Grant Resources


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.

Value Added Producer Grants



US Department of Agriculture



Website Link





Online Application – 04/29/2021 at 11:59 pm Eastern (6:59 pm HST)


Paper Application – Postmarked by 5/4/2021

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.


**Please note that to apply for this opportunity, you must have a System for Award Management (SAM) and a Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number.**


Point of Contact: US Department of Agriculture – Rural Development


Phone Number: (808) 933-8380


Mailing Address:

USDA Rural Development
Attn: Business & Co-op Programs
Room 311, Federal Building
154 Waianuenue Ave
Hilo, HI 96720-2452

Grow Hawaii Agriculture Initiative 2021 (GHA21)



Hawaii Department of Agriculture



Website Link



Due: 05/03/2021 at 12:00 pm (HST)

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 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

Rural Relief Small Business Grants



Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)



Website Link



Application Period is Currently Closed



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.

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