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- 2020/2021 Grant Cycle - OPEN until November 19 at 3:00p.m.

Rural Development Fund Grant Guidelines for 2020-2021

Rural Development Fund Grant Application

Rural Development Fund Grant Factsheet



Release Request for Proposals - Closed

October 1, 2020

Proposals Due

November 19, 2020 @ 3pm EST


Evaluation Meeting

January 2021


Announce Award Funding

February 2021


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.