The Hawaii Wildfires have been approved for FEMA assistance. Find out if you are eligible for disaster assistance, then apply:
Online: DisasterAssistance.gov or FEMA mobile app
In Person: FEMA Disaster Recovery Center at the University of Hawai‘i – Maui College (310 W. Ka‘ahumanu Avenue Kahului, HI 96732). The facility is open 8:00am – 7:00pm, seven days a week.
An additional FEMA Disaster Recovery Center is open at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center, located at 91 Pukalani St. in Makawao. Services are available 8:00am – 7:00pm, seven days a week.
IRS Tax Relief
The Internal Revenue Service announced that wildfire victims will have until Feb. 15, 2024, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments.
People’s Fund of Maui
If you are an impacted resident, please visit the website for more information HERE. If you would like to apply directly please click HERE.
Maui Nui Strong
A list of resources, including loans, for businesses affected by the wildfires.
SBA Disaster Loans
Low-interest, long-term loans for physical and economic damage caused by a declared disaster.
MAUI COUNTY: Business Recovery Center at Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (590 Lipoa Pkwy., Building #A, Ste. 119 (Conference Room), Kihei, HI 96753). The center is open Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am-2:00pm.
HONOLULU COUNTY: Business Recovery Center at Hawaiʻi Foreign – Trade Zone No. 9 (521 Ala Moana Blvd., Ste. # 201, Pier 2, Honolulu, HI 96813). The center is open Monday–Saturday, 9:00am–6:00pm.
The State of Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations has extended their call center hours. While they strongly encourage employees to file their claim online, a claim can also be initiated by phone.
How to file an unemployment claim
Phone: (808) 762-5751 or toll-free (833) 901-2272
(808) 762-5752 or toll-free (833) 901-2275
The unemployment call center hours are 7am – 6pm HST, 7 days a week.
In Person: Computers are available for in-person use at the following locations:
Maui Claims Office
54 South High Street, Room 201, Wailuku, HI 96793
Maui American Jobs Center
110 Alaihi Street, #209, Kahului, HI 96732
Social Security Office (Maui County)
Suite 125, 2200 Main Street, Wailuku
Phone: (808) 572-4863
Modest Needs is a tax-exempt charity where donors can make small, emergency grants to low-income workers who’re at risk of slipping into poverty and for whom no other source of immediate help is available.
Maui Business Recovery Fund
In partnership with the Principal Foundation, Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) is offering the Maui Business Recovery Fund. The purpose of the fund is a donation to support small businesses that have been directly impacted by the August 8, 2023 Lahaina and Upcountry wildfires.
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (844) 667-3776
La Pietra opens campus to provide educational support to Maui families displaced by wildfires.