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$1.25 Million in New Grant Funding Available from MEDC to Help Small Farms Implement COVID-19 Safety Measures

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This week, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced the MEDC Small Farm Safety Grant Program that will award $1.25 million in grants to Michigan farms with fewer than 10 employees to fund COVID-19 mitigation costs. This program accompanies the Agriculture Safety Grant program, which uses federal CARES Act funding of $15 million to award grants to farms and agricultural processors with 10 or more employees.

Farms may use the MEDC Small Farm Safety Grants for COVID-19 testing costs, personal protection equipment, facility needs, increased sanitation costs, employee training, upgraded safety procedures for farm-provided housing and more.

For grant criteria, eligible expenditures, Frequently Asked Questions and a grant application, refer to the MEDC’s Small Farm Safety Grant Program.

If you have questions or need assistance, contact your local Yeo & Yeo Agribusiness Services Group professional.

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