Rural Development Fund Grants


The 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- 2021/2022 Grant Cycle - OPEN

2022 Rural Development Fund Grant Guidelines

2022 Rural Development Fund Fact Sheet

2022 Rural Development Fund Application


Release Request for Proposals

October 1, 2021

Informational Webinar

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October 19, 2021 at 11am

Proposals Due

November 18, 2021 @ 3pm EST


Evaluation Meeting

January 2022


Announce Award Funding

February 2022


2021 Rural Development Grant Recipients (PDF)

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.