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Rural Development Fund Grants

Overview

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 Program Status

The 2023 Grant Cycle Request for Proposals will open on October 3, 2022.

Grant Documents

2022 Rural Development Fund Grant Guidelines

Rural Development Fund Fact Sheet

Rural Development Fund Grants Informational Brochure

Proposal

Release Request for Proposals

October 3, 2022

Informational Webinar

October 19, 2022 at 11am

Proposals Due

November 22, 2022 at 3pm EST

JEC

Evaluation Meeting

January 2023

Award

Announce Award Funding

February 2023

Dashboard

Interactive Dashboard: MDARD Rural Development Grant Program

Reports

2022 Rural Development Grant Recipients (PDF)

2021 Rural Development Grant Recipients (PDF)

2020 Rural Development Grant Recipients (PDF)

2019 Rural Development Grant Recipients (PDF)

2018 Rural Development Grant Recipients (PDF) 

Questions

For more information about this funding opportunity, please contact Heather Throne, Grant and Commodity Program Manager, Agriculture Development Division, 517-712-0841.