Agricultural, food processing grant proposals due by Nov. 7

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development is now accepting proposals for a competitive grant program aimed at helping promote and enhance Michigan’s $101.2 billion food and agriculture industry.

The Value-Added Grant Program is intended to help expand value-added agricultural processing and food hub development in the state –as well as improve access to fresh nutritional Michigan grown foods. Those interested in applying should visit www.michigan.gov/mdardgrants to view the application and program overview.

The grant will award a maximum amount of $125,000 per proposal. Each project will require a minimum 30-percent match.

Proposals must be received via email at mda-grants@michigan.gov no later than 3 p.m. Eastern time on Nov. 7.

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