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PPP Forgiveness Webinar

Technical Assistance

| Nationwide

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The Maui Economic Development Board recently held a webinar covering the 3508 EZ PPP Forgiveness application. This webinar walks you through the application and addresses commonly asked questions from Hawaii PPP recipients. The slide deck for the webinar can be found here.

HANO SBA Loan Application Assistance for Nonprofits

Technical Assistance

| Statewide

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Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations offers free technical assistance to the first 300 nonprofits requesting SBA loan assistance.

Pacific Community Ventures

Technical Assistance

| Statewide

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Pacific Community Ventures offers free and confidential mentoring services to small business owners by matching organizations with pro-bono business coaches and mentors. Companies that have worked with these mentors have increased their annual revenue by an average of 20%.

Grants.gov Community Blog

Technical Assistance

| Statewide

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Grants.gov is the portal through which organizations apply for federal funding opportunities. A majority of federal funding opportunities are posted on grants.gov; thus, it is imperative that grant seekers maintain an up-to-date understanding of this portal. Grants.gov’s community blog provides tips for writing grant proposals and common eligibility and policy definitions referenced in the grants.gov website.

Webmaster Services Hawaii

Technical Assistance

| Statewide

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Webmaster Services Hawaii is offering to add a free alert to your business website to keep customers informed about your operating status.

Food-A-Go-Go Farms

Directories

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Food-A-Go-Go Farms helps consumers find local produce and producers. The platform includes local farmers, CSA providers, and local producers in two categories: Local Inside® for value-added products made with locally grown, caught or raised ingredients and Aloha Inside® for any food product made locally in Hawai‘i.

National Young Farmers Coalition

Online Sales

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Comparison of Direct SalesModels and Platforms

Go Farm Hawaii

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Go Farm Hawaii's AgBusiness Services Page

Senator Schatz

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Senator Schatz's COVID-19 Resource Page

United Fresh

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United Fresh's COVID-19 Resource Page

HI Food Alliance

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HI Food Alliance's COVID-19 Resource Page

Hawaii Chamber of Commerce

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Hawaii Chamber of Commerce's COVID-19 Response Hub

Hawaii Farm Bureau

Additional Links

Resource Information

Hawaii Farm Bureau's COVID-19 Financial Resources Page

Farmers.gov

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Resource Information

Farmers.gov's COVID-19 Farmers Assistance Page

Community Involved in Sustainable Agriculture

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Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture's COVID-19 Resource Page

Gusto

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Gusto's COVID-19 Small Business Relief Resource Hub

California State Treasurer

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California State Treasurer's Small Business Resource List

USDA’s Local Food Directories

Directories

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USDA offers a free platform to help businesses connect with buyers. There are multiple listings, including farmers market directories, CSA directories, food hubs, and on-farm markets.

Emergency Animal Mortality Management

Technical Assistance

| Statewide

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NRCS is able to partially cover the cost of disposing livestock due to the impacts of the coronavirus and other emergency animal mortality events. Swine, livestock, and poultry are all eligible.

Pacific Media Group Marketing Fund

Technical Assistance

| Statewide

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Pacific Media Group has created a $2M marketing fund for Hawaii businesses to help local businesses connect with consumers with goods and services during COVID-19.

SBA Document Translations

Technical Assistance

| Statewide

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SBA documents have been translated in multiple languages.

The Agriculture Leadership Foundation of Hawaii

Directories

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The Agriculture Leadership Foundation of Hawaii is collecting information on farms that are offering products through online ordering, delivery service, and direct pick-up. This operating information will be shared with the public.

NC Cooperative Extension

Online Sales

Resource Information

How to Set Up a Free Online Store for Farms on Square

UC Santa Barbara

Online Sales

Resource Information

Aquaculture Alternative Marketing Guidance

The Kohala Center

Additional Links

Resource Information

The Kohala Center's Agricultural Resource Bulletins

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

Additional Links

Resource Information

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition's Farm Bill Programs

HDOA

Additional Links

Resource Information

HDOA's Agricultural Loan Division

US Chamber of Commerce

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Resource Information

Chamber of Commerce's Coronavirus Small Business Guide

Farm Service Agency

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Resource Information

Farm Service Agency's Farm Loan Programs

CTAHR

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Resource Information

CTAHR's COVID-19 Resource Page

USDA Rural Development

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Resource Information

USDA Rural Development's Rural Business-Cooperative Service Page

Kūlukulu

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Kūlukulu's Collaborative Resourcing Page

CSA

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CSA's COVID Response/Resources

National Institute of Food and Agriculture

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Resource Information

List of Grants Offered by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture

University of Hawaii Hilo Marketing Assistance

Technical Assistance

| Statewide

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Helen Tien and her class from the UH Hilo College of Business and Economics is offering free 1-hour sessions to local businesses to assist them with marketing. Available assistance includes help with moving your business online, analyzing marketing effectiveness, providing customer service, and more.

Free Frozen Online Shipping Course

Technical Assistance

| Statewide

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Alderspring Ranch in Idaho provides a free five-day mini course designed for farmers and ranchers with frozen products to teach them how to deliver directly and sell through online storefronts.

Nonprofitready.org Resources

Technical Assistance

| Statewide

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Nonprofitready.org is a free online learning library with articles and lessons on a multitude of different topics ranging from grant seeking to digital marketing. This resource is open to anyone, not just nonprofits, and provides short training modules on how to find, write, and acquire grants.

Website Development Offer

Technical Assistance

| Kauai

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Online Business Development Services will develop a Shopify website for your organization within 1-2 days for $100 ($150 for a website and Facebook page) so customers can order online, pay in advance, and pick up directly. They can also create social media pages on Instagram or Google My Business. They are willing to accept products as payment if needed. Shopify is an e-commerce platform that costs $29/month.

The Star Advertiser

Directories

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The Star Advertiser has created a Hawaii business directory to keep the community informed about businesses' operating status during this pandemic.

Cornell Small Farms

Online Sales

Resource Information

Things to Consider When Selling Online

Malama Kauai

Additional Links

Resource Information

Malama Kauai's Farmer Connection

HDOA

Additional Links

Resource Information

HDOA's Business Resource Page

National Resources Conservation Service

Additional Links

Resource Information

National Resources Conservation Service's Financial Assistance

Small Business Development Center

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Resource Information

Small Business Development Center's Resource Page

USDA Rural Development

Additional Links

Resource Information

Federal Rural Resource Guide

Hawaii County R&D

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Resource Information

Hawaii County Research and Development's COVID-19 Business Relief Page

SBA

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Small Business Administration's COVID-19 Guidance and Loan Resources Page

Hawaii DBEDT

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Hawaii Business Development and Support's Resource Page

USDA Agricultural Marketing Services

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Resource Information

USDA Agricultural Marketing Services' Grants and Opportunities

Nonprofit Finance Fund

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Resource Information

Nonprofit Finance Fund's Small Business and Nonprofit Relief Funding Resources

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