WAILUKU - The County of Maui is soliciting proposals for tourism programs on Maui, Molokai and Lanai for calendar year 2014 under the County Product Enrichment Program (CPEP).
Supported through the Hawaii Tourism Authority, the intent of the program is to diversify and enrich Hawaii's tourism product by developing new and enhancing existing community-based events, experiences and projects related to the niches of agriculture, culture, education, nature, health and wellness, sports and technology.
Examples of programs supported during 2013 include Maui Open Studios art tours; the annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival; "Kaanapali Fresh," a culinary event taking place during the weekend of Aug. 30; and next month's Pailolo Challenge Canoe Race from Maui to Molokai.
The County Product Enrichment Program supports Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s Hawaiian Music Series of free monthly concerts at the Baldwin Home Museum in Lahaina. Joshua Kahula (right) and Preston Ako are pictured performing.
Ongoing activities include the Hawaiian Music Series of free monthly concerts at the Baldwin Home Museum in Lahaina and "Community Theater on the Isle" attractions at the historic Iao Theater.
Application packets are available at the Mayor's Office of Economic Development located in Wailuku at One Main Plaza, Suite 305.
Applications may also be obtained online at www.mauicounty.gov/CPEP.
Proposals are due by Sept. 6, 2013 at the Office of Economic Development.
For more information, contact Cheryl Sterling at 270-7997.