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Michigan Craft Beverage Council Now Accepting Research Grant Proposals

Proposals must be received no later than 3 p.m. on Friday, October 13

LANSING, Mich. The Michigan Craft Beverage Council (MCBC) announced today it is accepting research grant proposals for the 2024 research program, with a maximum grant award of $40,000. Proposals must be received no later than 3:00 p.m. (EDT) on Friday, October 13, 2023.

While any research topic may be accepted, the Council has identified the following funding priorities:

  • Climate change impacts affecting Michigan's craft beverage agricultural supply chain
  • Crop quality analysis and new varieties for hops, fruit, barley, grain, or other agricultural inputs used in craft beverage production
  • Sustainable water use and process water best practices
  • Market research
  • Comparative analysis studies

A full list of the MCBC's research priorities and evaluation criteria are available on the MDARD grants page.

A Joint Evaluation Committee will review all proposals in December 2023, with funding decisions expected in January 2024. Approved projects will commence after grantees receive notification of the award.

Proposals must be received via email at no later than 3:00 p.m. (EDT) on October 13, 2023. Proposals received after 3:00 p.m. will not be considered. Interested in applying? Click here to view the application and grant guidelines, as well as past projects funded by the Council. Additional communications concerning this Request for Proposals should be sent to

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