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 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 no later than 3 p.m. Eastern time on Nov. 7.