Grant Opportunity For County Fairs To Make Capital Improvements

Grant proposals must be received by MDARD no later than Friday, Nov. 15.

Published on: Oct 15, 2013

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has opened a competitive grant opportunity for Michigan's county fairs to make building and other capital improvements to their fairground facilities.  Grant proposals must be received by MDARD no later than Friday, Nov. 15.

The grants will range from $1,000 to $20,000 and will require a dollar-for-dollar cash match from the county fair.  This grant program provides additional access to funds for county fair officials to help make needed improvements to their fairground facilities; including but not limited to structural improvements or other renovations to buildings. 

The submitted grants will go through a competitive grant process and be reviewed by an evaluation committee. 

Grant Opportunity For County Fairs To Make Capital Improvements
Grant Opportunity For County Fairs To Make Capital Improvements

Eligible applicants include fairs that are incorporated under Act 80 of 1855 or county owned and operated fairs operating under Act 11 of 1929 and county fairs that have submitted all required year-end reports for the prior two years.

For detailed program information, application form, or submission criteria, please visit www.michigan.gov/mdard  or contact Cinda Karlik at karlikc@michigan.gov or 517-284-5723. Proposals should be sent to P.O. Box 30017, Lansing, MI 48909 and must be RECEIVED (not postmarked) by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15.