HDOA is accepting applications for the 2021 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Fiscal Year.

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) Market Development Branch is currently accepting applications for the 2021 FY 2021 Special Block Gift Program. HDOA will award $ 500,000 to Hawaii Special Proposal This additional funding was provided by the US Congress due to the impact of the CVD-19 diet. Under the program, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has allocated financial support to each state based on the price of special crops grown in the state.

Specific crops described by the USAA include fruits and vegetables, nuts, dried fruits, vegetables, and seedlings (including flowering). Most of Hawaii’s unique agriculture is under this unique crop name. Qualified plants must be cultivated or cultivated by humans for food, medicinal purposes and / or satisfaction in order to be considered a special crop.

The main goal of this support program is to support projects that can provide maximum measurable benefits or to return investment to the Hawaii Special Crop Unit. Projects should increase the competitiveness of specialty crops in Hawaii, both at home and abroad. Prioritizes projects that measure the production and / or consumption of specialized crops and / or projects that promote the development of beginner crops and organic operations.

Information on the Proposal Request (RPF22-06-MDB) is available at the State Procurement Office website at hands.ehawaii.gov. Application deadline is June 24, 2022 at noon.

Last year, HDOA awarded 430,600 to 10 projects for coffee, flower marketing, T-leaf propaganda, food security training program and a variety of fruit and vegetable projects, including tarodon, for a total of 430,600 to 10 projects. , Amazing, Cocoa, Chinese and Mustard Cabbage, and Tomatoes.

More information about the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program is available at https://www.ams.usda.gov/services/grants/scbgp.

For more information, visit:
Janel Saneishi
Hawaii Department of Agriculture
Phone: +1 (808) 973-9560

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