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Grants

The Healy Foundation


The Healy Foundation offers grant up to $50,000 for nonprofits in Hawaii for projects that address protection of ecosystems, climate change mitigation, reduction of childhood poverty, or youth advocacy and education.

Note:
The board meets four times a year to award grants.
For more information, click here. To apply, submit a Letter of Inquiry on their grant portal here.

For further questions,
email sgeary@thehealyfoundation.org




FEMA Public Assistance Programs


FEMA Public Assistance Programs reimburse eligible applicants for costs associated with emergency protective measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Note:
FEMA assistance will be provided at 75% federal cost share.
To learn more about the specific projects asnd activities funded under FEMA, click here. To apply, fill out the application here. Deadline: Program will remain open for the duration of the Public Health Emergency as declared by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.




Hawaii Community Foundation Resilience Fund


Hawaii Community Foundation is offering grants for projects that address one or more phases of their four-phased approach to community resilience.

The four phases are:
(1) Risk reduction
(2) Rapid relief and response
(3) Recovery and stabilization
(4) Rebuilding resilience
To learn more, click here. To quickly distribute resources, Hawaii Community Foundation has foregone a formal application process. If interested, please email them of your needs at grants@hcf-hawaii.org.




Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production Competitive Grants Program


This grants program is in its first year of existence and is comprised of two projects: Planning Projects Applicants can receive up to $200,000 per single program year or up to $500,000 over three years for planning projects. Planning projects initiate or expand efforts of urban agriculture, including agriculture assessments, the development of business plans and feasibility studies, support for municipal planning, and program development and implementation of agriculture and innovative production in schools. Implementation Projects Applicants can receive up to $100,000 per single program year or up to $300,000 over three years for implementation projects. Implementation projects can increase food production in small urban and indoor spaces, operate community gardens, provide hands-on training in farming, meet specific food and agricultural needs, and provide schools with resources to grow and consume nutritious food and pursue careers in agriculture. Projects should target one or more urban areas, suburbs, or urban clusters where access to fresh foods is limited or unavailable. Projects should include one or more partner organizations to achieve project goals within the target areas. Nonprofits, local governments, and schools that serve any of the grades K-12 are eligible to apply. To view the slides from an informative webinar, click here. To view the full program announcement, click here. For more information and to apply, click here. Deadline: July 6, 2020




Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program


The Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program aims to develop essential community facilities in rural areas.

Community-based non-profit corporations and public bodies may apply. Examples of agricultural-related projects are community gardens, food pantries, community kitchens, food banks, food hubs, and greenhouses.

Note:
Rural areas must have less than 20,000 residents.
Eligible bodies can an apply for low interest direct loans, grants, or a combination of both.

For specific information and funding priorities, click here. If interested, contact:
Brenda Iokepa-Moses
Hawaii State Director
USDA Rural Development
Phone: (808) 933-8305




Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans Grant Program


This program provides up to $250,000 grants for non-profits to increase the number of military veterans gaining knowledge and skills through comprehensive, hands-on and immersive model farm and ranch programs offered regionally that lead to successful careers in the food and agricultural sector. To learn more and apply, click here.

For more information, contact:
Brent Elrod
richard.elrod@usda.gov
(816) 926-2535
National Program Leader
Division of Family & Consumer Services
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Deadline: 6/26/2020




Foreign Market Development Cooperator Program


The Foreign Market Development Cooperator Program provides funding for projects up to 3 years long that contribute to the effective creation, expansion, or maintenance of foreign markets. Applicants need to have a clear, long–term agricultural trade strategy, have the broadest producer representation and affiliated industry participation of the commodity being promoted, and include an effective program time line against which results can be measured at specific intervals using quantifiable product or country goals.

Applicants must be nonprofit U.S. agricultural trade organizations that promote the exports of one or more U.S. agricultural commodities and must not have a business interest in or receive compensation from specific sales of agricultural commodities.
For more information and to apply, click here. Deadline: 6/26/2020




Momentum Fund


The Momentum Fund provides up to $100,000 grants to 501(c)(3) organizations that are managing active COVID-19 funds so these organizations can grow, promote, manage, and sustain their funds. Grants will be given to organizations that serve communities and populations whose health and/or financial situations have been most severely impacted by COVID-19. Note: Applicants must have an active COVID-19 fund of at least $50,000, either pledged, committed, and/or spent that provides funds to other 501(c)(3) organizations. For questions, email: information@momentumfund.org For more information and FAQs, click here. To apply, click here. Deadline: June 18, 2020




Mosaic COVID-19 Rapid Response Infrastructure


Mosaic offers rapid response grants up to $10,000 to nonprofit grassroots organizations whose aim is to protect the environment or pursue environmental justice. Funds can be used for tools and technology, training, and related resources. Note: Applicants must have an annual budget below $500,000 and be accountable to local constituents. For more information, click here. To complete a brief application, click here. For any questions, email: info@mosaicmomentum.org Deadline: The third round deadline is July 2.




Agricultural Water Efficiency Grants


Hawaii Community Foundation hopes to support projects that improve agricultural water use efficiency and provide measurable benefits to the state. Grants up to $50,000 are available for one-year projects, and grants up to $100,000 are available for two-year projects. There are two types of projects they will fund: 1) Water efficiency projects, for the installation of equipment to improve irrigation efficiency/potable water conservation. 2) Water management projects, for the development of a water conservation program/plan or water conservation education program for farmers or agricultural water managers. Nonprofits, state and county governments, public and private agricultural parks, and colleges and universities in Hawaii are eligible to apply. To learn more about the project criteria, preferences, and application instructions, click here. For more information about the Fresh Water Initiative, click here. For questions about this program, contact: Dana Okano Email: dokano@hcf-hawaii.org Phone: (808) 566-5541 Deadline: June 30, 2020




Community Development Block Grant (Hawaii County)


Grants and loans available to public agencies and private nonprofit organizations to prevent, prepare, and respond to COVID-19 impacts with emphasis on public health, housing, economic recovery, and the needs of low- and moderate-income persons. For more information, click here. To access the application, click here for page 1 and here for page 2. Questions: Call (808) 661-8379 Email ohcdcdbg@hawaiicounty.gov





Loans

Water and Waste Disposal Loan Guarantees


This program aims to improve access to clean, reliable water and waste disposal systems for households and rural businesses. These loans can be used for projects relating to drinking water, sewers, waste disposal, storm water disposal, etc.

Nonprofit organizations and state and local governmental entities can apply.
To learn more, click here. To apply, ask your private lender if they participate in USDA loan guarantee programs or contact:
Hawaii and Western Pacific State Office
USDA Rural Development
Phone: (808) 933-8380




HCRC Emergency Loan Program (HELP)


HCRC Emergency Loan Program (HELP) provides short-term bridge loans and term loans between $15,000-$100,000 to non-profits and mission aligned small businesses that are otherwise unable to secure financing but have an immediate need for capital. Funds can be used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, utilities and other operating expenses to allow the organizations to stay open.

Note:
Organizations have to have annual revenue of at least $100,000
Priority is given to organizations that have applied for PPP or EIDL but have been declined or are waiting for a response.

Terms:
•6-month bridge loan that converts to a 42-month term loan for a total of 48 months
•3% fixed interest rate for the 6-month bridge loan period and 5% fixed interest rate for the 42-month loan period
•For profit businesses have to have all individuals with a 20% ownership interest in the organization provide a personal guarantee.
•Non-profits don’t have to provide a personal guarantee if their board of directors is comprised of a majority of independent voting directors.
•Need 2 years of historical financial statements or tax returns and cash flow protection (can be simple or complex)
For more information about eligibility and to apply, click here. For an overview of the program, click here. For further questions,
Chelsea Schull
LISC-HCRC Hawaii Program Officer
help@hcrchawaii.com




Rural Development Guaranteed Loan Program


The Rural Development Guaranteed Loan Program allows guaranteed lenders to approve and make covered loans with 180-day loan payment deferrals until September 30, 2020, without agency approval as long as they notify USDA Rural Development in writing.

Terms:
Loan guarantees are provided to businesses in rural areas only (population less than 50,000 in project location).
Loan terms and loan guarantee percentages vary depending on what the money is used for.
Interest rates will be negotiated between the lender and borrower.
There is a 3% initial guarantee fee.

Note:
For-profit businesses, nonprofits, and cooperatives can apply.

This flexibility applies to:
•Business and Industry Loan Guarantees
•Rural Energy for America Program Loan Guarantees
•Community Facilities Loan Guarantees
•Water and Waste Disposal Loan Guarantees
For more information, click here.
For more specific loan terms, click here. To apply, contact:
Denise M. Salmeron
Hawaii & Western Pacific Business & Cooperative Programs Director
USDA Rural Development
Phone: (808) 933-8323 Deadline: 9/30/2020





 

Farmers and Ranchers

Specific Grants

FSA Livestock Forage Program


The Livestock Forage Disaster Program provides payments to assist livestock owners that have suffered grazing losses due to a qualifying drought during the normal country grazing period. Livestock owners and contract growers who have covered livestock and who are also producers of grazed forage crop acreage are eligible.

Terms:
•Producers must be commercial ranchers.
•Producers have to provide inventory as of 1/1/2020 and have had the land and cattle 60 days prior to this date.
•If the producer hasn’t participated with the FSA, additional forms will need to be completed.
•If the producer is a sub-lessee of Department off Hawaiian Home Lands, they will need to have a Third Party Grazing/Planting Agreement.
•A producer will need a valid lease to show that he/she has control of the parcel.
•If a new producer will be applying, they will be charged a late acreage filing fee. Fee depends on the acreage and where the ranch is located.
•There is an initial charge of $46 plus $16 per hour (1 hour minimum).
For more information, eligibility, and livestock payment rates, see here.

To access a livestock inventory sheet, please click here. For questions, please schedule an appointment with Debbie.

She can be reached here:
Debbie Jitchaku
Program Technician
PO Box 845
Hilo, HI 96721
Phone: (808) 933-8340
Fax: 1-855-356-9492
Email: debbie.jitchaku@usda.gov

More information will come out soon, so please sign up for updates here.




The Red Backpack Fund


The Red Backpack Fund will make 1,000 grants of $5,000 to female entrepreneurs to help alleviate the immediate needs and support the long-term recovery of those impacted by COVID-19. All receipients will also receive a free annual All-Access Pass to all 80+ MasterClass instructors, including Sara Blakely’s class on entrepreneurship, to provide mentorship during this time. To access FAQs, click here.

For more information, click here. Future rounds open on 6/1, 7/6, and 8/3. To receive notifications when the application reopens, click here.




Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Program


Up to $500,000 grants will be awarded to any U.S. organization, government or private, with a demonstrated role or interest in exporting U.S. agricultural specialty crops.

The TASC program is designed to assist U.S. organizations by providing funding for projects that seek to remove, resolve, or mitigate existing or potential sanitary, phytosanitary, or technical barriers that prohibit or threaten the export of U.S. specialty crops.

The TASC program is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) on behalf of the Commodity Credit Corporation.
For more information, click here. Deadline: 6/26/2020




Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN)


The Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) connects farmers, ranchers, and other agriculture-related occupation individuals to stress assistance programs.

Note:
Collaborative state, localm or regionally-based networks, or partnerships of qualified public and/or private entities can apply.
For more information, click here. Deadline: 6/23/2020 For questions, contact:
Brent Elrod
National Program Leader
Division of Family & Consumer Services
Richard.elrod@usda.gov
(816) 926-2535




NOAA Assistance


NOAA Assistance is available for commercial, charter, and subsistence fisheries, aquaculture, processors, fishery-related businesses. Business must be able to show harm greater than 35% loss of revenue compared to last year’s 5-year average, while subsistence, cultural and ceremonial fisheries only need to show negative impacts.

As of May 7, $300M in fisheries assistance under the CARES act was allocated to states with coastal and marine fisheries. Hawaii was allocated a little over $4.3M.

State marine fisheries management agencies are working on how to distribute this funding. It is expected that this funding will be disbursed quickly than fishery disaster assistance funds because it does not require a declaration of a fishery disaster and can be awarded on a rolling basis.
Fore more information, click here or here. NOAA is still determining the logistics, and an update will be out soon.




Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-Raised Fish (ELAP)


The Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-Raised Fish (ELAP) provides financial assistance to producers of livestock, honeybees, and farm-raised fish due to disease, certain adverse weather events,and loss conditions. It also provides assistance for livestock feed and grazing losses. To access the program fact sheet, click here.

For more information, click here. Deadline:12/31/2020




Malama Kauai CSA Mini-Grants


Malama Kauai is distributing $500 rapid-release mini-grants to farmers who are launching or expanding CSAs with multiple pickup points or home delivery options. For more information and to apply, click here.




Sustainable Agriculture Grants


SARE, the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, offers grants to fund research and education projects that advance sustainable agricultural practices.

Farmers and ranchers, researchers, extension agents and other educators, and graduate students can apply.
Two SARE programs are currently open: Professional Development Grant Program This grant program focuses on training agricultural professionals to help them spread knowledge about sustainable agriculture concepts and practices. PDP Grants are limited to $100,000. Grants can run for up to three years, with the final year to be focused on project evaluation. For more information about the professional development grant program, click here. Deadline: November 11, 2020 Research to Grassroots Grant Program These grants are built on the SARE concept that results of applied research are used to train agricultural professionals and producers in the latest principles of sustainable agriculture. Successful R2GR projects will take the research results from previously funded SARE projects and bring those results into the field through education to ag professionals and producers. The maximum for each project's funding is $75,000. For more information about the research to grassroots grant program, click here. Deadline: November 18, 2020 For more information about SARE, click here.

To see previously funded SARE projects in Hawaii, click here. For documents you will need to manage received grants, click here. For grant writing webinars specific to each SARE program, click here. For instructions and documents you will need to apply, click here. For questions about SARE, contact:
Jensen Uyeda
University of Hawaii at Manoa
910 California Avenue
Wahiawa, HI 96786
808-384-7110
juyeda@hawaii.edu

Sharon Wages Motomura
University of Hawaii - Manoa
875 Komohana Street
Hilo, HI 96720
808-969-8250
smotomura@hawaii.edu





New Market Grants

Emerging Markets Program


Up to $500,000 grants will be awarded to any U.S. private or government entity with a demonstrated role or interest in the export of U.S. agricultural commodities. The EMP assists U.S. entities in developing, maintaining, or expanding exports of U.S. agricultural commodities and products by funding activities that enhance emerging markets’ food and rural business systems, including reducing trade barriers. The EMP is intended primarily to support export market development efforts of the private sector, but EMP resources may also be used to assist public organizations. The EMP is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) on behalf of the Commodity Credit Corporation. For more information, click here. Deadline: 6/26/2020




Federal State Marketing Improvement Plan


The Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program (FSMIP) offers grants with a one-to-one dollar match to assist in exploring new market opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural products, and to encourage research and innovation aimed at improving the efficiency and performance of the marketing system.

Note:
•Only state agencies or universities can apply, but can partner with industry groups, community organizations, and other stakeholders.
•Proposals should benefit multiple agricultural producers and agribusinesses.
To view a short video overview of this program, click here.

For more information, click here. Organizations or individuals interested in the FSMIP should contact their state department of agriculture for more information.




Reimbursement Transportation Cost Program


The RTCP can partially reimburse costs for transporting agricultural commodities or inputs used to produce agricultural commodities. To learn which commodities are eligible and how much you can receive, click here. For more information, click here.





Other Grants

Agricultural Management Assistance Program


The Agricultural Management Assistance Program provides cost share assistance to agricultural producers to address issues such as water management, water quality, and erosion control. For more details, click here. To apply, contact your local USDA service center. Directories can be found here.




The Emergent Fund


The Emergent Fund supports strategies that help communities respond to rapidly changing conditions. They look to fund projects that support community development through long-term economic or social justice. To see previous grantee projects, click here.

For more information, click here. To apply, click here, register as an organization, and submit a draft proposal to the Emergent Fund.

For questions on how to register through the JustFund portal, email info@justfund.us.

For questions specific to the Emergent Fund, email info@emergentfund.net.




Omidyar Network COVID-19 Economic Response Advocacy Fund


The Omidyar Network COVID-19 economic Response Advocacy Fund offers 501c4 funding to national, state, and local advocacy and organizing efforts to address the immediate toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on working people while reshaping economic structures to ensure vulnerable populations are less vulnerable in the future.

There is no limit to funding requests, though funds must be used in the next 12-15 months. Applications are on a rolling basis.

They are looking to help fund ongoing projects that fix structural economic problems that make working people vulnerable. Examples of projects might be:

•Organizations conducting advocacy related directly to the needs of working people, small businesses, or other constituencies central to our reimagining capitalism program
•Advocacy work tied to an existing campaign, program, or organizational priority (i.e., not something that is just getting underway)
•Organizations that have the financial capacity to accepts and spend 501c4 dollars and are able to do their proposed advocacy work (i.e. financial stability)
•Advocacy work that seeks to restructure the economy, either through the organization’s long-term strategy or mission OR through the organization’s strategic communications workand
•Organizations coordinating with a coalition of other groups on a specific policy fight related to reshaping the economy
For more information, click here. To apply, click here. (password is “advocacy”) Deadline: Funding awarded on a rolling basis.




EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs


There are two programs that applicants can receive funding from under the EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Program:

1) The EDA’s Public Works program, which helps distressed communities build, design, or engineer critical infrastructure and facilities to promote economic development and regional prosperity. Examples of past Public Works projects have supported high-tech shipping and logistics facilities, workforce training facilities, business incubators and accelerators, and technology-based facilities.

2) The EDA’s Economic Adjustment Assistance program, which accepts applications for projects in rural and urban areas that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects. These projects are meant to provide resources to communities experiencing or anticipating economic dislocations to plan and implement specific solutions to leverage existing regional economic advantages to support economic development and job creation. Examples of this type of funding might include funding to a city to support the construction of an industrial facility to house early-stage businesses.

Notes:
•District organizations, state/county/city/other state political subdivisions, institutions of higher education, and public/private non-profit organizations in cooperation with state officials may apply. Individuals and for-profit entities may not apply.
•There is a cost sharing/matching requirement that varies on the region’s unemployment rate. To view this requirement, please click here.

•In order to apply, applicants must be in regions of distress, and must meet one of the following criteria:
•an unemployment rate of at least 1% greater than the national average (for the most recent 24-month period that there is data available)
•per capita income that is 80% or less of the national average
•special need (determined by the EDA)
For more information, please click here. For more information about EDA programs, contact:
Herbert Thweatt
hthweatt@eda.gov
(808) 541-3391




Rural Economic Development Loan & Grant Program


The Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant program provides funding for rural projects through local utility organizations. USDA provides zero-interest loans to local utilities which they, in turn, pass through to local businesses (ultimate recipients) for projects that will create and retain employment in rural areas. The ultimate recipients repay the lending utility directly. The utility then is responsible for repayment to USDA. USDA provides grants to local utility organizations which use the funding to establish Revolving Loan Funds (RLF). Loans are made from the revolving loan funds to projects that will create or retain rural jobs. When the revolving loan fund is terminated, the grant is repaid to USDA. Former Rural Utilities Service borrowers who borrowed, repaid or pre-paid an insured, direct or guaranteed loan, nonprofit utilities that are eligible to receive assistance from the Rural Development Electric or Telecommunication Programs, and current Rural Development Electric or Telecommunication Programs borrowers may apply. Applications are accepted year-round. For more information, click here. To apply, work with your USDA Rural Development Office. Brenda Iokepa-Moses State Director (808) 933-8305




Agriculture and Food Research Initiative- Education and Workforce Development


The AFRI Foundational and Applied Science Program provides grants for research, extension, and integrated research as well as education and/or extension projects. These projects must fall within the six AFRI priority areas to advance knowledge in both fundamental and applied sciences important to agriculture. The six priority areas are: 1) Plant Health and Production and Plant Products 2) Animal Health and Production and Animal Products 3) Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health 4) Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and Environment 5) Agriculture Systems and Technology 6) Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities For-profit organizations, small businesses, nonprofits, institutions of higher education are eligible to apply. For more information, please click here. Deadline: November 18, 2020





Food Access/Waste Grants

ReFED COVID-19 Waste Solutions Fund


The ReFED COVID-19 Food Waste Solutions Fund provides $50,000 grants to quickly deliver vital funding to organizations that can rapidly scale food waste reduction and hunger relief efforts.

Application is very short and will be accepted on a rolling basis.
For more information and to apply, click here.

For questions, email:
COVID-19solutionsfund@ReFED.com Deadline: Grants awarded on a rolling basis.




Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction Project


The Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction Project provides up to $90,000 for cooperative agreement proposals that will:
1) generate compost
2) increase access to compost for agricultural producers
3) reduce reliance on, and limit the use of, fertilizer
4) improve soil quality
5) encourage waste management and permaculture business development
6) increase rainwater absorption
7) reduce municipal food waste
8) divert food waste from landfills.

Note:
•Projects must be 2 years in duration.
•Requires 25% match of total project costs.
•Local governments can apply. However, local government are required to collaborate with multiple partners such as public or private, nonprofit or for-profit entities, academic institutions, and other appropriate professionals, community-based organizations, and local government entities.

Priority will be given to an application for a CCFWR pilot project that:
1) Anticipates or demonstrates economic benefits
2) Incorporates plans to make compost easily accessible to agricultural producers, including community gardeners;
3) Integrates other food waste strategies, including food recovery efforts
4) Collaborates with multiple partners.
For more specific eligibility information and how to apply, click here.
To access FAQs, click here. To view informative slides from the webinar, click here. To view the full program announcement, click here. For further questions about this specific program, contact: Annie Ceccarini Program Analyst Phone: (202) 577-7462 Email: annie.ceccarini@usda.gov Deadline: 6/26/2020




America’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative Targeted Small Grants Program


This fund provides $20,000-$200,000 grants to innovative food retail and food system enterprises that seek to improve access to fresh, healthy food in underserved areas. Businesses, nonprofits, cooperatives, and state and local governments and agencies are eligible to apply. Technical assistance is also available to selected eligible organizations in the early stages of food retail or enterprise project planning. Applicants not selected for the grant program may be selected to apply for or receive technical assistance. Deadline: Letter of Interest is due on July 10, 2020 To access the RFA, click here. For more information, and to apply, click here. For questions about the program, please email: help@investinginfood.com or call (215) 574-5862




National Farm to School Network COVID-19 Relief Fund


$5,000-$10,000 grants available to provide relief to schools, early care and education sites, farmers and producers, families, and/or others in the farm-to-school community impacted by COVID-19. Funds can be used to purchase and distribute local food, increase local food access, or provide gardening and local foods educational resources to open ECE sites/home learning environments. 501(c)3 nonprofits, private foundations, and public charities; government entities; fiscally sponsored organizations; 501(c)4 social welfare organizations; incorporated organizations with exemption pending; other organizations with qualifying tax status are eligible to apply. To access the application, click here. Questions: Email krystal@farmtoschool.org Deadline: 7/6/2020





Organic Grants

EQIP Organic Initiative


The EQIP Organic Initiative provides financial and technical assistance to organic producers through contracts up to ten years.

Producers must have a USDA National Organic Program Organic Certificate, proof of good standing from a USDA accredited certifying agent, and sell less than $5,000 a year in organic agricultural products or are looking to transition to organic.
For more information and eligibility, click here. To apply, click here.

For further questions, contact:
Chad Cherefko
Assistant Director for Programs
Natural Resources Conservation Services
Phone: (808) 600-2959
Email: Chad.Cherefko@usda.gov




Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund


The Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund offers $1,000-$2,500 grant to organic producers suffering from extreme financial losses. Producers must have certified organic operations and evidence of documentation.

Grantees must submit a progress report six months after receiving a grant.
For more information and to apply, click here. Deadline: 11/20/2020




Organic Certification Cost Share Program


Organic producers and handlers can receive reimbursement for the cost of receiving and maintaining organic certification.

These programs can cover up to 75% of certification costs, up to $750.

There are two organic certification cost share programs:

1) National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (NOCCSP)
•Available to producers and handlers

2) Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) Organic Certification Cost Share Program
•Available to certified organic crop and livestock operators
For more information, click here. To learn more, contact your local Farm Service Agency office. Click here for the FSA directory by county.

For more organic farming resources, click here.




Certified Naturally Grown Grassroots Fund


The Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) Grassroots Fund offers peer-review certification to farmers and beekeepers producing food for their local communities by working in harmony with nature, without relying on synthetic chemicals or GMOs.

This fund waives the minimum $150 dues for CNG certification.

Priority is given to farmers who:
• are in their first three years of operation, or
• are facing unusual hardship like extreme weather, physical injury, recent job loss
• have a track record of meeting CNG requirements in a timely manner (for returning members)
• will benefit from certification
• are recommended by other CNG farmers
• are willing to promote CNG in their local community

To apply, click here.





Agroforestry Grants

USDA National Agroforestry Center Grants


The USDA National Agroforestry Center Grants offers funding for two types of programs:

Planning Projects
The purpose of Planning Projects is to support the development of projects that will either initiate or build upon or expand the efforts of farmers, gardeners, citizens, government officials, schools, and other stakeholders in urban areas and suburbs.

Implementation Projects
The purpose of Implementation Projects is to accelerate existing and emerging models of urban, indoor, and other agricultural practices that serve multiple farmers or gardeners.
For more information, click here. Note:
A webinar on 6/3/2020 from 2-4 EDT will provide an overview of each grant's purpose, project types, eligibility, and basic requirements to submit an application. Register here.

For further questions, contact:
Richard Straight or Kate MacFarland
richard.straight@usda.gov or katherine.macfarland@usda.gov
Technology Transfer Leader
US Forest Service Deadline: 7/6/2020





Conservation Grants

Conservation Innovation Grants


The purpose of Conservation Innovation Grants is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies in agricultural production.
Funds can be used for field testing, on-farm research and demonstration, evaluation, or implementation of conservation related activities.
For more information, click here. Note:
There is a webinar for interested applicants on May 13, 2020 at 3pm EDT. Access the webinar through this link here.

To apply, click here.

For further questions, contact:
Melanie Krizmanich
Grantor
Phone: (202) 572-5805 Deadline: 6/29/2020




Environmental Quality Incentives Program


The Environmental Quality Incentives Program provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers to address natural resource concerns and deliver environmental benefits such as improved water and air quality, conserved ground and surface water, increased soil health and reduced soil erosion and sedimentation, improved or created wildlife habitat, and mitigation against increasing weather volatility. For more information, click here. To apply, contact your local Natural Resources Conservation Service office. Directories found here.




Emergency Conservation Program


The Emergency Conservation Program provides emergency funding and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers to rehabilitate farmland damaged by natural disasters and to implement emergency water conservation measures in periods of severe drought. Cost-share payments are: •Up to 75 percent of the cost to implement approved restoration practices •Up to 90 percent if limited resource producers •Limited to $200,000 per person or legal entity per disaster For more information, click here.

To learn about ECP sign-up periods, check with your local FSA office. A directory can be found here.





CFAP

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program


The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program provides direct support based on actual losses for agricultural producers with impacted prices and market supply chains. These funds can be used to support adjustment, additional marketing costs, and short-term oversupply.

Farms of all sizes and markets that suffered losses of at least 5% are eligible to apply, including crops, livestock, dairy, and specialty crops.

Even if you have applied/received assistance from EIDL and/or PPP, you ARE still eligible for CFAP!

Specialty crop producers new to the USDA direct payment process are especially encouraged to apply!

USDA evaluated commodity specific losses occurring during the January to April time frame for immediate assistance. In addition, near-term adjustment costs and supply disruptions over the next few months were also evaluated to the extent possible for sectors where prices have declined significantly for additional assistance.

Note: FSA programs are not first come, first serve.

There are two funding sources in CFAP:
1) CARES Act: Compensation for losses between mid-January to mid-April 2020, either from price declines or for spoiled specialty crops
2) Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act: Compensation for producers due to ongoing market disruptions
The CFAP application and payment combines CARES Act and CCC funds, though payments will be tracked by type of funding. This means that if you receive funding from each of these programs under CFAP, the USDA will track these funds separately.

Specialty Crops
•A list of eligible specialty crops can be found here.
•To be eligible, applicants must have a 5% or more reduction in sales price between the average for the week of 1/13-1/17 and the average for the week of 4/6-4/10.
•Total payment is based on the volume production sold between 1/15/2020-4/15/2020, the volume of production shipped but unpaid, and the number of acres of production that did not leave the farm/was destroyed/not harvested and could not be sold
•Payments will be based on sales volume during this timeframe multiplied by per-specified payment rate of 80% of the crops’ price change
•For crops that were shipped but spoiled, payments will be based on the volume of these crops times a pre-specified payment rate of 30% of the crops’ sales value
•For products that have not left the farm/mature crops that were unharvested between 1/15-4/15/2020 and will not be sold, payments will be based on the volume of these crops times a pre-specified payment rate of 5.875% of the crops’ value

Livestock
•Cattle, lambs, yearlings, hogs
•Payment is the sum of the producer’s number of livestock sold between 1/15/2020-4/15/2020 multiplied by the payment rates per head plus the highest inventory number of livestock between 4/16-5/14/2020 multiplied by the payment rates per head

Dairy
•Payment is based on a producer’s certification of milk production for the first calendar year 2020 multiplied by 80% of the national price decline during the same quarter plus a national adjustment of 1.014 to each producer’s production in the first quarter to account for increased production in the second quarter multiplied by 25% of the decline in prices as determined by the USDA during the first quarter of the 2020 calendar year

Non-Specialty Crops and Wool
•Malting barley, canola, corn, upland cotton, millet, oats, soybeans, sorghum, sunflowers, durum wheat, hard red spring wheat, wool
•Payments made on inventory held subject to price risk on 1/15/2020
•Payments are 50% of producer’s 2019 total production OR 2019 inventory as of 1/15/2020 (whichever is less) times the commodity’s applicable payment rates

Additional Notes:
•Adjusted gross income cannot be more than $900,000 unless 75% or more of income comes from farming, ranching, or forests-related activities.
•Producers must be in compliance with Highly Erodible Land and Wetland Conservation provisions.

•The maximum payment is $250,000 per person/entity for all commodities combined.
•If you are a corporation, LLC, or limited partnership, you may qualify for more payment if members actively provide at least 400 hours of active personal labor/management for the operation (if so, then the corporate entity can receive up to $500,000 or $750,000, respectively)

•Eggs/layers are not eligible for CFAP.

•If your crop is not on the eligible list but have still suffered a 5%+ price decline between 1/2020-4/2020 and have additional marketing costs because of COVID-19, you can submit comments to provide information about additional commodities. USDA particularly wants to obtain information about nursery products, cut flowers, and aquaculture products. These commodities are not currently eligible for CFAP at the moment, but will be made eligible later in a Notice of Funding Availability. 4% of the CFAP budget ($637M) is for additional commodities identified through this process.

Important Dates:
Applications close on 8/28/2020.
Producers will receive 80% of their maximum total payment upon application approval. The remaining 20% will be paid at a later date if funds remain available. For more information, click here.

To view FAQs (as of 5/14/2020), click here.
To access the CFAP payment calculator, click here. Note that those who use the online calculator tool will be able to print a pre-filled CFAP application, sign it, and submit it to their local FSA office either electronically or via hand delivery through an office drop box.

For detailed information and applicable payment rates for various commodities (page 33-35), click here. Application forms are available now! To access, click here.

As part of applying for the program, you’ll need to contact your FSA county office at your local USDA Service Center to schedule an appointment.

Your local FSA staff will assist you with the application over the phone. To contact your county FSA representative, click here. For an "at-a-glance" infographic, click here.

More Notes:
•Please do not send any personal information to USDA without first initiating contact through a phone call.
•The application will not require an acreage report, and your USDA farm number may not be needed immediately.





Farmers and Ranchers

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¿Qué se considera una emergencia dental?


Es una emergencia dental

  1. Sangrado que no se detiene
  2. Inflamación dolorosa o alrededor de la boca
  3. Dolor intolerable de dientes o mandíbula
  4. Tratamiento post-operatorio (vendajes, suturas, etc.)
  5. Complicación tras fractura o trauma dental
  6. Laseración causada por aparatos de ortodoncia
  7. Biopsia de tejido anormal





 

Small Businesses

Specific Grants

FSA Livestock Forage Program


The Livestock Forage Disaster Program provides payments to assist livestock owners that have suffered grazing losses due to a qualifying drought during the normal country grazing period. Livestock owners and contract growers who have covered livestock and who are also producers of grazed forage crop acreage are eligible.

Terms:
•Producers must be commercial ranchers.
•Producers have to provide inventory as of 1/1/2020 and have had the land and cattle 60 days prior to this date.
•If the producer hasn’t participated with the FSA, additional forms will need to be completed.
•If the producer is a sub-lessee of Department off Hawaiian Home Lands, they will need to have a Third Party Grazing/Planting Agreement.
•A producer will need a valid lease to show that he/she has control of the parcel.
•If a new producer will be applying, they will be charged a late acreage filing fee. Fee depends on the acreage and where the ranch is located.
•There is an initial charge of $46 plus $16 per hour (1 hour minimum).
For more information, eligibility, and livestock payment rates, see here.

To access a livestock inventory sheet, please click here. For questions, please schedule an appointment with Debbie.

She can be reached here:
Debbie Jitchaku
Program Technician
PO Box 845
Hilo, HI 96721
Phone: (808) 933-8340
Fax: 1-855-356-9492
Email: debbie.jitchaku@usda.gov

More information will come out soon, so please sign up for updates here.




The Red Backpack Fund


The Red Backpack Fund will make 1,000 grants of $5,000 to female entrepreneurs to help alleviate the immediate needs and support the long-term recovery of those impacted by COVID-19. All receipients will also receive a free annual All-Access Pass to all 80+ MasterClass instructors, including Sara Blakely’s class on entrepreneurship, to provide mentorship during this time. To access FAQs, click here.

For more information, click here. Future rounds open on 6/1, 7/6, and 8/3. To receive notifications when the application reopens, click here.




Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Program


Up to $500,000 grants will be awarded to any U.S. organization, government or private, with a demonstrated role or interest in exporting U.S. agricultural specialty crops.

The TASC program is designed to assist U.S. organizations by providing funding for projects that seek to remove, resolve, or mitigate existing or potential sanitary, phytosanitary, or technical barriers that prohibit or threaten the export of U.S. specialty crops.

The TASC program is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) on behalf of the Commodity Credit Corporation.
For more information, click here. Deadline: 6/26/2020




Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN)


The Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) connects farmers, ranchers, and other agriculture-related occupation individuals to stress assistance programs.

Note:
Collaborative state, localm or regionally-based networks, or partnerships of qualified public and/or private entities can apply.
For more information, click here. Deadline: 6/23/2020 For questions, contact:
Brent Elrod
National Program Leader
Division of Family & Consumer Services
Richard.elrod@usda.gov
(816) 926-2535




NOAA Assistance


NOAA Assistance is available for commercial, charter, and subsistence fisheries, aquaculture, processors, fishery-related businesses. Business must be able to show harm greater than 35% loss of revenue compared to last year’s 5-year average, while subsistence, cultural and ceremonial fisheries only need to show negative impacts.

As of May 7, $300M in fisheries assistance under the CARES act was allocated to states with coastal and marine fisheries. Hawaii was allocated a little over $4.3M.

State marine fisheries management agencies are working on how to distribute this funding. It is expected that this funding will be disbursed quickly than fishery disaster assistance funds because it does not require a declaration of a fishery disaster and can be awarded on a rolling basis.
Fore more information, click here or here. NOAA is still determining the logistics, and an update will be out soon.




Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-Raised Fish (ELAP)


The Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-Raised Fish (ELAP) provides financial assistance to producers of livestock, honeybees, and farm-raised fish due to disease, certain adverse weather events,and loss conditions. It also provides assistance for livestock feed and grazing losses. To access the program fact sheet, click here.

For more information, click here. Deadline:12/31/2020




Malama Kauai CSA Mini-Grants


Malama Kauai is distributing $500 rapid-release mini-grants to farmers who are launching or expanding CSAs with multiple pickup points or home delivery options. For more information and to apply, click here.




Sustainable Agriculture Grants


SARE, the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, offers grants to fund research and education projects that advance sustainable agricultural practices.

Farmers and ranchers, researchers, extension agents and other educators, and graduate students can apply.
Two SARE programs are currently open: Professional Development Grant Program This grant program focuses on training agricultural professionals to help them spread knowledge about sustainable agriculture concepts and practices. PDP Grants are limited to $100,000. Grants can run for up to three years, with the final year to be focused on project evaluation. For more information about the professional development grant program, click here. Deadline: November 11, 2020 Research to Grassroots Grant Program These grants are built on the SARE concept that results of applied research are used to train agricultural professionals and producers in the latest principles of sustainable agriculture. Successful R2GR projects will take the research results from previously funded SARE projects and bring those results into the field through education to ag professionals and producers. The maximum for each project's funding is $75,000. For more information about the research to grassroots grant program, click here. Deadline: November 18, 2020 For more information about SARE, click here.

To see previously funded SARE projects in Hawaii, click here. For documents you will need to manage received grants, click here. For grant writing webinars specific to each SARE program, click here. For instructions and documents you will need to apply, click here. For questions about SARE, contact:
Jensen Uyeda
University of Hawaii at Manoa
910 California Avenue
Wahiawa, HI 96786
808-384-7110
juyeda@hawaii.edu

Sharon Wages Motomura
University of Hawaii - Manoa
875 Komohana Street
Hilo, HI 96720
808-969-8250
smotomura@hawaii.edu





New Market Grants

Emerging Markets Program


Up to $500,000 grants will be awarded to any U.S. private or government entity with a demonstrated role or interest in the export of U.S. agricultural commodities. The EMP assists U.S. entities in developing, maintaining, or expanding exports of U.S. agricultural commodities and products by funding activities that enhance emerging markets’ food and rural business systems, including reducing trade barriers. The EMP is intended primarily to support export market development efforts of the private sector, but EMP resources may also be used to assist public organizations. The EMP is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) on behalf of the Commodity Credit Corporation. For more information, click here. Deadline: 6/26/2020




Federal State Marketing Improvement Plan


The Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program (FSMIP) offers grants with a one-to-one dollar match to assist in exploring new market opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural products, and to encourage research and innovation aimed at improving the efficiency and performance of the marketing system.

Note:
•Only state agencies or universities can apply, but can partner with industry groups, community organizations, and other stakeholders.
•Proposals should benefit multiple agricultural producers and agribusinesses.
To view a short video overview of this program, click here.

For more information, click here. Organizations or individuals interested in the FSMIP should contact their state department of agriculture for more information.




Reimbursement Transportation Cost Program


The RTCP can partially reimburse costs for transporting agricultural commodities or inputs used to produce agricultural commodities. To learn which commodities are eligible and how much you can receive, click here. For more information, click here.





Other Grants

Agricultural Management Assistance Program


The Agricultural Management Assistance Program provides cost share assistance to agricultural producers to address issues such as water management, water quality, and erosion control. For more details, click here. To apply, contact your local USDA service center. Directories can be found here.




The Emergent Fund


The Emergent Fund supports strategies that help communities respond to rapidly changing conditions. They look to fund projects that support community development through long-term economic or social justice. To see previous grantee projects, click here.

For more information, click here. To apply, click here, register as an organization, and submit a draft proposal to the Emergent Fund.

For questions on how to register through the JustFund portal, email info@justfund.us.

For questions specific to the Emergent Fund, email info@emergentfund.net.




Omidyar Network COVID-19 Economic Response Advocacy Fund


The Omidyar Network COVID-19 economic Response Advocacy Fund offers 501c4 funding to national, state, and local advocacy and organizing efforts to address the immediate toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on working people while reshaping economic structures to ensure vulnerable populations are less vulnerable in the future.

There is no limit to funding requests, though funds must be used in the next 12-15 months. Applications are on a rolling basis.

They are looking to help fund ongoing projects that fix structural economic problems that make working people vulnerable. Examples of projects might be:

•Organizations conducting advocacy related directly to the needs of working people, small businesses, or other constituencies central to our reimagining capitalism program
•Advocacy work tied to an existing campaign, program, or organizational priority (i.e., not something that is just getting underway)
•Organizations that have the financial capacity to accepts and spend 501c4 dollars and are able to do their proposed advocacy work (i.e. financial stability)
•Advocacy work that seeks to restructure the economy, either through the organization’s long-term strategy or mission OR through the organization’s strategic communications workand
•Organizations coordinating with a coalition of other groups on a specific policy fight related to reshaping the economy
For more information, click here. To apply, click here. (password is “advocacy”) Deadline: Funding awarded on a rolling basis.




EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs


There are two programs that applicants can receive funding from under the EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Program:

1) The EDA’s Public Works program, which helps distressed communities build, design, or engineer critical infrastructure and facilities to promote economic development and regional prosperity. Examples of past Public Works projects have supported high-tech shipping and logistics facilities, workforce training facilities, business incubators and accelerators, and technology-based facilities.

2) The EDA’s Economic Adjustment Assistance program, which accepts applications for projects in rural and urban areas that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects. These projects are meant to provide resources to communities experiencing or anticipating economic dislocations to plan and implement specific solutions to leverage existing regional economic advantages to support economic development and job creation. Examples of this type of funding might include funding to a city to support the construction of an industrial facility to house early-stage businesses.

Notes:
•District organizations, state/county/city/other state political subdivisions, institutions of higher education, and public/private non-profit organizations in cooperation with state officials may apply. Individuals and for-profit entities may not apply.
•There is a cost sharing/matching requirement that varies on the region’s unemployment rate. To view this requirement, please click here.

•In order to apply, applicants must be in regions of distress, and must meet one of the following criteria:
•an unemployment rate of at least 1% greater than the national average (for the most recent 24-month period that there is data available)
•per capita income that is 80% or less of the national average
•special need (determined by the EDA)
For more information, please click here. For more information about EDA programs, contact:
Herbert Thweatt
hthweatt@eda.gov
(808) 541-3391




Rural Economic Development Loan & Grant Program


The Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant program provides funding for rural projects through local utility organizations. USDA provides zero-interest loans to local utilities which they, in turn, pass through to local businesses (ultimate recipients) for projects that will create and retain employment in rural areas. The ultimate recipients repay the lending utility directly. The utility then is responsible for repayment to USDA. USDA provides grants to local utility organizations which use the funding to establish Revolving Loan Funds (RLF). Loans are made from the revolving loan funds to projects that will create or retain rural jobs. When the revolving loan fund is terminated, the grant is repaid to USDA. Former Rural Utilities Service borrowers who borrowed, repaid or pre-paid an insured, direct or guaranteed loan, nonprofit utilities that are eligible to receive assistance from the Rural Development Electric or Telecommunication Programs, and current Rural Development Electric or Telecommunication Programs borrowers may apply. Applications are accepted year-round. For more information, click here. To apply, work with your USDA Rural Development Office. Brenda Iokepa-Moses State Director (808) 933-8305




Agriculture and Food Research Initiative- Education and Workforce Development


The AFRI Foundational and Applied Science Program provides grants for research, extension, and integrated research as well as education and/or extension projects. These projects must fall within the six AFRI priority areas to advance knowledge in both fundamental and applied sciences important to agriculture. The six priority areas are: 1) Plant Health and Production and Plant Products 2) Animal Health and Production and Animal Products 3) Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health 4) Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and Environment 5) Agriculture Systems and Technology 6) Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities For-profit organizations, small businesses, nonprofits, institutions of higher education are eligible to apply. For more information, please click here. Deadline: November 18, 2020





Food Access/Waste Grants

ReFED COVID-19 Waste Solutions Fund


The ReFED COVID-19 Food Waste Solutions Fund provides $50,000 grants to quickly deliver vital funding to organizations that can rapidly scale food waste reduction and hunger relief efforts.

Application is very short and will be accepted on a rolling basis.
For more information and to apply, click here.

For questions, email:
COVID-19solutionsfund@ReFED.com Deadline: Grants awarded on a rolling basis.




Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction Project


The Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction Project provides up to $90,000 for cooperative agreement proposals that will:
1) generate compost
2) increase access to compost for agricultural producers
3) reduce reliance on, and limit the use of, fertilizer
4) improve soil quality
5) encourage waste management and permaculture business development
6) increase rainwater absorption
7) reduce municipal food waste
8) divert food waste from landfills.

Note:
•Projects must be 2 years in duration.
•Requires 25% match of total project costs.
•Local governments can apply. However, local government are required to collaborate with multiple partners such as public or private, nonprofit or for-profit entities, academic institutions, and other appropriate professionals, community-based organizations, and local government entities.

Priority will be given to an application for a CCFWR pilot project that:
1) Anticipates or demonstrates economic benefits
2) Incorporates plans to make compost easily accessible to agricultural producers, including community gardeners;
3) Integrates other food waste strategies, including food recovery efforts
4) Collaborates with multiple partners.
For more specific eligibility information and how to apply, click here.
To access FAQs, click here. To view informative slides from the webinar, click here. To view the full program announcement, click here. For further questions about this specific program, contact: Annie Ceccarini Program Analyst Phone: (202) 577-7462 Email: annie.ceccarini@usda.gov Deadline: 6/26/2020




America’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative Targeted Small Grants Program


This fund provides $20,000-$200,000 grants to innovative food retail and food system enterprises that seek to improve access to fresh, healthy food in underserved areas. Businesses, nonprofits, cooperatives, and state and local governments and agencies are eligible to apply. Technical assistance is also available to selected eligible organizations in the early stages of food retail or enterprise project planning. Applicants not selected for the grant program may be selected to apply for or receive technical assistance. Deadline: Letter of Interest is due on July 10, 2020 To access the RFA, click here. For more information, and to apply, click here. For questions about the program, please email: help@investinginfood.com or call (215) 574-5862




National Farm to School Network COVID-19 Relief Fund


$5,000-$10,000 grants available to provide relief to schools, early care and education sites, farmers and producers, families, and/or others in the farm-to-school community impacted by COVID-19. Funds can be used to purchase and distribute local food, increase local food access, or provide gardening and local foods educational resources to open ECE sites/home learning environments. 501(c)3 nonprofits, private foundations, and public charities; government entities; fiscally sponsored organizations; 501(c)4 social welfare organizations; incorporated organizations with exemption pending; other organizations with qualifying tax status are eligible to apply. To access the application, click here. Questions: Email krystal@farmtoschool.org Deadline: 7/6/2020





Organic Grants

EQIP Organic Initiative


The EQIP Organic Initiative provides financial and technical assistance to organic producers through contracts up to ten years.

Producers must have a USDA National Organic Program Organic Certificate, proof of good standing from a USDA accredited certifying agent, and sell less than $5,000 a year in organic agricultural products or are looking to transition to organic.
For more information and eligibility, click here. To apply, click here.

For further questions, contact:
Chad Cherefko
Assistant Director for Programs
Natural Resources Conservation Services
Phone: (808) 600-2959
Email: Chad.Cherefko@usda.gov




Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund


The Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund offers $1,000-$2,500 grant to organic producers suffering from extreme financial losses. Producers must have certified organic operations and evidence of documentation.

Grantees must submit a progress report six months after receiving a grant.
For more information and to apply, click here. Deadline: 11/20/2020




Organic Certification Cost Share Program


Organic producers and handlers can receive reimbursement for the cost of receiving and maintaining organic certification.

These programs can cover up to 75% of certification costs, up to $750.

There are two organic certification cost share programs:

1) National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (NOCCSP)
•Available to producers and handlers

2) Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) Organic Certification Cost Share Program
•Available to certified organic crop and livestock operators
For more information, click here. To learn more, contact your local Farm Service Agency office. Click here for the FSA directory by county.

For more organic farming resources, click here.




Certified Naturally Grown Grassroots Fund


The Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) Grassroots Fund offers peer-review certification to farmers and beekeepers producing food for their local communities by working in harmony with nature, without relying on synthetic chemicals or GMOs.

This fund waives the minimum $150 dues for CNG certification.

Priority is given to farmers who:
• are in their first three years of operation, or
• are facing unusual hardship like extreme weather, physical injury, recent job loss
• have a track record of meeting CNG requirements in a timely manner (for returning members)
• will benefit from certification
• are recommended by other CNG farmers
• are willing to promote CNG in their local community

To apply, click here.





Agroforestry Grants

USDA National Agroforestry Center Grants


The USDA National Agroforestry Center Grants offers funding for two types of programs:

Planning Projects
The purpose of Planning Projects is to support the development of projects that will either initiate or build upon or expand the efforts of farmers, gardeners, citizens, government officials, schools, and other stakeholders in urban areas and suburbs.

Implementation Projects
The purpose of Implementation Projects is to accelerate existing and emerging models of urban, indoor, and other agricultural practices that serve multiple farmers or gardeners.
For more information, click here. Note:
A webinar on 6/3/2020 from 2-4 EDT will provide an overview of each grant's purpose, project types, eligibility, and basic requirements to submit an application. Register here.

For further questions, contact:
Richard Straight or Kate MacFarland
richard.straight@usda.gov or katherine.macfarland@usda.gov
Technology Transfer Leader
US Forest Service Deadline: 7/6/2020





Conservation Grants

Conservation Innovation Grants


The purpose of Conservation Innovation Grants is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies in agricultural production.
Funds can be used for field testing, on-farm research and demonstration, evaluation, or implementation of conservation related activities.
For more information, click here. Note:
There is a webinar for interested applicants on May 13, 2020 at 3pm EDT. Access the webinar through this link here.

To apply, click here.

For further questions, contact:
Melanie Krizmanich
Grantor
Phone: (202) 572-5805 Deadline: 6/29/2020




Environmental Quality Incentives Program


The Environmental Quality Incentives Program provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers to address natural resource concerns and deliver environmental benefits such as improved water and air quality, conserved ground and surface water, increased soil health and reduced soil erosion and sedimentation, improved or created wildlife habitat, and mitigation against increasing weather volatility. For more information, click here. To apply, contact your local Natural Resources Conservation Service office. Directories found here.




Emergency Conservation Program


The Emergency Conservation Program provides emergency funding and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers to rehabilitate farmland damaged by natural disasters and to implement emergency water conservation measures in periods of severe drought. Cost-share payments are: •Up to 75 percent of the cost to implement approved restoration practices •Up to 90 percent if limited resource producers •Limited to $200,000 per person or legal entity per disaster For more information, click here.

To learn about ECP sign-up periods, check with your local FSA office. A directory can be found here.





CFAP

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program


The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program provides direct support based on actual losses for agricultural producers with impacted prices and market supply chains. These funds can be used to support adjustment, additional marketing costs, and short-term oversupply.

Farms of all sizes and markets that suffered losses of at least 5% are eligible to apply, including crops, livestock, dairy, and specialty crops.

Even if you have applied/received assistance from EIDL and/or PPP, you ARE still eligible for CFAP!

Specialty crop producers new to the USDA direct payment process are especially encouraged to apply!

USDA evaluated commodity specific losses occurring during the January to April time frame for immediate assistance. In addition, near-term adjustment costs and supply disruptions over the next few months were also evaluated to the extent possible for sectors where prices have declined significantly for additional assistance.

Note: FSA programs are not first come, first serve.

There are two funding sources in CFAP:
1) CARES Act: Compensation for losses between mid-January to mid-April 2020, either from price declines or for spoiled specialty crops
2) Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act: Compensation for producers due to ongoing market disruptions
The CFAP application and payment combines CARES Act and CCC funds, though payments will be tracked by type of funding. This means that if you receive funding from each of these programs under CFAP, the USDA will track these funds separately.

Specialty Crops
•A list of eligible specialty crops can be found here.
•To be eligible, applicants must have a 5% or more reduction in sales price between the average for the week of 1/13-1/17 and the average for the week of 4/6-4/10.
•Total payment is based on the volume production sold between 1/15/2020-4/15/2020, the volume of production shipped but unpaid, and the number of acres of production that did not leave the farm/was destroyed/not harvested and could not be sold
•Payments will be based on sales volume during this timeframe multiplied by per-specified payment rate of 80% of the crops’ price change
•For crops that were shipped but spoiled, payments will be based on the volume of these crops times a pre-specified payment rate of 30% of the crops’ sales value
•For products that have not left the farm/mature crops that were unharvested between 1/15-4/15/2020 and will not be sold, payments will be based on the volume of these crops times a pre-specified payment rate of 5.875% of the crops’ value

Livestock
•Cattle, lambs, yearlings, hogs
•Payment is the sum of the producer’s number of livestock sold between 1/15/2020-4/15/2020 multiplied by the payment rates per head plus the highest inventory number of livestock between 4/16-5/14/2020 multiplied by the payment rates per head

Dairy
•Payment is based on a producer’s certification of milk production for the first calendar year 2020 multiplied by 80% of the national price decline during the same quarter plus a national adjustment of 1.014 to each producer’s production in the first quarter to account for increased production in the second quarter multiplied by 25% of the decline in prices as determined by the USDA during the first quarter of the 2020 calendar year

Non-Specialty Crops and Wool
•Malting barley, canola, corn, upland cotton, millet, oats, soybeans, sorghum, sunflowers, durum wheat, hard red spring wheat, wool
•Payments made on inventory held subject to price risk on 1/15/2020
•Payments are 50% of producer’s 2019 total production OR 2019 inventory as of 1/15/2020 (whichever is less) times the commodity’s applicable payment rates

Additional Notes:
•Adjusted gross income cannot be more than $900,000 unless 75% or more of income comes from farming, ranching, or forests-related activities.
•Producers must be in compliance with Highly Erodible Land and Wetland Conservation provisions.

•The maximum payment is $250,000 per person/entity for all commodities combined.
•If you are a corporation, LLC, or limited partnership, you may qualify for more payment if members actively provide at least 400 hours of active personal labor/management for the operation (if so, then the corporate entity can receive up to $500,000 or $750,000, respectively)

•Eggs/layers are not eligible for CFAP.

•If your crop is not on the eligible list but have still suffered a 5%+ price decline between 1/2020-4/2020 and have additional marketing costs because of COVID-19, you can submit comments to provide information about additional commodities. USDA particularly wants to obtain information about nursery products, cut flowers, and aquaculture products. These commodities are not currently eligible for CFAP at the moment, but will be made eligible later in a Notice of Funding Availability. 4% of the CFAP budget ($637M) is for additional commodities identified through this process.

Important Dates:
Applications close on 8/28/2020.
Producers will receive 80% of their maximum total payment upon application approval. The remaining 20% will be paid at a later date if funds remain available. For more information, click here.

To view FAQs (as of 5/14/2020), click here.
To access the CFAP payment calculator, click here. Note that those who use the online calculator tool will be able to print a pre-filled CFAP application, sign it, and submit it to their local FSA office either electronically or via hand delivery through an office drop box.

For detailed information and applicable payment rates for various commodities (page 33-35), click here. Application forms are available now! To access, click here.

As part of applying for the program, you’ll need to contact your FSA county office at your local USDA Service Center to schedule an appointment.

Your local FSA staff will assist you with the application over the phone. To contact your county FSA representative, click here. For an "at-a-glance" infographic, click here.

More Notes:
•Please do not send any personal information to USDA without first initiating contact through a phone call.
•The application will not require an acreage report, and your USDA farm number may not be needed immediately.





 

Nonprofits

Grants

The Healy Foundation


The Healy Foundation offers grant up to $50,000 for nonprofits in Hawaii for projects that address protection of ecosystems, climate change mitigation, reduction of childhood poverty, or youth advocacy and education.

Note:
The board meets four times a year to award grants.
For more information, click here. To apply, submit a Letter of Inquiry on their grant portal here.

For further questions,
email sgeary@thehealyfoundation.org




FEMA Public Assistance Programs


FEMA Public Assistance Programs reimburse eligible applicants for costs associated with emergency protective measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Note:
FEMA assistance will be provided at 75% federal cost share.
To learn more about the specific projects asnd activities funded under FEMA, click here. To apply, fill out the application here. Deadline: Program will remain open for the duration of the Public Health Emergency as declared by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.




Hawaii Community Foundation Resilience Fund


Hawaii Community Foundation is offering grants for projects that address one or more phases of their four-phased approach to community resilience.

The four phases are:
(1) Risk reduction
(2) Rapid relief and response
(3) Recovery and stabilization
(4) Rebuilding resilience
To learn more, click here. To quickly distribute resources, Hawaii Community Foundation has foregone a formal application process. If interested, please email them of your needs at grants@hcf-hawaii.org.




Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production Competitive Grants Program


This grants program is in its first year of existence and is comprised of two projects: Planning Projects Applicants can receive up to $200,000 per single program year or up to $500,000 over three years for planning projects. Planning projects initiate or expand efforts of urban agriculture, including agriculture assessments, the development of business plans and feasibility studies, support for municipal planning, and program development and implementation of agriculture and innovative production in schools. Implementation Projects Applicants can receive up to $100,000 per single program year or up to $300,000 over three years for implementation projects. Implementation projects can increase food production in small urban and indoor spaces, operate community gardens, provide hands-on training in farming, meet specific food and agricultural needs, and provide schools with resources to grow and consume nutritious food and pursue careers in agriculture. Projects should target one or more urban areas, suburbs, or urban clusters where access to fresh foods is limited or unavailable. Projects should include one or more partner organizations to achieve project goals within the target areas. Nonprofits, local governments, and schools that serve any of the grades K-12 are eligible to apply. To view the slides from an informative webinar, click here. To view the full program announcement, click here. For more information and to apply, click here. Deadline: July 6, 2020




Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program


The Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program aims to develop essential community facilities in rural areas.

Community-based non-profit corporations and public bodies may apply. Examples of agricultural-related projects are community gardens, food pantries, community kitchens, food banks, food hubs, and greenhouses.

Note:
Rural areas must have less than 20,000 residents.
Eligible bodies can an apply for low interest direct loans, grants, or a combination of both.

For specific information and funding priorities, click here. If interested, contact:
Brenda Iokepa-Moses
Hawaii State Director
USDA Rural Development
Phone: (808) 933-8305




Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans Grant Program


This program provides up to $250,000 grants for non-profits to increase the number of military veterans gaining knowledge and skills through comprehensive, hands-on and immersive model farm and ranch programs offered regionally that lead to successful careers in the food and agricultural sector. To learn more and apply, click here.

For more information, contact:
Brent Elrod
richard.elrod@usda.gov
(816) 926-2535
National Program Leader
Division of Family & Consumer Services
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Deadline: 6/26/2020




Foreign Market Development Cooperator Program


The Foreign Market Development Cooperator Program provides funding for projects up to 3 years long that contribute to the effective creation, expansion, or maintenance of foreign markets. Applicants need to have a clear, long–term agricultural trade strategy, have the broadest producer representation and affiliated industry participation of the commodity being promoted, and include an effective program time line against which results can be measured at specific intervals using quantifiable product or country goals.

Applicants must be nonprofit U.S. agricultural trade organizations that promote the exports of one or more U.S. agricultural commodities and must not have a business interest in or receive compensation from specific sales of agricultural commodities.
For more information and to apply, click here. Deadline: 6/26/2020




Momentum Fund


The Momentum Fund provides up to $100,000 grants to 501(c)(3) organizations that are managing active COVID-19 funds so these organizations can grow, promote, manage, and sustain their funds. Grants will be given to organizations that serve communities and populations whose health and/or financial situations have been most severely impacted by COVID-19. Note: Applicants must have an active COVID-19 fund of at least $50,000, either pledged, committed, and/or spent that provides funds to other 501(c)(3) organizations. For questions, email: information@momentumfund.org For more information and FAQs, click here. To apply, click here. Deadline: June 18, 2020




Mosaic COVID-19 Rapid Response Infrastructure


Mosaic offers rapid response grants up to $10,000 to nonprofit grassroots organizations whose aim is to protect the environment or pursue environmental justice. Funds can be used for tools and technology, training, and related resources. Note: Applicants must have an annual budget below $500,000 and be accountable to local constituents. For more information, click here. To complete a brief application, click here. For any questions, email: info@mosaicmomentum.org Deadline: The third round deadline is July 2.




Agricultural Water Efficiency Grants


Hawaii Community Foundation hopes to support projects that improve agricultural water use efficiency and provide measurable benefits to the state. Grants up to $50,000 are available for one-year projects, and grants up to $100,000 are available for two-year projects. There are two types of projects they will fund: 1) Water efficiency projects, for the installation of equipment to improve irrigation efficiency/potable water conservation. 2) Water management projects, for the development of a water conservation program/plan or water conservation education program for farmers or agricultural water managers. Nonprofits, state and county governments, public and private agricultural parks, and colleges and universities in Hawaii are eligible to apply. To learn more about the project criteria, preferences, and application instructions, click here. For more information about the Fresh Water Initiative, click here. For questions about this program, contact: Dana Okano Email: dokano@hcf-hawaii.org Phone: (808) 566-5541 Deadline: June 30, 2020




Community Development Block Grant (Hawaii County)


Grants and loans available to public agencies and private nonprofit organizations to prevent, prepare, and respond to COVID-19 impacts with emphasis on public health, housing, economic recovery, and the needs of low- and moderate-income persons. For more information, click here. To access the application, click here for page 1 and here for page 2. Questions: Call (808) 661-8379 Email ohcdcdbg@hawaiicounty.gov





Loans

Water and Waste Disposal Loan Guarantees


This program aims to improve access to clean, reliable water and waste disposal systems for households and rural businesses. These loans can be used for projects relating to drinking water, sewers, waste disposal, storm water disposal, etc.

Nonprofit organizations and state and local governmental entities can apply.
To learn more, click here. To apply, ask your private lender if they participate in USDA loan guarantee programs or contact:
Hawaii and Western Pacific State Office
USDA Rural Development
Phone: (808) 933-8380




HCRC Emergency Loan Program (HELP)


HCRC Emergency Loan Program (HELP) provides short-term bridge loans and term loans between $15,000-$100,000 to non-profits and mission aligned small businesses that are otherwise unable to secure financing but have an immediate need for capital. Funds can be used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, utilities and other operating expenses to allow the organizations to stay open.

Note:
Organizations have to have annual revenue of at least $100,000
Priority is given to organizations that have applied for PPP or EIDL but have been declined or are waiting for a response.

Terms:
•6-month bridge loan that converts to a 42-month term loan for a total of 48 months
•3% fixed interest rate for the 6-month bridge loan period and 5% fixed interest rate for the 42-month loan period
•For profit businesses have to have all individuals with a 20% ownership interest in the organization provide a personal guarantee.
•Non-profits don’t have to provide a personal guarantee if their board of directors is comprised of a majority of independent voting directors.
•Need 2 years of historical financial statements or tax returns and cash flow protection (can be simple or complex)
For more information about eligibility and to apply, click here. For an overview of the program, click here. For further questions,
Chelsea Schull
LISC-HCRC Hawaii Program Officer
help@hcrchawaii.com




Rural Development Guaranteed Loan Program


The Rural Development Guaranteed Loan Program allows guaranteed lenders to approve and make covered loans with 180-day loan payment deferrals until September 30, 2020, without agency approval as long as they notify USDA Rural Development in writing.

Terms:
Loan guarantees are provided to businesses in rural areas only (population less than 50,000 in project location).
Loan terms and loan guarantee percentages vary depending on what the money is used for.
Interest rates will be negotiated between the lender and borrower.
There is a 3% initial guarantee fee.

Note:
For-profit businesses, nonprofits, and cooperatives can apply.

This flexibility applies to:
•Business and Industry Loan Guarantees
•Rural Energy for America Program Loan Guarantees
•Community Facilities Loan Guarantees
•Water and Waste Disposal Loan Guarantees
For more information, click here.
For more specific loan terms, click here. To apply, contact:
Denise M. Salmeron
Hawaii & Western Pacific Business & Cooperative Programs Director
USDA Rural Development
Phone: (808) 933-8323 Deadline: 9/30/2020





 
CONTACTS
Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation

info@hfbf.org

(808) 848-2074

Website

*Hawaii Farm Bureau is connecting farmers with retailers, direct-to-consumer markets, online marketplace and delivery networks, and our own purchase and distribution programs, to help Hawaii producers stay in business and continue to feed our communities. For more information about our programs,  please click here.

Chamber of Commerce Hawaii
USDA Rural Development Hawaii and Western Pacific State Office

Brenda Iokepa-Moses

State Director

(808) 933-8323 (for new/general inquiries)

Website

Kanaka Economic Development Alliance

Kelea Levy

kelea@kanakaeconomy.org

*Able to assist Native Hawaiians with EIDL and PPP applications

Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism

Wayne Thom

CBED Program

wayne.k.thom@hawaiʻi.gov

Website

Hawaii Minority Business Development Agency Center

Dana Hauanio

Director

info@honolulumbdacenter.com

(808) 956-0850

Website

CTAHR Cooperative Extension Services

Savannah
katulski@hawaii.edu

Emilie
ekirk@hawaii.edu

Website

*Savannah is able to provide technical assistance to Kauai ranchers and livestock producers.
*Emilie is able to provide technical assistance to Kauai produce growers.

Hawaii Small Business Development Center

info@hisbdc.org

Click here for the SBDC directory by county. 

Website

*Offers free, confidential business advice
*To register for business advising, click here

SCORE Mentors Hawaii

(808) 547-2700

Website

 

*Mentoring program providing confidential business advice

*To request a mentor, click here

Small Business Administration Hawaii District Office

Jane Sawyer

District Director

hawaiigeneral@sba.gov

(808) 541-2990

Website

SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance

Shannon Mariano

Customer Service Representative
Public Information Office

shannon.mariano@sba.gov

Website

*Shannon is the point of contact for COVID-19 outreach

Business Law Corps

(808) 539-3806 x 0

appointments@htdc.org

Website

*Offers small business owners legal counseling at no-cost (for help on things like choice of entity, business crisis, for-profit corporations, LLCs, partnerships, etc.)
*Appointments every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month for 30 minutes over the phone between 11am-1pm
To schedule appointment, email or call

Accumulus

info@accumulus.co

(808) 369-3121

Website

*Honolulu bookkeeping and CFO firm offering free help with US SBA Loan applications

*When contacting, reference offer from Chamber of Commerce website

Mink Center for Business and Leadership

Noela Napoleon

MCBL Lead Business Counselor

mblc@ywcaoahu.org

(808) 695-2633

Website

 

*Offers business and legal counseling for small businesses at no to low cost by appointment
*To schedule an appointment, click here

HDOA Agricultural Loan Division

Wayne Takamine
(808) 973-9458
wayne.s.takamine@hawaii.gov
Business Loan Officer
HDOA Loan Division


Website

(808) 973-9460 (Oahu, Kauai, Maui)
(808) 933-9975 (Hilo)
(808) 323-7591 (Kona)

The Kohala Center

Eric Bowman
Business Development and Services Integration Coordinator
ebowman@kohalacenter.org

Megan Blazak
Rural Economic Development Supervisor
(808) 313-0904
mblazak@kohalacenter.org

Website

*Offers several financial capitalization services including grant and loan application assistance and help to cooperatives developing their seed capital through equity shares and attracting preferred stock investors

*To contact them for technical assistance, download their intake form here

*To read their business resources page, click here

Hawaii State and Pacific Basin Farm Service Agency

Patrick Lewis

County Executive Director

Pacific Basin FSA Service Center

patrick.lewis@usda.gov

(808) 600-2953 (office)

(808) 443-8777 (cell)

Website

(808) 541-2600 x 2

USDA Hawaii Farm Service Agency

Click here for the FSA directory by county.

Hawaii Cattlemen’s Council, Inc.

office@hicattle.org
(808) 333-6755

Website

*Offering to work through any impacts you are experiencing due to COVID-19. To report impacts, click here.
*
The website has updates with answers to import and export questions and changes to livestock shipping procedures.

 

Go Farm Hawaii

Erik Shimizu
erikms@hawaii.edu
AgBusiness Program
GoFarm Hawaii

Pomai Weigert
cweigert@hawaii.edu
AgBusiness Program
GoFarm Hawaii

General
info@gofarmhawaii.org
(808) 956-3530

Website

 

*Offers services to new and existing agribusinesses to take their company to the next level
*Provides assistance in business management, financial management, marketing, and technical farming
*Interested participants need basic experience with tracking financial information and the ability to communicate over email/zoom/etc. so files can be transferred back and forth.
*For more information and to apply, click here
*Pomai is able to provide consulting services for farmers/ranchers to market their businesses on platforms such as social media.

Agricultural Leadership Foundation of Hawaii

director@agleaderhi.org

(808) 947-2914

Website

*The Agricultural Leadership Foundation of Hawaii is here for the agricultural community during this difficult time. If you need support please reach out and we will do our best to connect you with local resources that can help.
 

Hawaii Center for Food Safety

Lauryn Rego (808) 298-9489 lrego@centerforfoodsafety.org

lauryn.rego@gmail.com

Website

*Hawaii Center for Food Safety is a Maui based organization with statewide membership nearing 11,000. •Can help with communications and organizing farmers and advocates around ag focused legislation.

WEBINARS
 

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Farm Commons COVID-19 Webinars 

Up-to-date webinars specifically for farmers and ranchers to navigate business strategy, loan applications, and government updates during the coronavirus.

 

Click here

Farmers & Ranchers Unemployment Insurance Benefits Webinar

 

A webinar by the Farm Commons covering eligible unemployment insurance benefits for farmers and ranchers. 

 

Click here

HANO Hawaii Webinars

Webinars and other information specifically for nonprofits.

Click here

Pennsylvania Sustainable Agriculture Farming COVID-19 Webinars

 

Up-to-date webinars specifically for farmers and ranchers covering coronavirus-relevant topics.

 

Click here

Save Hawaii Jobs and Businesses Webinars 

A weekly webinar series that provides clarification for PPP and other federal program funding,

 

Click here

Shop Small Hawaii

Provides business resources and tools to the community through free educational workshops, promotions, and special events for community partners.

 

Click here to register your business and receive updates

Farm Answers COVID-19 Library

A library of documents and webinars for farmers to adapt their businesses during COVID-19.

 

Click here

Pro Service Hawaii Business Guide

Extensive business guides and webinars on how to run businesses during a crisis, including a specific webinar for agriculture/farming.
 

Click here

Online Livestock Marketing Webinar Series

This 4-part webinar series, presented by CTAHR, will focus on the direct-to-consumer marketing and sale of animal products using various online platforms and tools.
 

 

To register, click here.

Livestock Pau Hana Talk Story

Livestock Pau Hana is an informal, bi-weekly discussion presented by CTAHR, the Livestock Extension Group, and Hawaii’s Cattlemen’s Council discussing the impacts of COVID-19 and other issues on Hawaii livestock operations.


To register, click here. After you register, you should receive a confirmation email explaining how to join the meeting. After registering, you can use the same link for all future webinars.

Cattlemen’s College Online Campus

The Cattlemen’s College Online Campus is a portal of on-line learning opportunities for those interested in beef product promotion, research, information and related activities financed by the beef checkoff and similar market development investments.

It contains conference sessions, workshops, presentations, and webinars.

 

Click here.

The Kohala Center's Farm Bill Program Funding Webinar

This webinar provides a broad overview for some of the funding options available to farmers, ranchers, and other Hawaii agriculturalists, as well as some best practices for applying to any grant.

Click here

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Maui Economic Development Board COVID-19 Business Assistance Webinar Series

The COVID-19 Business Assistance Series, sponsored by the County of Maui, aims to help small businesses navigate the resources available to them, with clear step-by-step instructions. The webinar on May 14 focused on Agriculture and COVID-19 Loan Relief Programs.

Click here

Setting Up an Online Store Webinar

The University of Kentucky has hosted a webinar that slowly walks farmers through the process of setting up an online Square store. This is especially helpful for those who aren’t tech-savvy! 

 

 

Click Here

 

Farmers Markets Physical Redesign for COVID-19 Mitigation

Presented by Farmers Market Coalition, this webinar focuses on the physical redesign of farmers market spaces and shares examples of how market operators have implemented new practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Click here

Hawaii Coffee Association Webinars

Hawaii Coffee Association is hosting a webinar on June 24th and 25th designed to provide insights into the current state of Hawaii’s and the global coffee industry, and to offer information to help them cope with the current conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Registration link coming soon.

Farmers' Q+A on Unemployment Insurance Webinar 

This webinar answers farmers and ranchers' commonly asked unemployment insurance questions.


Click here

Online Sales Platforms for Farmers Webinar

This webinar, presented by Oregon Tilth, presents alternative ways that farmers and ranchers can markeet their products, including several direct-to-consumer online sales platforms suitable for producers.

Click here

Farmer's Market Best Practices

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Cultivating Success Sustainable Small Farms Education Webinars

This webinar series presents best practices specific to COVID-19 for farm deliveries, CSAs, and farmers markets. There are also webinars on finance, mentorship and direct marketing created just for farmers.

Click here

More webinars coming soon!

More webinars coming soon!

 
ONLINE SALES INFORMATION

Things to Consider When Selling Online

 
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