MDARD Announces Public Input Opportunities for 2022 Rural Development Fund grants

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development recently announced a public input opportunity for the Rural Development Fund Grants Program.

The grant funds, established by Public Act 411 of 2012, are intended to promote the sustainability of land-based industries (food and agriculture; forestry; mining, oil and gas production; and tourism). Currently established priorities include infrastructure development, workforce training, business development, and rural capacity building that benefits rural communities.

Eligible counties include those with a population no greater than 60,000 residents or micropolitan statistical areas. Preference is given to projects in Marquette County.

All interested parties may visit for more information about Rural Development Fund grants and to review the 2021 guidelines.

MDARD asks that all public comments be made to [email protected] by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 2, 2021, with the subject line “Rural Development Public Comment.” The input received will be considered when developing final grant guidelines for 2022.

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  • Michael Cornelius
    published this page in NEWS 2021-06-08 08:56:25 -0400
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