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Maui County Ag Micro-Grants are open

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How to get a USDA loan to start your farm

National Farm Bill of 2018

The Bill enhances USDA Rural Development’s (RD) ability to support and promote rural prosperity. Title VI provides assistance to rural communities for improving rural health outcomes, particularly in the areas of rural broadband; community and economic development program planning, coordination, and implementation; water and waste disposal and wastewater treatment facilities; as well as rural energy, electrification and cybersecurity. RD stakeholders will also find benefit from Title X (Energy) and Title XII (Misc). The 2018 Farm Bill impacts delivery and management of these critical programs and provides guidance and some funding for the agencies’ efforts.

Copy of the Farm Bill of 2018

Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program

What kinds of funding 

are available?

Grants & Low interest direct loans

A combination of the two above, as well as our loan guarantee program. These may be combined with commercial financing to finance one project if all eligibility and feasibility requirements are met.

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Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program

What does this program do?

This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area, and does not include private, commercial or business undertakings.

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Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program

How may funds be used?

Funds can be used to purchase, construct, and / or improve essential community facilities, purchase equipment and pay related project expenses.

Once the loan is approved, the interest rate is fixed for the entire term of the loan, and is determined by the median household income of the service area and population of the community

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2021 Grant Forms Now Available

OED provides grants for programs, projects, and events for a wide range of activities within the County of Maui. 

The new FY 2021 OED grant application, a newly revised Grants Handbook, Letter of Inquiry instructions, 

and all grant forms are now available. 

FY20 Grant Award Packet

Grant Application Guide Video

FY21 Grant Application Form

Shane Sinenci on Agricultural Diversification in Maui County

June 13, 2020

Story Connective  

The Farmerʻs Voice Hawaiʻi

Story Connective Podcast

Learn on your own resources

Some of us learn in school, some learn through experience.

We all prefer to do the same things, different ways.

Thatʻs ok.  Thatʻs what makes us unique.

So below this area, you will find resources to handle your path.

I am running for office

to clear the path of obstacles & empower the 

Voice of the People

to build better futures together

I donʻt know why people in positions of power continue to empower the big corporations as though foreign investments represent our community

those corporations represent $10/hr

This page represents your familyʻs self-sustenance

Letʻs build an internalized economy for our childrenʻs futures.

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Banana Forum

Health Benefits of


the medical perspective


Local &



Agribusiness Land Application

Banana Diseases


How they help the environment

CTHAR: Farm Food Safety Certification

Soil Health Institute

Hawaiʻi Department of Agriculture

Maui County

Agricultural Resources &


Banana Handbook

Health Benefits of Dragonfruit:

the medical perspective


Sustainable &




Hawaiʻi Agribusiness Newsletter

Have you ever thought about Vermicomposting Toilets?

Humanure Handbook

has a lot of information here, in this link

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