MEO’s Agriculture Micro Grants Program

The Agriculture Micro Grants Program will allow operating farms on Maui, Molokai and Lanai to qualify for grant funds up to $25,000 that will have a direct impact on the availability of:

local produce
local livestock and poultry
and other products
while increasing the farm’s capacity, productivity, name recognition and income.

Requirements:

Operating farms throughout Maui County (crops, livestock, poultry and products)
GET License to conduct business in Hawaii as of July 1, 2020
Provide a copy of their IRS Schedule F form filed for 2019
Business owners and any partners are Maui County residents for a minimum of one year prior to date of application
Preference shall be given to socially disadvantaged farming applicants such as women and Native Hawaiians, and to food-producing farm businesses that operate on less than an aggregate of 12 acres within Maui County who meet the above mentioned criteria,

Grant funds will be approved for one or more of the following:

Expand farm yield capacity and production
Improve safety and health practices
Increase business acumen
Adopt or increase utilization of technology
Adopt or increase business visibility through marketing efforts
No funds will be distributed directly to the farmer. Payment will be made to the vendors providing the service, product or equipment to achieve the program goals and objectives.

Framers receiving grants must provide a report 90 days after receipt of grant documenting goals and objectives were met.

For more information on this program email bdcinfo@meoinc.org or call 249-2990 and ask for David Daly.

Click here to find the link to the program website for more information:
http://www.meoinc.org/content/5f7bc466c3380/Agriculture_Micro_Grants_Program.html

Click here to go directly to the program application:

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