Ag entrepreneurs sought to make proposal for grants
O'ahu farmers, ranchers and agricultural entrepreneurs can get up to $50,000 in grants for projects from the O'ahu Resource Conservation and Development Council.
A two-page proposal to "sell" the project to a steering committee is due April 5. Finalists will have to submit a more detailed request.
Example of projects funded in the past include $6,000 to install fish tanks, $35,000 to clear agriculture land, $13,000 to upgrade irrigation, $47,000 for processing equipment and $21,000 for a greenhouse.
Awardees are required to provide at least 20 percent of the cost of their projects.