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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 2024 Grant Cycle Request closed on January 9, 2024. All applications must be submitted on the new MiAgGrants site under a Citizen or Business Account. Find support and learn more about the MiAgGrants and MiLogin partnership.

2024 Rural Development Fund Grant Applications

Citizen Account: An individual using State of Michigan online services for their own personal transaction. Learn how to create a MiLogin Citizen Account (PDF).

Business Account: An individual using State of Michigan online services on behalf of a business, organization, or corporation.

Grant Documents

2024 Rural Development Fund Grant Guidelines

Rural Development Fund Fact Sheet

Rural Development Fund Grants Informational Brochure


Release Request for Proposals

October 24, 2023

Informational Webinar Presentation
Informational Webinar Recording

November 14, 2023 at 2:00pm EST

Proposals Due

January 9, 2024 at 5pm EST


Evaluation Meeting

February 2024


Announce Award Funding

May 2024


Interactive Dashboard: MDARD Rural Development Grant Program



2024 Rural Development Grant Recipients (PDF)

2023 Rural Development Grant Recipients (PDF)

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 the Grants Program.