Kauai Economic Opportunity
Aloha & Welcome to Kauai Economic Opportunity, Incorporated!


Please browse through our website to see what services we offer and how they can help you!

If you have any questions, feel free to call us at (808) 245 4077


Stop by our office at 2804 Wehe Road, Lihue HI 96766

Emergency Electric Assistance Program

The Emergency Electric Assistance Program is funded by the KIUC Charitable Foundation and is designed to provide emergency assistance to customers who are past due and unable to pay their electric bill.

A household may receive assistance of up to a maximum of $250 for electric service once in a 12-month period.

*If the urgent notice due date has past you may not be eligible for assistance..

To be eligible for the Emergency Electricity Assistance Program, KIUC customers must:

Physically reside on Kauai
Have a current account with KIUC or reside at the service location
Complete a KEO Intake Application

Possess a past due KIUC bill or urgent notice
Provide proof of residence and responsibility if client is not the KIUC subscriber
Have a household income that falls at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Level (the incomes of all persons residing at the service address are to be included).

Call 245-4077 ext. 240 for a KEO Intake appointment.

Verification of Income

  • Paystubs for the past 3 months
  • Social security or social security disability letter or printout
  • Unemployment printout
  • Child support
  • DHS Benefit History printout for Food Stamp, TANF, General Assistance
  • Self-employment: General Excise Tax filing, tax returns
  • Retirement pension
  • Veterans Benefit
  • Gifts

Verification of household members

  • Birth verification (birth certificate, passport, etc.)

Picture Identification of applicant

KIUC past due bill or urgent notice

Verification of assets

  • Savings and checking account statements
  • Profit Sharing, 401K, IRA, Mutual Funds. Pension statements

Reciept of payment for any amount over the $250.00

To print and fill out the Emergency Electric Assistance Packet please click here.
Homeless Outreach Progam


The Care-A-Van is a mobile unit providing services on-site where homeless congregate.  The program conducts intake, referrals, and other needed services to eligible unsheltered homeless persons to assist in the progression toward a healthier, more stable living condition with the ultimate goal of permanent housing and self-sufficiency.  If you have further questions, please call our Care-A-Van worker at 808 245 4077 ext. 232.

Click here to see the Care-A-Van schedule.


*Once you have donated to KEO through PayPal, please submit a Donation Form.
KEO Assistance Programs


Energy or Weatherization Assistance Program provides energy saving education and installation of FREE energy saving devices, such as compact fluorescent light bulbs, refrigerators and solar heaters at no cost to eligible households.



The Early Learning Center is available to preschool aged children in Lihue.  Here students are provided with a safe learning environment to prepare for kindergarten. Please inquire with Michelle Lemi, Head Teacher if you have any questions at 808-245-7437 or call the KEO Office 808-245-4077 for an application.


Ongoing application accepted year round for individuals and

families with special circumstances.

To apply contact KEO at 245-4077 ext 231.