Grants

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

 

 

Due:

 

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 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

Email: matthew.k.loke@hawaii.gov

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.

 

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.

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