Grants & Loans For Nonprofits

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Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Sustainable Agricultural Systems

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Applications must focus on approaches that promote transformational changes in the U.S. food and agriculture system. NIFA seeks creative and visionary applications that take a systems approach for projects are expected to significantly improve the supply of affordable, safe, nutritious, and accessible agricultural products, while fostering economic development and rural prosperity in America.

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7/28/22

Pacific Island Area Conservation Innovation Grant

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Conservation Incentive Contracts address priority resource concerns, including sequestering carbon and improving soil health in high-priority areas. Through these contracts, NRCS works with producers to strengthen the quality and condition of natural resources on their operations using management practices, such as irrigation water management, drainage water management, feed management and residue and tillage management that target resource concerns, including degraded soil and water quality, available water, and soil erosion.

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5/2/22

Farmers Market Promotion Program

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This program funds projects that develop, coordinate and expand direct producer-to-consumer markets to help increase access to and availability of locally and regionally produced agricultural products by developing, coordinating, expanding, and providing outreach, training, and technical assistance to domestic farmers markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, agritourism activities, online sales or other direct producer-to-consumer (including direct producer-to-retail, direct producer-to-restaurant and direct producer-to-institutional marketing) market opportunities.

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6/16/22

Strengthening Native Programs & Feeding Families Grant: Round 2

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This grant provides support to Native communities, organizations, and programs addressing community needs with a particular focus on food insecurity. First Nations expects to award 12 tribes or Native-run nonprofits or Native community groups, which are addressing food insecurity through food distribution, with grants averaging $10,000 each annually over four years.

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3/31/22

Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants Program

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This program seeks to strengthen secondary education and two-year postsecondary education in the food and agriculture sciences and promote connections between secondary, two-year postsecondary, and higher education programs in the food and agriculture sciences. Public secondary schools, public or private nonprofit junior and community colleges, institutions of higher education, or nonprofit organizations may apply.

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4/6/22

Makana Aloha Foundation

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Maui

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Makana Aloha supports secular organizations that directly improve the Maui community in the areas of Public Education, the Arts, Healthcare, Animal Welfare and Environmental Conservation. In conservation, they support sustainable energy and agriculture alternatives that help preserve the natural integrity of Maui and its culture.

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The David Lucile & Packard Foundation

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This Foundation provides grants to tax-exempt charitable organizations to conserve and restore ecosystems while enhancing human well-being. Agriculture, Livelihoods, and Conservation is one of their funding priorities. To apply, please submit an inquiry here.

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NOAA Broad Agency Announcement

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This program provides funding for extramural research, innovative projects and sponsorships that address NOAA’s goals of climate adaptation, a weather-ready nation, healthy oceans, and resilient coastal communities and economies. Special projects and programs associated with NOAA’s strategic plan and mission and goals are welcome to apply.

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9/30/23

HCRC Emergency Loan Program (HELP)

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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.

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Feed the Hunger Fund

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Feed the Hunger Fund provides 6.5%-8.5% $5,000-$250,000 loans for anyone involved in the food industry, particularly marginalized communities with sustainable businesses.

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Google Ad Grant

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Google offers up to $10,000 of in-kind advertising on Google Search every month for nonprofits to create text ads through Google for Nonprofits.

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Bank of Hawaii Foundation

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This foundation provides funding for programs and projects which provide significant impact within low and moderate income communities. Projects that focus on community development, human services, education, arts and culture, and other critical need community initiatives will be prioritized.

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Costco Wholesale Grants

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Costco supports 501(c)(3) organizations that support children, education, and/or health and human services. They accept funding requests throughout the year on a rolling basis. Organizations may submit one application per fiscal year.

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Center for Science in the Public Interest Grants

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CSPI is accepting applications for a variety of programs including:

Programs that strengthen the nutrition and public health impacts of SNAP
Programs that ensure healthy, equitable restaurant kids' meals and school meals for all students
Programs that extend restaurant menu disclosures to improve nutritional quality of restaurant purchases

Deadline Varies

HawaiiUSA Foundation Grants

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Nonprofits that focus on improving the lives of the less fortunate and directly impact and support the children of Hawaii are eligible to apply for HawaiiUSA Foundation Grants. Projects should have broad community support and address specific community needs.

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DBEDT Grant Writing Assistance

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DBEDT provides grant writing technical assistance to nonprofit organizations with projects that are readily implementable. Projects must exhibit components that incorporate community economic development benefit and show sustainability with the ability to create and maintain jobs in the community. Grants up to $5,000 are eligible for grant writing technical assistance, provided a cash match of 25% of the technical assistance request.

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The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation’s Small Grants Program

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This Foundation provides grants to small community-based organizations that provide critical services to vulnerable individuals and families. Funding requests can be for operating, program, or capital grants, with the maximum funding amount being $50,000 per year over two years. Proposed projects must align with the foundation’s funding priorities of housing, health (including nutrition and food access), jobs and education.

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Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Foundational and Applied Science Program

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This program supports six priority areas to advance knowledge in both fundamental and applied sciences important to agriculture. The six priority areas are: plant health and production, and plant products; animal health and production, and animal products; food safety, nutrition, and health; bioenergy, natural resources, and environment; agriculture systems and technology; and agriculture economics and rural communities.

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12/31/22

Rural Innovation Stronger Economy Grant Program

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This program supports jobs accelerator partnerships to improve the ability of distressed rural and energy communities to create high wage jobs, accelerate the formation of new businesses, and help rural communities identify and maximize local assets. Grant funds may be used to pay for costs directly related to the purchase or construction of an innovation center located in a rural area; operations of an innovation center including purchase of equipment, office supplies, and administrative costs including salaries directly related to the project; support programs to be carried out at or in direct partnership with job accelerators; reasonable and customary travel expenses directly related to job accelerators and at rates in compliance with 2 CFR 200.474; utilities, operating expenses of the innovation center and job accelerator programs and associated programs; and administrative costs of the grantee not exceeding 10% of the grant amount for the duration of the project.

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4/19/22

Local Food Promotion Program

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This program funds projects that develop, coordinate and expand local and regional food business enterprises that engage as intermediaries in indirect producer to consumer marketing to help increase access to and availability of locally and regionally produced agricultural products.

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6/16/22

Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities

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USDA will support the production and marketing of agricultural commodities that are produced using agricultural (farming, ranching, or forestry) practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions or sequester carbon. Proposals from $5 million to $100 million for the first funding pool.

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6/26/22

SBA Disaster Assistance

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Oahu

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Low-interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to O‘ahu businesses, homeowners, and renters affected by the severe storms, flooding, and landslides from December 5 to 10, 2021. Loans are available to anyone who suffered damages to their home, business, or nonprofit.

T-Mobile Hometown Grant

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T-Mobile is committing up to $25 million over the next 5 years to support small towns across America by funding community projects. Projects are up to $50,000.

The T-Mobile Hometown Grants program will help fund projects to build, rebuild, or refresh community spaces that help foster local connections in your town. For example, this might include the town square pavilion, a historic building, an outdoor park, a ball field, or a library-- every town has places where friends and neighbors connect.

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Fire Prevention Grant Program

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FM Global is pleased to offer financial support to organizations working to combat fire. Through our Fire Prevention Grant Program, fire departments and brigades, as well as national, state, regional, local and community organizations can apply for funding to support a wide array of fire prevention, preparedness and control efforts, including pre-incident planning, fire prevention education/training and arson prevention/fire investigation.

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3/31/22

Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) Grant Program

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This program offers grant assistance to create high-wage jobs and businesses and support industry in low-income rural areas. Funding can be used to build or support a business incubator facility and provide worker training. Priority will be given to projects focused on the development agriculture technologies as a way to strengthen rural economies and create jobs.

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4/19/22

NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative- Education and Workforce Development

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This program focuses on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences. EWD invites applications in five areas: professional development for agricultural literacy; training of undergraduate students in research and extension; fellowships for predoctoral candidates; fellowships for postdoctoral scholars; and a brand-new program for agricultural workforce training. Deadlines vary for each program area; please refer to the RFA for more details.

Deadline Varies

‘Eleu Grants for Disaster Relief and Recovery

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This program provides grants up to $2,500 to fund community disaster response efforts on Hawaii island. Nonprofits providing assistance with food security, among other causes, are eligible to apply.

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McInerny Foundation

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Hawaii

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Supports organizations benefiting the people of Hawaii. Grants are awarded in six major fields: arts and culture, community, education, environment, health and rehabilitation, and human services.

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Rapid Outcomes from Agricultural Research Grants

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This program deploys urgent funding to support research and outreach in response to emerging or unanticipated threats to the nation’s food supply or agricultural systems. FFAR makes rapid grants through ROAR for research related to response, prevention or mitigation of new pests and pathogens. ROAR’s one-year funding fills urgent research gaps until traditional, longer-term funding can be secured.

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Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative Grant

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Supporting the outdoor enthusiast, the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative’s mission is to provide practical support for efforts that promote safe, responsible use of OHVs, educate the public on proper recreational land use and wildlife conservation practices, and protect appropriate and sustainable access to public lands.

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Safeway Nourishing Neighbors Grant

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Nonprofits that work in hunger, youth and education, veteran services, health and human services, and diversity and inclusion may apply for $1,000-$2,500 of funding under the Safeway Nourishing Neighbors Grant.

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Atherton Family Foundation Grant

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The Foundation makes grants for projects that benefit the people of Hawai`i. The Foundation currently funds in the following areas: arts, culture, and humanities; community development; education; environment; health; human services; spiritual development; and youth development. Applicants must have 501(c)(3) public charity status or must apply through a fiscal sponsor with 501(c)(3)public charity status.

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Western IPM Center Special Issues Grant

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This Center offers special issues grants up to $5,000 for time-sensitive one-year integrated pest management projects that cannot wait until the next regular grant cycle.

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EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs

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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.
2) The EDA’s Economic Adjustment Assistance program accepts applications for projects in rural and urban areas that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects.

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American Rescue Plan Technical Assistance Investment to Benefit Underserved Farmers, Ranchers and Forest Landowners

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This program will provide, at a minimum, a $25 million investment of American Rescue Plan funds, with awards normally ranging from $500,000 to $3.5 million for a five-year cooperative agreement. There is no anticipated overall maximum funding level. Applications are encouraged from partnerships and collaborations that are led by domestic nonprofit organizations and accredited public and nonprofit institutions of higher education with specialized expertise and a proven track record in working with underserved agricultural producers and/or the specific content for technical assistance.

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6/1/22

Regional Food System Partnerships

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This program supports partnerships that connect public and private resources to plan and develop local or regional food systems. The program focuses on strengthening the viability and resilience of regional food economies through collaboration and coordination.

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5/16/22

Senate Appropriations Requests

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4/6/22

WaterSMART Cooperative Watershed Management Program Phase I Grants

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States, irrigation districts, water districts, local governmental entities, non-profit organizations, Existing Watershed Groups, and local and special districts (e.g., irrigation and water districts, county soil conservation districts) are invited to submit proposals for Phase I activities to develop a watershed group, complete watershed restoration planning activities, and design watershed management projects.

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3/31/22

Nutrien Grants

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Nutrien supports community initiatives that are aligned with their goals of sustainable agriculture and food solutions, environmental footprint, and diversity and inclusion. They hope to invest in places where Nutrien does business- Nutrien has a location in Hilo.

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Emergent Fund

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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.

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ReFED COVID-19 Waste Solutions Fund

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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.

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Legacy Land Conservation Program

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This program provides grants to community organizations and government agencies that strive to purchase and protect land that shelters exceptional, unique, threatened and endangered resources. This program purchases land and conservation easements and pays the debt service on state financial instruments for the protection of multiple resources including agricultural land. State agencies, counties and nonprofit land conservation organizations many apply. A 25% match is required.

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Rural Economic Development Loan & Grant Program

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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. Applications must be submitted by 9/30/2020 (for the first quarter) or 12/31/2020 (for the second quarter) no later than 4:30 pm to Hawaii’s USDA Rural Development State Office.

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Target’s Local Store Giving Grants

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Nonprofits, accredited schools, and government agencies can request Target Gift Card donations. The average donation is $25-$50 with a maximum of $500 per year.

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Cornell Douglas Foundation

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The Cornell Douglas foundation aims to provide small grants to organizations that advocate for environmental health and justice, encourage stewardship of the environment, and further respect for the sustainability of its resources. This grant program provides $15,000-$50,000 grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

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C&C of Honolulu Household Hardship Relief Fund Program

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This program offers up to $2,000 per month plus $500 additional per month financial relief to Oahu households facing hardship due to COVID-19. Eligible uses include rent, mortgage, certain utilities, a DHS-recognized childcare providers.

Deadline TBD

Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program

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This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area.

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Clif Family Foundation Operational Support Grants

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Provides operational support for non profit programs that strengthen our food system, enhance equitable community health outcomes and safeguard our environment and natural resources. Applications are reviewed three times a year; the deadlines are February 1, June 1, and October 1.

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Harold K.L. Castle Foundation

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The Harold K.L. Castle Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations working in one or more of our three strategic priority areas in Hawai’i: Public Education Redesign and Enhancement (pre-K – 12th grade), Nearshore Marine Resource Conservation (for waters surrounding the main Hawaiian Islands), Strengthening the Communities of Windward Oahu.

Rolling Deadline

Frances R. Dewing Foundation

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This foundation funds projects related to early childhood education, specifically for children 6th grade and below. 501(c)(3) organizations may apply for grants that directly benefit children. Previously awarded projects include the creation of an outdoor classroom, an urban wildlife curriculum summer camp, and a hands-on discovery zone. This fund does not support grants for operating expenses, capital campaigns, scholarship, or general funds. Applications are reviewed two times a year: April 1 and October 1.

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