Reminder – MDARD Livestock and Commodity Exposition Grant
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development will again offer the Livestock and Commodity Exposition Competitive Grant. This grant will award, through a competitive grant process, a total of $20,000 to county fairs, regional fairs, local fairs or livestock and commodity expositions that are a non-profit 501(c) 3 or 501(c) 5.
Full guidelines and application can be found here Livestock and commodity exposition grant
Be sure to read the full guidelines which includes full schedule, eligibility requirements, funding qualifications, types of ineligible expenses and much more. Here are a few things to note:
Associations or other organized events hosting fairs or expositions are eligible to apply for grants. A fair or exposition means a congregation, gathering or collection of livestock and commodities that are presented or exposed to public view for show, display, swap, exchange, entertainment, educational event, instruction, advertising or competition.
- Organizations that have successfully gained contributions from outside sources will be considered before those that have not.
- Handwritten justification letters will not be accepted.
Below are suggested types of eligible expenses, (this is not an all-inclusive list):
- Financial support for awards in the form of premiums, equipment, products, etc.
- Promotional activities of the livestock and commodity expositions
Grant Proposals due by 5:00 PM February 27, 2017