DLNR Board Room (1151 Punchbowl St, Honolulu), where the Evaluation Committee and staff from HISC’s six constituent agencies meet to go over application scores and develop a recommended budget to present to the HISC. See the agenda for additional details and remote participation options.
- Attend the HISC meeting on August 17, 1-3pm in the DLNR Board Room (1151 Punchbowl St, Honolulu), where the Council will review, amend, and approve a final FY17 budget.
The Evaluation Committee for FY17 grant applications consists of HISC Working Group chairs as well as representatives from HISC agencies that do not currently chair a Working Group.
FY17 Pre-Proposals (Submitted in Fall of 2015)
In preparation for the 2016 Legislative Session, HISC partners developed pre-proposals demonstrating $10M in needed funds to fill current gaps in invasive species prevention, control, research, and outreach efforts. Despite demonstrated need, the legislature did not increase funding for HISC projects in FY17. Pre-proposals have been archived here.