Oahu farmers invited to apply for grants
Oçahu farmers, ranchers and agricultural entrepreneurs can get up to $50,000 in grants for projects from the Oçahu 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. Obtain the proposal form from www.oahurcd.org or e-mail Oçahu RC&D at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 483-8600, ext. 122.