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IFundWomen Universal Grant Application

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Grant/Loan Information

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Addressing the Impacts of Multiple Stressors on Shellfish Aquaculture through Research/Industry Partnerships

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Federal

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

The National Sea Grant Office and the Ocean Acidification Program are seeking applications that establish, continue, and expand collaborations between researchers and the shellfish aquaculture industry. Projects should utilize new or existing research or industry partnerships to study how ocean and coastal acidification in combination with other stressors impacts shellfish aquaculture. Project funding is expected to range between $100,000-$300,000 per year for 1-3 years. Institutes of higher education, nonprofits, commercial organizations, and state and local governments may apply.

Deadline

3/16/2021

Community Wood Energy and Wood Innovation Program

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Federal

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

This grant provides funding to install a thermally led community wood energy system or build an innovative wood product facility. The goal of this program is to support forest health and stimulate the local economy by expending renewable wood energy use and innovative wood products manufacturing capacity. Projects must be shovel ready, and this grant can only cover up to 35% of total capital costs. A webinar on 11/10 @ 8 am will provide more information about this program. Nonprofits, local and state governments, businesses, companies, corporations, institutions of higher education and special purpose districts are welcome to apply.

Deadline

2/3/2021

NOAA Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I

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Federal

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

This program invites small science and technology-based firms to submit research proposals relating to NOAA’s three research priorities: enhancing US weather and water prediction capabilities, building the domestic aquaculture and marine life economy, and increasing innovation in data collection from space. Awards are up to $150,000 for a six month period. See here for more details.

Deadline

1/13/2021

Hawaii Energy Relief Grant

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Private

Statewide

Grant/Loan Information

The Hawaii Energy Relief Grant may cover up to 100% of total project costs (up to $25,000 per application) of an energy efficiency project. The grant award will be disbursed after project completion after all required documentation has been submitted, verified and approved by Hawai‘i Energy. Small businesses and nonprofits are welcome to apply.

Deadline

11/30/2020

Holomua Hawaii Program

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Local

Hawaii

Grant/Loan Information

This program funds up to $10,000 in one-time reimbursements to businesses, sole proprietors and nonprofits in Hawaii County. COVID-19 related business interruption costs from 3/23/2020 are eligible. Interested applicants can view the program FAQs here, and apply through the participating federal credit unions.

Deadline

12/30/2020

COVID-19 Hardship Relief Program

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Local

Oahu

Grant/Loan Information

The C&C of Honolulu offers up to $2,000 per month in financial relief to Oahu households facing economic hardship due to COVID-19. Applicants should have no more than $10,000 in liquid assets and income should be 100% AMI or below.

Deadline

TBD

Kahiau Rural Business Development Microloan Program

Loan

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Private

Hawaii

Grant/Loan Information

Kahiau Rural Business Development Microloan Program offers technical assistance and $2,000-$15,000 2% interest loans for businesses to help them develop and build a network. Businesses must have a Native Hawaiian or kama`āina owner/operator and be located on Hawaii Island or Molokai.

Deadline

Until funds are depleted

SBA Express Bridge Loans

Loan

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Federal

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

SBA Express Bridge Loans are for small businesses who already have a relationship with an SBA Express Lender to meet urgent cash needs while waiting for EIDL disbursement. Businesses can access up to $25,000 with less paperwork and a loan term of up to 7 years.

Deadline

TBD

Other SBA Loans

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Federal

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

SBA offers numerous other loans, including their: 

•7(a) Program for working capital, expansion/renovation, new construction, etc. 

•Express Loan Program 

•Community Advantage Loan Pilot Program for small businesses in underserved markets and mission-based lenders 

•504 Loan Program for economic development and job creation/retention 

•Microloans for working capital, supplies, machinery and equipment, fixtures

Deadline

TBD

Feed the Hunger Fund

Loan

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Private

Statewide

Grant/Loan Information

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.

Deadline

Year Round

Small Business Relief and Recovery Fund

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Local

Oahu

Grant/Loan Information

Businesses, nonprofits, and sole-proprietors with up to $2 million in annual revenue can now apply for this reimbursement program, and businesses with $2-5 million in annual revenue can apply to this program starting October 1. This program provides one-time reimbursements for up to $20,000 in expenses. Businesses that have previously applied can reapply for the remainder of the $20,000. Agricultural businesses are eligible pending an assessment of their TMK/lease of TMK associated with their business operation. Commercial fishermen can also apply for a maximum of $2,500 for qualified expenses. Examples of eligible expenses include rent, utilities, payroll, and physical distancing measures.

Deadline

TBD

Rural Business Development Grant

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Federal

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

The Rural Business Development Grant provides technical assistance and training for small rural businesses with fewer than 50 new workers and less than $1M in gross revenue. There is no maximum grant amount. Towns, communities, state agencies, nonprofits, and institutes of higher education may apply.

Deadline

Unclear

Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative

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Federal

Federal

Grant/Loan Information

This program provides funding for projects that enhance the ability of producers and processors who have already adopted organic standards to grow and market high quality organic agricultural products. This program is particularly interested in projects that emphasize research, education and outreach that assists farmers and ranchers with whole farm planning by delivering practical research-based information. State agricultural experiment stations, colleges and universities, other research institutions and organizations, private organizations, foundations or corporations, and individuals may apply.

Deadline

1/14/2021

American Agri-Women Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarships

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Private

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

Two scholarships of $1,000 each are available to any farm, ranch, or agribusiness woman or her daughter. These funds may be used go pursue accredited courses directly related to agriculture.

Deadline

3/1/2021

Wood Innovations Funding Opportunity

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Federal

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

This grant provides funding for projects that will substantially expand and accelerate wood products and wood energy markets throughout the US to support forest management needs on National Forest System and other forest lands. The maximum for each award is usually $250, and a 100% match is required. A webinar on 11/10 at 8 am will provide more information. For-profit entities, state and local governments, school districts, not-for-profit organizations, and institutions of higher education are welcome to apply.

Deadline

1/20/2021

Risk Management Education for Producers Underserved by Crop Insurance Grants Program

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Federal

Western States

Grant/Loan Information

This program provides funding to help producers that are underserved by crop insurance understand and implement methods and tools that mitigate operating risk. Projects should include training activities that will help producers take specific actions to generate measurable results. Examples of eligible activities include record keeping, financial literacy, crop insurance education or marketing. Public or private organizations with experience in agricultural education or related training may apply for up to $100,000 of funding.

Deadline

11/19/2020

Maui Micro Business Loan Program

Loan

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Local

Maui

Grant/Loan Information

The Maui Chamber of Commerce provides 0% interest emergency and working capital loans of $7,500-$25,000 to businesses in Maui County with 10 or fewer employees during the pandemic. The goal of the program is to serve as many small, economically disadvantaged businesses. In addition to loan funding, recipients will also Gian access to business development resources, auxiliary programs and mentorship.

Deadline

TBD

PPE Supply Chain Innovation Grants

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Private

Statewide

Grant/Loan Information

This program provides up to $500,000 grants to Hawaii small businesses with fewer than 50 employees to help establish a local supply chain of cleaning supplies and PPE, including hand sanitizer. There are two sessions on 8/24 (at 8:30 am and 1:00 pm) with more information.

Deadline

TBD

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative- Foundational and Applied Science

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Federal

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

This program provides grants to six priority areas to advance knowledge in fundamental and applied sciences important to agriculture. The priority areas are:

•Plant Health and Production/Plant Products

•Animal Health and Production/Animal Products

•Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health

•Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and Environment

•Agriculture Systems and Technology

•Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities

Deadline

7/29/2021

Export Assistance Loan Programs

Loan

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Federal

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

The SBA offers various loan programs to assist small businesses interested in exporting their products.

Deadline

Year Round

Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism Loans

Loan

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State

Statewide

Grant/Loan Information

Small businesses can receive loans up to $25,000 from both the HDOA and the HDBEDT. Loans may be used for: 

•Start-up costs, working capital 

•Construction or improvement of facilities 

•Purchase of equipment 

•Payment of production and marketing expenses including materials, labor and services

Deadline

TBD

Hawaii Community Foundation Resilience Fund

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Private

Statewide

Grant/Loan Information

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

Deadline

TBD

Emergent Fund

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Private

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

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.

Deadline

Year Round

Immigrants Rising Grants

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Private

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

Immigrants Rising’s Entrepreneurship Fund provides up to $2,000 grants to undocumented entrepreneurs working to create positive social change. Grantees will be offered support and guidance from professional advisors, join a national network of undocumented freelancers and entrepreneurs, and get social media exposure for their projects. Projects must create positive social change and must be designed and led by undocumented young people.

Deadline

Rolling Basis

Mãlama Business Loans

Loan

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State

Statewide

Grant/Loan Information

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs offers $2,500-$100,000 loans with a 4% APR and up to a 7-year term. Loans can be used for working capital or to establish or build upon a small business. Applicants must be of Native Hawaiian ancestry, State of Hawaii residents, have a credit score of 600 or greater, and be US citizens. Businesses must have an income-to-debt ratio of 45% or less, and must be registered and in good standing with DCCA.

Deadline

none

Recreational Fisheries Competition for the Pacific Islands

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Federal

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

This competition supports recreational and non-commercial fishing projects in the Pacific Island Region that improve sustainable fishing opportunities, maintain stability of fish stocks, and protect cultural fishing traditions. Individuals, institutes of higher education, nonprofits, commercial organizations, and state and local governments may apply.

Deadline

1/27/2021

Hawaii Business Pivot Grant

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State

Statewide

Grant/Loan Information

This program is comprised of three elements: a grant, an online marketplace, and workshops and technical assistance. The online marketplace is open to any business in Hawaii with a GET license or DCCA Certificate of Good Standing. The application can be found here. The pivot grant provides reimbursements of up to $10,000 to businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 100 employees that have had to adjust to marketplace changes due to COVID-19. Businesses must have suffered economic injury, must operate in a physical commercial space or have a TMK associated with their business operation location, and have ben in business prior to 3/20/2020. Business owners must also be residents of Hawaii. Eligible expenses are broken down into categories: new product or service, new market, new marketing and sales channel, re-branding or re-positioning, physical distancing measures, and process improvement, automation and retraining. Finally, this program provides technical assistance, workshops, training and consultant resources to help businesses pivot their operations. The dates of these upcoming webinars from 10/26-11/16 can be found here, and the Marketplace section here can be used to find business consultants. For any questions, call (808) 657-3495 or email hawaiibizpivot@cochawaii.org.

Deadline

11/23/2020

Farm to School Grants

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Federal

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

This program provides grants and technical assistance to schools, small businesses, nonprofits, government entities, and more to improve access to local foods in schools. $20,000-$100,000 planning, implementation, and training grants are available. A 25% of cash or in-kind contributions is required.

Deadline

1/8/2021

Extension Risk Management Education Competitive Grants Program

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Western States

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

Organizations with a demonstrated capacity to develop and deliver outcome-based risk management education and training programs to agricultural producers and their families are welcome to apply for up to $50,000 of funds. These funds may be used to educate agricultural producers about risk management activities, including farm financial benchmarking, business planning and technical assistance, market assessment, and more. The goal of this program is to help producers learn and use tools that can help reduce the effects of factors outside their control such as weather, yields, credit, global markets, and more.

Deadline

11/19/2020

PPE Funding

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State

Statewide

Grant/Loan Information

The Hawaii State Legislature will provide private or independent medical and dental practices, small hospitals, child, adult or foster care facilities, small businesses, and nonprofits in Hawaii with free PPE. Locally available supplies will be distributed quickly, but it may take up to three months to receive your full order.

Deadline

TBD

Hawaii County CARES Act Assistance

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Local

Hawaii

Grant/Loan Information

Small businesses and nonprofits with 50 or fewer employees may apply through participating credit unions for $10,000 grants to support core operations, safe ongoing and reopening costs, PPE, and training and technical assistance.

Deadline

TBD

Pacific Gateway Center’s Job Creation through Agriculture Program

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Private

Statewide

Grant/Loan Information

This program helps both new and existing agricultural enterprises on Oahu and Hawaii Island by providing access to farmland and micro-loans for low-income farmers, start-up assistance including business plan, promotion and marketing assistance, and education and training on topics such as food safety and regulatory requirements. Language assistance and guidance is also available.

Deadline

Year Round

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

Loan

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Federal

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) provides working capital loans of up to $2M for small businesses to overcome temporary loss of revenue due to COVID-19. As of April 13, EIDL now includes farm and ranch businesses with fewer than 500 employees, aquaculture, nurseries, and agricultural cooperatives. If agricultural businesses applied to EIDL before EIDL was opened to agricultural businesses, applications will be processed without businesses having to reapply.

Deadline

12/16/2020

Federal Reserve Main Street Lending Program

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Federal

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

The Federal Reserve Main Street Lending Program is offered by the Federal Reserve to help banks give money more freely by purchasing a large portion of loans from banks. This program helps businesses maintain payroll and retain workers through the pandemic. This program is available to any business that has less than 15,000 employees and/or annual revenues under $5 billion.

Deadline

TBD

HCRC Emergency Loan Program (HELP)

Loan

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Local

Statewide

Grant/Loan Information

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.

Deadline

TBD

Opportunity Fund

Loan

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Private

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

The Opportunity Fund is a US-based nonprofit organization that provides financing and microloans from $2,600 to $250,000 to underserved small-business owners.

Deadline

Year Round

GoFundMe Small Business Relief Fund

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Private

Nationwide

Grant/Loan Information

GoFundMe will give $500 to businesses that raise at least $500 on their platform. Crowdfunding is a type of fundraising where organizations can ask the public for support. It begins with businesses sharing their stories and asking their audience to donate or invest in their business.

Deadline

Until funds are depleted

Hua Kanu Business Loan

Loan

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State

Statewide

Grant/Loan Information

The Hua Kanu Business Loan Program provides $200,000-$1,000,000 loans to Native Hawaiian-owned businesses. The loan has a 7-year term at 4% APR. The loan may be used for working capital or to purchase equipment or inventory.

Deadline

none

808.729.1676

PO Box 700489 | Kapolei, HI 96709

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