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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 2023 Grant Cycle Request for Proposals closed on April 4, 2023 at 3:00pm EST.

Grant Documents 

FY23 Value-Added and Regional Food Systems Grant Program Guidelines

FY23 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

July - August 2024

Informational Webinar Recording
Informational Webinar Presentation

TBD

Proposals Due

TBD

JEC

Evaluation Meeting

TBD

Award

Announce Award Funding

TBD

Dashboard

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

Reports

2023 Value Added & Regional Food Systems Grant Recipients (PDF)

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)

Questions

For more information about this funding opportunity, please contact the Grants Program.