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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Each grant to a farmer, rancher, or grower will be up to $50,000.
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.