Monday, October 26, 2020
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
CNHA Takes Reins of DBEDT 'Community Development Accelerator'
By News Release @ 3:06 AM :: 3572 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business


DBEDT News Release 15-06, August 17, 2015

HONOLULU—The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) recently launched a community-based economic development accelerator program, the CBED Accelerator™. CNHA-Technical Assistance Services administers the program designed to accelerate community-based economic development in Hawaii. The first five nonprofit organizations have been selected for the CBED Accelerator™, which will specifically assist organizations in the development of revenue generation projects, thus diversifying their revenue streams and enabling them to fulfill their missions, which impact community economic development.

Mark J. Ritchie, Branch Chief of the Business Support Branch of DBEDT, said “We are excited to launch the CBED Accelerator in partnership with CNHA-Technical Assistance Services. Community-based nonprofit organizations are increasingly becoming key economic development drivers, so we hope this program will assist them in creating revenue streams to supplement their traditional grant funding.”

The five nonprofits selected include Waimea Nui Community Development Corporation (Hawaii Island), Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers (Hawaii Island), Hawaii Forest Industry Association (Hawaii Island), Garden Island Arts Council (Kauai), and the Homestead Community Development Corporation (Kauai). Each nonprofit submitted a plan to use $7,000 in grant money and a year of Technical Assistance to initiate projects that will increase unrestricted funding for the organization. CNHA-TAS President & CEO, Michelle Kauhane said, “We look forward to working with these five non-profits to help them realize their recurring revenue generation projects thus enabling them to fulfill their community development missions.”

Over the course of a year, CNHA-TAS will develop a customized plan for each of the five nonprofits. Each plan will help prepare the nonprofits to launch their new projects by mitigating obstacles and by assisting with business planning. While the five participants are varied in industry and approach to revenue generation, all have identified the strengths of their new endeavors and the gaps to success they look forward to closing. The five projects will focus on agriculture, food production, forest industry enterprise, creative artist interaction, and retail development.


CNHA-TAS is a division of CNHA, a national network of Native Hawaiian Organizations, providing assistance in accessing capital and technical resources. Its mission is to enhance the cultural, economic, political, and community development of Native Hawaiians.

The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) is Hawaii’s resource center for economic and statistical data, business development opportunities, energy and conservation information, and foreign trade advantages. DBEDT’s mission continues to be achieving a Hawaii economy that embraces innovation and is globally competitive, dynamic and productive, providing opportunities for all Hawaii’s citizens. Through our attached agencies, we also foster planned community development, create affordable workforce housing units in high-quality living environments, and promote innovation sector job growth. More information on the CBED Program.

For more information contact:

Kehau Meyer, CNHA Program Manager

Phone: (808) 596-8155 extension 111

SA: Economic development program to start


TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote


808 Silent Majority

ACA Signups Hawaii


Alliance Defending Freedom

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

American Council of Trustees and Alumni


Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Astronomy Hawaii

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Better Hawaii

Blaisdell Memorial Project

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

Coffee Break

DVids Hawaii

E Hana Kakou Kelii Akina


Fix Oahu!

Follow the Money Hawaii

Frank in Hawaii

Front Page Magazine

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Credit Union Watch

Hawaii Crop Improvement Association

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Advocates

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii Future Project

Hawaii Gathering of Eagles

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii March for Life

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together

Heritage Foundation



Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

I Vote Hawaii

If Hawaii News

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

Iowa Meets Maui

Jackson v Abercrombie

Jihad Watch

July 4 in Hawaii

Kahle v New Hope

Kakaako Cares

Kau TEA Party

Kauai Co GOP

Keep Hawaii's Heroes


Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Malulani Foundation

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group

Middle East Forum--The Legal Project

Mililani Conservatives for Change

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

Muslim Brotherhood in America

NAMI Hawaii


National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

National Wind Watch

New Hawaiian

New Zeal

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Northwest Economic Policy Seminar

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

Now What I Really Think

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport

ObamaCare Abortion Hawaii


OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

Pacific Aviation Museum

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii


Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Republican Party -- Hawaii State

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

Save Dillingham Airfield

School Choice in Hawaii

Sink the Jones Act

Statehood for Guam

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

UCC Truths

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

VAREP Honolulu

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii