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Today, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) announced a competitive grant program aimed at helping promote and enhance Michigan's $91.4 billion food and agriculture industry.


Source: Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development

MDARD Announces Value Added/Regional Food Systems Grant Opportunity


Today, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) announced a competitive grant program aimed at helping promote and enhance Michigan's $91.4 billion food and agriculture industry. The Value Added/Regional Food Systems Grant Program will accept proposals until 3 p.m. EST on January 10, 2014 and will award a total of $875,000 in grants.

MDARD will accept proposals intended to establish, retain, expand, attract and/or develop value added agricultural processing and/or develop regional food systems by enhancing or facilitating aggregation and distribution of Michigan grown agricultural products.

Those interested in applying for the grant program should visit www.michigan.gov/mdardgrants to view the application and program overview.

Any additional communications concerning this Request for Proposal should be sent to mda-grants@michigan.gov. Proposals must be received at the email above no later than 3 p.m. EST on Friday, January 10, 2014. Proposals received after 3 p.m. will not be considered.