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Value Added & Regional Food Systems Grants

Overview

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development provides grants to establish, retain, expand, attract or develop value added agricultural processing in Michigan, or that expand or develop regional food systems or access the healthy food.

Grant Program Status

The 2022 Grant Cycle Request for Proposals is closed until the 2023 round.

Grant Documents

FY22 Value-Added and Regional Food Systems Grant Program Guidelines

FY22 Value-Added and Regional Food Systems Grant Program Fact Sheet

Value-Added and Regional Food Systems Grant Program Informational Brochure

Proposal

Release Request for Proposals

February 2, 2022

Informational Webinar

February 10, 2022 @ 10am - 11am EST

Proposals Due

March 24, 2022 @ 3pm EST 

JEC

Evaluation Meeting

May 2022

Award

Announce Award Funding

June 2022

Dashboard

Interactive Dashboard: MDARD Value Added & Regional Food Systems Grant Program

Reports

2022 Value Added & Regional Food Systems Grant Recipients (PDF)

2021 Value Added & Regional Food Systems Grant Recipients (PDF)

2020 Value Added & Regional Food Systems Grant Recipients (PDF)

2019 Value Added & Regional Food Systems Grant Recipients (PDF)

2018 Value Added & Regional Food Systems 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.