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- 2019/2020 Grant Cycle - Closed

Rural Development Fund Grant Guidelines for 2019-2020

Rural Development Fund Grant Factsheet


Public Input Opportunity for 2021 Rural Development Fund Grants Guidelines Open. MDARD is requesting public input by emailing comments to MDA-Grants@Michigan.gov by Thursday, July 2, 2020.


Release Request for Proposals - Closed

 September 3, 2019

Proposals Due

October 29, 2019 @ 3pm EST


Evaluation Meeting

 December 2019


Announce Award Funding

 Late January 2020


2020 Rural Development Grant Recipients (PDF)

2019 Rural Development Grant Recipients (PDF)

2018 Rural Development Grant Recipients (PDF)

2017 Rural Development Grant Recipients (PDF)


For more information about this funding opportunity, please contact Heather Throne, Grant and Commodity Program Manager, Agriculture Development Division, 517-712-0841.