Not sure if you should apply?

Here are some details

How much are the grants?

    • This year, grants up to $50,000 will be awarded to 60 agricultural producers on Oʻahu.

When can agricultural producers apply?

    • Farmers, ranchers, and growers on Oahu can apply from September 12, 2022 at noon to October 20, 2022, at 10 a.m.

Who can apply?

    • Individuals;

    • For-profit organizations;

    • Nonprofit organizations;

      • Must be:

        • An agricultural producer on Oʻahu.

        • Have been in business by March 13, 2020.

        • Be fully compliant with the IRS, and the State of Hawaiʻi’s departments of labor and industrial relations, commerce and consumer affairs, and taxation.

For Oʻahu-based agriculture producers. A non-exhaustive list of eligible producers includes:

    • Kalo production

    • Fruit, vegetable production

    • Livestock

    • Egg production

    • Dairy production

    • Aquaponic and aquaculture

    • Ornamental and floriculture

    • Hydroponics

    • Beauty and healthcare crops

    • Fuel crops

    • Feed crops

    • Fiber crops

What are examples of financial harm from the pandemic?

  • Here are several examples: Loss of income documented by tax returns or bank statements; documented loss of labor; late rental fees or unpaid utilities; deferred maintenance; unpaid invoices.

Priorities for funding

  1. Supplies and equipment

  2. Technical assistance, consultants, contractors, and certifications

  3. Labor

What are appropriate uses of grant funding?

    • Grants have a wide variety of uses, from buying seed, sod, or livestock feed to new equipment to wages to purchasing technology.

What are ineligible uses of grant funding?

    • Grants cannot be used for improvements to permanent infrastructure.

    • More information will be available when grant applications are published.