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County Fairs Capital Improvement Grants


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.

Grant Documents- 2020/2021 Grant Cycle - CLOSED

FY 2021 County Fairs Capital Improvement Grant Guidelines

Grant Proposals Due March 15, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST
Announcement of Recipients May 3, 2021
Project/Program Duration May 17, 2021 through December 31, 2021
Final Reports Due February 1, 2022


Interactive Dashboard: MDARD County Capital Improvement Grant Program


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 contact Michael Hetherington, Financial Specialist, Executive Office, 517-285-8463.