The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is now accepting applications for its latest round of value-added grants.
The Value-Added Grant Program is designed to help retain, expand, attract or develop agricultural processing in Michigan through targeted investments in technology and equipment, feasibility studies, healthy food access, regional food systems, and urban agriculture. Grant proposals must be received by 3 p.m. April 2.
The maximum grant award eligible is $125,000 per proposal. Each project will require a minimum 30% match. The value-added proposals will be evaluated through a competitive selection process. Applicants for grant funds will be asked to describe how the project will affect and produce measurable outcomes for Michigan’s food and agriculture industry.
Those interested in applying should visit michigan.gov/mdardgrants to view the application and grant guidelines.
Any communications concerning this request for proposal should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals must be received via email at email@example.com no later than 3 p.m. April 2. Proposals received after 3 p.m. will not be considered.
For more information about MDARD’s grant programs, visit michigan.gov/mdardgrants.