The following opportunities are available through federal, state, and other agencies. If you have specific questions regarding a particular grant available, we encourage you to reach out to the point of contact identified.
The Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program helps agricultural producers enter into value-added activities related to the processing and marketing of new products. The goals of this program are to generate new products, create and expand marketing opportunities and increase producer income.
Applicants may receive priority if they are a beginning farmer or rancher, a socially-disadvantaged farmer or rancher, a small or medium-sized farm or ranch structured as a family farm, a farmer or rancher cooperative, or are proposing a mid-tier value chain.
Grants are awarded through a national competition.
Point of Contact: US Department of Agriculture – Rural Development
Phone Number: (808) 933-8380
USDA Rural Development
Attn: Business & Co-op Programs
Room 311, Federal Building
154 Waianuenue Ave
Hilo, HI 96720-2452
The purpose of this RFP is to provide funding to select local agricultural enterprises as an incentive to expand their commercial agricultural production (including the related value-added industry) with the goal to increase the contribution of agriculture to the state’s GDP. A commercial agricultural or agricultural-related enterprise for this proposal is defined as one that has total annual sales of $50,000 or more averaged over 3 years; not including the most recent COVID-19 influenced period.
Submit proposals via email to Marci.Clingan@hawaii.gov or via mail to
Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA)
Grow Hawaii Agriculture (21-03-OC)
Office of the Chairperson
1428 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96814-2512
Point of Contact: Hawaii Department of Agriculture – Matthew Loke
Phone Number: (808) 973-9607
Current Round for Applications: is currently closed
Next Round for Applications: TBD
As part of our continuing commitment to elevate our impact in rural America, LISC is inviting small business owners in rural locations across the country to apply for the LISC-Lowe’s Rural Relief Small Business Grants program.
Only small businesses located in rural communities are eligible at this time. Rural communities are defined as having a population of 50,000 or less. A community is defined as the city/town/village where your business address is located. If the business is mobile (a food truck, fishing boat, ride share driver, etc) please use the address where your vehicle is stored during non-business hours.
All potential applicants are encouraged to review our FAQ and grant information before applying.
Non-profit organizations are ineligible for the relief funding program at this time, but may be eligible for later rounds of funding.