The Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Development Division, is seeking proposals – Specialty Crop Grant Program 2011

Specialty Crop Grant Program 2011

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture is accepting requests for proposals (RFP) for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.  The deadline for proposals is May 9, 2011.

To view the announcement for the RFP, click here.

To view the Request for Proposals, click here.

For more information, contact: Sue Sakamoto at 973-9576 or e-mail:

Pursuant to Chapter 103D, Hawaii Revised Statutes
The Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Development Division, is seeking proposals in response to a Request for Proposals RFP-11-01-ADD.
The purpose of this RFP is to administer a competitive grant process to award federal funds totaling $351,000 in 2011. The primary goal in this grant program for the HDOA is to support projects that could provide the highest measurable benefits or return-on-investment to the specialty crop segment in Hawaii. To be eligible for a grant, projects must solely enhance the competitiveness of Hawaii grown specialty crops in either the domestic or foreign markets.
One original signed copy and an additional electric copy in word format to be emailed to of each Proposal shall be received at the Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Development Division located at 1428 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814-2512 no later than 4:30 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time on Monday, May 9, 2011. Timely receipt of Proposals shall be evidenced by the date and time registered by the ADD office time stamp clock. Proposals received after the deadline of 4:30 p.m. H.S.T. shall not be processed by staff or reviewed by the evaluation committee. Offerors are strongly encouraged to submit completed and signed proposals using overnight mail or delivery service to ensure timely receipt by HDOA. Any proposals received by the United States Postal Service (USPS) or any other carrier service AFTER the 4:30 p.m. deadline results in an automatic rejection.
For further information, interested parties are encouraged to contact the Agricultural Development Division. Attention: Administrator or Sue Sakamoto, Telephone: (808) 973-9576; Facsimile: (808) 973-9590.; Email:
Procurement Notice posted on Wednesday, April 6, 2011.