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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 2022 Grant Cycle Request for Proposals closed on November 18, 2021.

Grant Documents

2022 Rural Development Fund Grant Guidelines

2022 Rural Development Fund Fact Sheet

Rural Development Fund Grants Informational Brochure


Release Request for Proposals

October 1, 2021

Informational Webinar
2022 Rural Development Fund Grant Webinar Presentation

October 19, 2021 at 11am

Proposals Due

November 18, 2021 @ 3pm EST

The 2021/2022 grant round is closed. No application will be accepted at this time. The next RFP will likely be in October 2022.


Evaluation Meeting

January 2022


Announce Award Funding

Late February 2022


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.