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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 Program Status

The 2023 Grant Cycle Request for Proposals closed on November 22, 2022.

Grant Documents

2023 Rural Development Fund Grant Guidelines

Rural Development Fund Fact Sheet

Rural Development Fund Grants Informational Brochure


Release Request for Proposals

October 3, 2022

Informational Webinar

Informational Webinar Presentation

October 19, 2022 at 11am EST

Proposals Due

November 22, 2022 at 3pm EST


Evaluation Meeting

January 12, 2023 at 8am EST


Announce Award Funding

March 2023


Interactive Dashboard: MDARD Rural Development Grant Program



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) 


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