EVENTS & INFORMATION
More rental and mortgage assistance available
March 24, 2021
A Maui Economic Opportunity rental and mortgage assistance program targeting Maui County residents economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic received an additional infusion of $900,000 from the county managed Community Development Block Grant fund. The additional funds bring the program’s total funding to nearly $1.8 million. The CDBG COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program, administered by MEO, […]
Agricultural Micro Grants
March 22, 2021
More than 100 micro-farm grants awarded by MEO in Maui County funded program Maui County’s $2.5 million Agricultural Micro Grants Program, administered by Maui Economic Opportunity, purchased tractors, chippers and other supplies; put up fencing and sheds; and established an online presence for 105 small farms in the county. With the program winding to a […]
MEO’s Debbi Amaral named a Champions For Children
March 17, 2021
Maui Economic Opportunity’s Director of Early Childhood Services, Debbi Amaral, was chosen a Hawai`i Children’s Action Network Champions for Children for Early Learning as an individual. The Hawai`i Children’s Action Network will present 11 awards to individuals, businesses and agencies, “reflecting our vision of Hawaiʻi where all children are healthy, safe and ready to learn.” […]
Young entrepreneur makes donation to MEO
March 12, 2021
A 7 1/2 year old entrepreneur chose the Maui Economic Opportunity Head Start program to receive $150 from the proceeds of her handmade bracelet sales. “I wanted to help people,” said Mila Diaz of Wailuku. “It makes you feel good . . . because I am giving to other people, not me.” Her father, Aaron, […]
*MEO’s National Farmworker Jobs Program is accepting applications*
March 11, 2021
Maui Economic Opportunity’s National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP), an educational, employment and training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, is accepting applications across Hawaii. NFJP is 100 percent federally funded and serves farmworkers who meet federal poverty income guidelines and selection criteria. Those who receive federal assistance, such as SNAP, TANF or SSI, […]
*MEO offers bus service to help with mail pickup in wake of Maunaloa Post Office closure*
March 9, 2021
The temporary closure of the Maunaloa Post Office prompted Maui Economic Opportunity to establish bus runs to help Molokai West End residents collect their mail from the Hoolehua Post Office. The U.S. Postal Service announced the temporary closure of the post office at 2 Maunaloa Road, Building 2, due to structural and vector control issues […]
Margaret Burrows-Nahoopii, who has a child enrolled in MEO Head Start, offers a heartfelt appreciation for the life-changing services the early-childhood program offers. "Without them, this Momma would be a struggling Momma, trying to do things on my own," she says in...
The husband of Council Member and Maui Economic Opportunity Board Member Tasha Kama passed late last week. “Our thoughts are with Tasha and her ohana,” said Debbie Cabebe, MEO CEO. “We are saddened by the loss of her husband, David.” Tasha has served on the MEO board...
Debbi Amaral, Maui Economic Opportunity’s director of Early Childhood Services, accepted her Champions for Children for Early Learning as an individual award in a virtual ceremony Wednesday, April 7. Amaral was one of 11 Champions for Children, presented by Hawai`i...