Grants

Grant Resources

 

The following opportunities are available through federal, state, and other organizations. Grants are identified as nationally available grants or locally available grants. If you have questions regarding a particular grant available, we encourage you to reach out to our staff through the submission form at the bottom of the page. They can help you understand and apply for available funding resources.

NATIONAL GRANTS

The information listed below highlights national grant opportunities for agricultural operations. These opportunities are provided annually through public and private entities.

Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge

 

 

American Farm Bureau in partnership with Farm Credit

 

 

Website Link

 

 

Deadline Extended to: May 13, 2022

 

Deadline for Applications: Friday, May 13, 2022, at 11:59 pm EST (5:59 pm HST)

 

Next Round for Applications: TBA

 

Farm Bureau in partnership with Farm Credit, is looking to identify the top entrepreneurs who are addressing both traditional challenges farmers face on their operations, such as access to labor, optimizing yield and reducing operating costs, in addition to entrepreneurs who are addressing new challenges facing farmers and rural communities.

 

The 10 semi-finalist teams will compete at the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Convention in January 2023, to advance to the final round where the four finalist teams will present live to Farm Bureau members, investors, and industry representatives for a chance at being named the Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge Winner and will be awarded $50,000

 

Eligibility

 

Entrepreneurs must be members of a county or parish Farm Bureau within their state of residence to qualify as top 10 semi-finalists. If you have any questions or would like to check your status as a member of the Hawaii Farm Bureau, feel free to reach out to our staff at (808) 848-2074 or info@hfbf.org.

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.

 

Eligibility

 

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.

Below is a list of other grant opportunities. Feel free to click the links to learn more about grant information, timelines, and funding availability.

If the grant is no longer available, it will be identified as “[CLOSED]”.

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LOCAL GRANTS

Information regarding local grant opportunities for agricultural operations. These opportunities are provided through public and private entities.

Currently, we are not aware of any local grants available. When more information becomes available, our staff will post it here.

QUESTIONS?

Are you interested in more information regarding the funding resources available? Submit the form below. Our staff can help you inform you about available grants, loans, and other resources.

**Please note that if you are interested in grant opportunities, depending on when you submit your form, there may not be a lot of grants available. Our staff will do their best to connect you to opportunities, but we cannot guarantee they will be readily available.**

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