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Applications for Agricultural Micro Grant Program available

Applications for Agricultural Micro Grant Program available

Applications for the popular Agricultural Micro Grant Program 2.0 – which offers up to $25,000 in grants to Maui County small farmers and administered by Maui Economic Opportunity – are available beginning today, Oct. 14. The $1.5 million Maui County-funded program is...

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Senior Fair Prize Drawing

Senior Fair Prize Drawing

To enter the drawing for prizes at the Senior Fair, including a television (donated by Council Member Yuki Lei Sugimura), gift certificates to Maui businesses and Furry Friends (the Maui County Office on Aging), please fill out our online entry form by Monday, Oct....

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God’s Lanes athleisure startup wins $25,000 MEO program grant

God’s Lanes athleisure startup wins $25,000 MEO program grant

Landa Ampong’s business plan for God’s Lanes, LLC, a startup e-commerce retail company offering faith-based athleisure apparel to Christian men and women, was judged the best plan and awarded $25,000 in a Maui Economic Opportunity Business Development Center contest....

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MEO food deliveries in Hana

Maui Economic Opportunity Hana Office made its regular food package run to kupuna on Tuesday, Sept. 28, delivering about 25 packages. MEO Hana assists the Maui Food Bank with the twice monthly deliveries in a partnership with Kaunoa Senior Services and ‘Ohana Makamae....

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MEO receives $211,226 grant for senior employment program

MEO receives $211,226 grant for senior employment program

A Maui Economic Opportunity program that provides on-the-job training for Maui County seniors and is currently seeking applicants has received a $211,226 federal grant that runs through June 2022. Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) was established by...

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National Employ Older Workers Week

National Employ Older Workers Week

It's National Employ Older Workers Week from Sunday, Sept. 19, to Saturday, Sept. 25. The theme for this year's Week is: "The Future is NEOWW!" Over the past year, older workers have shown a remarkable ability to adapt to the changing demands of a dynamic workplace....

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2,000 pounds of food distributed on Molokai

2,000 pounds of food distributed on Molokai

Nani Maikui helped distribute more than 2,000 pounds of food on Thursday, Sept. 16, outside Maui Economic Opportunity offices in Kaunakakai. MEO runs the federal surplus food distribution, part of SNAP, every third Thursday of the month. The Maui Food Bank ships food...

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

¡Buenas Tardes Everyone! Today begins the celebration of *Hispanic Heritage Month*! Just a little information; "Hispanic" refers to Spanish speakers or those who descend from Spanish-speaking populations, "Latino" refers to those who are from or are descendants of...

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National Suicide Prevention Week

National Suicide Prevention Week

Video for Suicide Prevention Week Last week was Suicide Prevention Week and Maui Economic Opportunity's Youth Services did sign waving Wednesday, Sept. 8, on Kaahumanu Avenue fronting the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center. Signs made by the youths offered poignant messages and...

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