Insured/Guaranteed and Participation Loans
The State of Hawaii, Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Loan Division administers the Agricultural Loan Program and the Aquaculture Loan Program. The intent of the programs is to help promote agricultural and aquacultural development of the State by providing credit at reasonable rates and terms to qualifying individuals or entities. Through the establishment of a revolving loan fund, credit is made available by supplementing private lender sector loan funds or by providing direct funding.
Considered a “lender of last resort”, the program is not intended to compete with private sector lenders. Prospective applicants must inquire with and be denied credit from private sector lenders prior to filling an application. In addition, prospective applicants must fulfill applicable eligibility requirements. Applicants that are not able to obtain denials from the private lending sector may inquire with the private lender on the possibility of utilizing the insured/guaranty and/or participation loan facilities.
Agricultural Loan Division Fact Sheets
Fact sheets describing the various types of loans are provided below. Prospective borrowers are urged to review the fact sheets to ensure that they are able to meet eligibility requirements prior to applying for a loan.
Alternative Energy Loan Program – Newly established loan program for agriculture-related renewable energy projects.
- Emergency Loan Program – For farm damage due to high winds, heavy rain and flooding or other market disruptions
The application process requires the completion of forms and submittal of all applicable documents listed on the application form. Loan applications may be downloaded here or obtained from any Agricultural Loan Division Office listed below.
Prior to obtaining and completing the loan application, it is recommended that you meet with or call one of our loan officers. They are available to assist you in determining your eligibility for the loan program, address your questions, and provide guidance through the application process.
Oahu: 1428 South King Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
Telephone: (808) 973-9460
- Hilo: 75 Aupuni Street #104
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Telephone: (808) 933-9977
- Kona Civic Center
82-6130 Mamalahoa Highway, Captain Cook, Hawaii 96704
Telephone: (808) 323-7591
Kauai: Telephone: 274-3141, extension 39460 (Toll Free)
Maui: Telephone: 984-2400, extension 39460 (Toll Free)
Molokai: Telephone: 1-800-468-4644, extension 39460 (Toll Free)
This list of funding sources is solely based on public information already disseminated by the listed entities. It is a collection put together to facilitate a one-stop access to such agricultural-related funding sources.