Michigan offers grants for rural industry, infrastructure
Lansing – The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is offering grants supporting land-based industries and infrastructure that benefit rural communities.
The Rural Development Fund grants could be awarded for projects dealing with industrial expansion and training of workers in land-based industries. Infrastructure projects that draw funding could involve energy, transportation, housing, communications, water and wastewater.
Land-based industries include food and agriculture; forestry; mining; oil and gas production; and tourism.
The proposals will be evaluated through a competitive process. A total of $1.4 million will be distributed, with individual grants totaling no more than $100,000.
Applications must be received by Oct. 29. Information is available online .