MDARD Announces Value Added/Regional Food Systems Grant Opportunity
On December 2, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) announced a competitive grant program aimed at helping promote and enhance Michigan’s $100 billion food and agriculture industry. 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. Nancy Nyquist from MDARD will share more about this grant opportunity and take questions during the MI Food Hub Network webinar on December 15 as well.
Proposals must be received at the email above no later than 3 p.m. (EST) on Monday, January 12, 2015. Proposals received after 3 p.m. will not be considered.
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