County Fairs Capital Improvement Grant Program


The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development offers this grant opportunity to county fairs. This program will assist in the promotion of building improvements or other capital improvements on county fairgrounds within the state. 

Building improvements are costs related to making changes to improve buildings which are used for fair purposes and are owned by the fair association or political subdivision. These improvements will extend the useful life of the building.

Capital improvements are costs related to making changes to improve capital assets, increase their useful life, or add to the value of these assets. Capital improvements may be structural improvements or other renovations to a building or enhance usefulness or productivity.


The grant program will adhere to the following timeline:

Grant Proposals due:

February 15, 2019, 5:00 PM

Announcement of Recipients: April 1, 2019
Project/Program Duration: May 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019
Final Reports Due: February 1, 2020


2019 Capital Improvement Grant Recipients

2018 Capital Improvement Grant Recipients

2017 Capital Improvement Grant Recipients

2016 Capital Improvement Grant Recipients

2015 Capital Improvement Grant Recipients


For more information about this grant opportunity, please call 517-284-5723 or email