About the Grant Program

Mayor Rick Blangiardi is launching a $3 million Agriculture Grants program to help Oʻahu’s small farmers, ranchers, and growers. Applications will be available from September 12 at noon to October 20 at 10 a.m., 2022, giving Oʻahu’s small farmers, ranchers, and growers six weeks to apply.

Grants were first proposed by Council Vice-Chair Esther Kiaʻāina to support local agriculture producers and were unanimously approved by the Honolulu City Council.

  • Each grant to a farmer, rancher, or grower will be up to $50,000. Sixty grants will be awarded in 2022.

  • To qualify, an agriculture producer must be

    • Based on Oʻahu.

    • Able to document financial harm from the pandemic.

    • Have been in business by March 13, 2020.

    • Be fully compliant with the IRS, the state Hawaiʻi Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR), the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA), and the Department of Taxation (DOTAX).


Help Applying

To ensure broad access to grant applications, the Pacific Gateway Center will provide translated applications in several languages -- including Hawaiian, Samoan, Tongan, Ilocano, Lao, Thai, and Cantonese-- thanks to support from Ulupono Initiative.

Contact Lucas McKinnon at lucas.mckinnon@honolulu.gov or (808) 768-2332.

We will host in-person application workshops with on-site interpretation services in several languages. Please click the button below to sign up for an event date, and select your preferred language.

Resources

Informational Webinars

  • Each grant to a farmer, rancher, or grower will be up to $50,000.

  • Find out:

      • What this grant can be used for

      • How to to apply

      • Who is eligible

      • Recordings of previous ag grant webinars are available on our OER Facebook page.