Grant Opportunities: Multi-State Rural Development Research or Extension Projects North Central Region

The NCRCRD at Michigan State University announces a competition for seed grants

The North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD) at Michigan State University announces a competition for seed grants aimed at enhancing the ability of Land Grant institutions to positively influence the quality of life in rural areas of the twelve-state North Central region of the United States. Priority areas for the Center’s work include:

  • Building a 21st century
  • Sustainable communities
  • Leadership development and civic engagement
  • Community health and wellness

More complete descriptions of these themes are available on the Center’s web site at:  In addition to these priority areas, based on feedback from NCRCRD constituency the Center has an equal interest in supporting work in the following areas:

  • Rural poverty
  • Addressing physical and mental health challenges
  • Demographic change

Grant awards may range from $5,000 to $25,000 each. Up to $144,000 will be awarded. The Center does not pay overhead or other administrative costs. 

For anyone who has questions regarding submitting a proposal or the proposal process, we have scheduled a Q/A conference call for Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 1:00 PM - Eastern Time.  To sign up and receive the call in information email

Proposals are due at 5:00 PM-Eastern Time, February 6, 2019.


Call for Proposals (download)

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