Community Enrichment Program Supports Hawaii’s Community Projects and Events to make Hawaii a better place for our collective future.
The Community Enrichment Program fosters community-based tourism projects to improve and enrich Hawaii’s product offerings. It supports a diverse array of festivals, events and year-round programs in the tourism niche areas of culture, education, health and wellness, nature, agriculture, sports, technology, and voluntourism. These community-based projects provide unique, authentic and highly-valued visitor experiences and represents activities that are developed by our community, for our community, and are things the community is willing to and wants to share with our visitors. CEP encourages innovative tourism products. Since 2017, HTA has invested over $4.5 million to over 250 community projects and events. Due to availability of funding, HTA will not issue a Request for Proposals for projects and events that take place in 2021.