Farm Progress is part of the divisionName Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Serving: MI
barn and silo with corn field in foreground
GRANTS: The Rural Development Fund grants are available for projects addressing expansion and sustainability of land-based industries.

Grant program offered for rural, land-based projects

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is accepting proposals until Oct. 29.

A competitive grant program is being offered through the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to promote the sustainability of land-based industries and support infrastructure benefiting rural communities in Michigan.     

The Rural Development Fund grants are available for projects addressing expansion and sustainability of land-based industries; worker training related to land-based industries; and energy, transportation, housing, communications, water and wastewater infrastructure to benefit rural communities and micropolitan statistical areas.

Land-based industries include food and agriculture, forestry, mining, oil and gas production, and tourism. Eligible counties include those with a population of no more than 60,000 residents or micropolitan statistical areas. For a complete list of eligible counties, visit michigan.gov/mdardgrants.

The proposals will be evaluated through a competitive process. The maximum limit on project grant fund requests is $100,000. The total allotment of funding for the current year is about $1.4 million. All proposals require at least a 30% cash match. Applicants for grant funds will be asked to describe how the project will affect and produce measurable outcomes for rural communities.

Those interested in applying for the grant program should visit michigan.gov/mdardgrants to view the application and program guidelines.

Any additional communications concerning this request for proposal should be sent to mda-grants@michigan.gov. Proposals must be received at the email above no later than 3 p.m. Oct. 29. 

Source: Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.
Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish