HILO, Hawaii — The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development is seeking applications for the Rural Business Development Grant program, Christopher Kanazawa, the state director for Hawaii and the Western Pacific, announced on Dec. 15. The grants are available to public bodies, nonprofit organizations and federally recognized tribal groups to finance and facilitate various business opportunity or business enterprise projects that serve rural areas.
The program can assist with targeted technical assistance, such as marketing and feasibility studies and business plans, purchasing equipment for small and emerging businesses, creating a revolving loan fund and supporting rural distance learning programs . . .
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