Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) and US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
02/27/20 3:00 PM EST Receipt
Grants to Michigan nonprofit organizations, for-profits, government agencies, and tribal governments to expand the market potential of eligible crops produced within the state. Eligible plants must be cultivated or managed and used by people for food, medicinal purposes, and/or aesthetic gratification to be considered specialty crops. Eligible crops include tree nuts, fruits and vegetables, dried fruit, nursery crops (including floriculture), and horticulture.
The Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development Specialty Crop Block Grant Program funds projects that enhance the competitiveness of Michigan specialty crops.
The funds can be used for projects involved in promotion, marketing, research, nutrition, trade enhancement, food safety, food security, plant health programs, education, increased knowledge and consumption, increased innovation, improved efficiency and reduced costs of distribution systems, environmental concerns and conservation, product development, good agricultural practices, good handling practices, and good manufacturing practices.
GrantWatch ID#: 136305
The maximum award amount is $100,000 for research proposals and $125,000 for marketing, training, and education proposals per proposal. Only proposals submitted in whole dollar amounts will be considered.
Grant period will be approximately October 1, 2020, through September 30, 2022.
Projects must be completed within two years after project is given its initiation date. The MDARD must be notified at least 60 days prior to the end date of the project if for any reason the project cannot be completed within the two-year period established in the grant agreement.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit application materials to:
For more information about this funding opportunity, contact:
Heather Throne, Grant Administrator
Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development
P.O. Box 30017
Lansing, Michigan 48909
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