Michigan Rural Development Fund Grants

Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development


Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Jan 16, 2019 12:00pm PST

Applicant type: Individuals Organizations

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Preferred: Counties in Michigan: Alger County, Baraga County, Delta County, Dickinson County, Iron County, Marquette County, Menominee County Other eligible locations: Counties in Michigan: Alcona County, Alger County, Allegan County, Alpena County, Antrim County Expand all

Location of residency: Preferred: Counties in Michigan: Alger County, Baraga County, Delta County, Dickinson County, Iron County, Marquette County, Menominee County Other eligible locations: Counties in Michigan: Alcona County, Alger County, Allegan County, Alpena County, Antrim County Expand all

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Overview:

Michigan Rural Development Fund Grants

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.

Land-Based Industries included:

  • Food and Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Mining
  • Oil and Gas Production
  • Tourism

The grant funds are available for projects that address expansion and sustainability of land-based industries; worker training related to land-based industries; and energy, transportation, communications, water and wastewater infrastructure to benefit rural communities and Micropolitan statistical areas. 

Funding Areas

Funding will be focused on the following types of projects in Rural Areas: 

  • Infrastructure Development
  • Rural Capacity Building
  • Business Development
  • Talent Development and Training

This grant is a cost reimbursement program. Grantees are responsible for costs until proper reports/invoices/receipts are received and reviewed.

The State of Michigan and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, height, weight, marital status, partisan considerations, or a disability or genetic information that is unrelated to the person's ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Eligible Applicants: 
    • Individuals
    • Organizations
    • Businesses
    • Local Units of Government (county, city, township, village, school district; any authority composed of counties, cities, townships, villages and school districts or combination of these entities) 
    • Federally Recognized Tribes
    • Educational Institutions
  • Eligible Counties:
    • Projects in the counties designated here are eligible rural (60,000 population or less), or Micropolitan statistical areas: 
    • Applicants must be located in an eligible county in order to be eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must provide a minimum 30% match.

Preferences:

  • Preference will be given to projects in the following counties: Marquette; Alger; Delta; Menominee; Dickinson; Iron; and Baraga. 

Ineligibility:

  • Ineligible Projects:
    • Projects in the following counties are not eligible for grant funding:
      • Bay, Berrien, Calhoun, Clinton, Eaton, Genesee, Ingham, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Midland, Monroe, Montcalm, Muskegon, Oakland, Ottawa, Saginaw, Saint Clair, Van Buren, Washtenaw, and Wayne. 
    • Projects that include telecommunications facilities owned or operated by an educational institution or an affiliate, a local unit of government or any other government entity. 
    • The construction of telecommunication facilities or wireless telecommunication facilities in areas where broadband services of at least 3 mbps downstream and 768 kbps upstream are available.