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.