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Michigan offers grants for rural industry, infrastructure

Posted at 12:00 PM, Sep 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-04 12:01:27-04

LANSING, Mich. — 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.

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