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Grants available for value-added and regional food systems

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GRANTS: The Value-Added & Regional Food Systems Grant Program is designed to help retain, expand, attract or develop agricultural processing in Michigan through targeted investments.
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development will accept proposals until 3 p.m. March 18.

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is now accepting applications for its latest round of value-added and regional food systems grants.

The Value-Added & Regional Food Systems 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. March 18.

The maximum grant award eligible is $100,000 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 impact and produce measurable outcomes for Michigan’s food and agriculture industry.

MDARD is accepting proposals intended to help expand value-added agricultural processing and food hub development in the state, as well as access to fresh nutritional Michigan-grown foods. Those interested in applying should visit michigan.gov/mdardgrants to view the application and grant guidelines.

Any additional communications concerning this request for proposals should be sent to [email protected].

For more information about MDARD’s grant programs, visit michigan.gov/MDARDgrants

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