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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, March 1, 2010

Ag entrepreneurs sought to make proposal for grants

Advertiser Staff

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.

Obtain the proposal form from www.oahurcd.org or e-mail O'ahu RC&D at admin@oahurcd.org or call 483-8600, ext. 122.