Compost Reimbursement Program 2023

Posted on Dec 19, 2022 in Main

The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) Plant Industry Division is accepting applications for the Compost Reimbursement Program for Fiscal Year 2023, which may reimburse agricultural producers (including farming and landscaping operations) for the cost of purchasing compost, including transportation costs.

Act 302 was passed by the State Legislature during the 2022 legislative session and Gov. David Ige released funds totaling $500,000 on Nov. 30, 2022. Farming operations may apply for reimbursement of up to 50 percent of cost of compost purchased between July 1, 2022 and May 1, 2023. Reimbursements under this program are not to exceed $50,000 per qualified purchaser.

Program contact:
Plant Industry Division
[email protected]
(808) 973-9530

To view the Compost Reimbursement Program Fact Sheet, go to:
To download the Application Form (Form A), click here
To download the invoice log sheet (Form B), click here
To view the Department of Health’s Regulated Commercial Composting Facilities, click here