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Maui Small Business Recovery Grant Program

The Maui Small Business Recovery Grant Program was established by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in partnership with American Express and with support from Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, to support disaster recovery in Maui through grants to small businesses impacted by the devastating Maui wildfires of August 2023.  

In collaboration with the Maui Chamber of Commerce and LahainaTown Action Committee, the program will provide $5,000 grants and business coaching to 100 small businesses to help them recover and build long-term resilience in the face of economic challenges.

The application period is now closed. Please reach out to for any questions.


To be eligible for a $5,000 grant, businesses must: 

-Employ at least three (3) but no more than twenty (20) individuals, immediately before the 2023 Maui Wildfires occurring between August 8, 2023 - September 30, 2023. This employment count includes the owner, full or part-time employees, or those working for the business under a 1099 agreement (often known as a contractor).

-Have at least one physical location or online business in Maui established on or prior to August 1, 2023 

-Have experienced financial loss due to the Maui wildfires 

-Not have sufficient financial resources to cover the business damage/loss that their business experienced as a result the Maui wildfires  

-Meet all other eligibility criteria specified in the application 

See more on eligibility here, including ineligible businesses. Other Terms and Conditions apply. 

It is anticipated that applicants will be notified of their status by June 15, 2024. For more information, visit our FAQs

Business Coaching

Grantees must attend monthly sessions aimed at providing business owners with strategies on how to rebuild and grow their business.

These sessions will cover all aspects of building a stronger, more resilient business, including the role of disaster preparedness plans, informed by the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s educational resources. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program.

Sherry Menor-McNamara, president and chief executive officer, Chamber of Commerce Hawaii
Carolyn Cawley, president, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Jen Skyler, chief corporate affairs officer, American Express

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