Michigan Rural Development Fund Grants


Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development provides grant opportunities to promote the sustainability of land-based industries and support infrastructure that benefits rural communities.  

Learn about the Michigan Rural Development Fund Board

Grant Documents- 2018 Grant Cycle Closed

2018 Rural Development Fund Grant Guidelines

2018 Rural Development Fund Grant Application

Rural Development Fund Grant Factsheet

MDARD Announces Grant Opportunity for Rural Development



Release Request for Proposals

November 1, 2017

Proposals Due

January 16, 2018



JEC Receives Proposals for Scoring 

January 23, 2018

JEC Meeting

February 20, 2018


Announce Award Funding

March 2018


2017 Rural Development Grant Recipients (PDF)


For more information about this funding opportunity, please contact Heather Throne, Outreach Specialist, Agriculture Development Division, 517-712-0841.