Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund
Application: Jul 24, 2020
Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund (MAERDAF) provides grants to rural-serving nonprofit organizations that undertake statewide and regional planning, economic and community development, and agricultural and forestry education projects.
MAERDAF also provides grants to community colleges that support small and agricultural businesses through enhanced training and technical assistance.
Priority funding areas include:
- Rural broadband
- Youth engagement
- Workforce/economic development
Examples of past programs include:
- Wellness program for elderly persons to participate in community gardening
- Integration of SNAP benefits into local farmer's markets
- Education, training, and outreach on environmental illness prevention and aqua therapy programs for older adults
Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations that serve a regional or statewide rural constituency. Community colleges, career technology centers, regional councils, and libraries are eligible to apply.
Proposed projects must serve more than one rural county in Maryland.
Award ceiling: $50,000
Total funding available: $680,381
Priority is given to applicants that have secured matching funds from non-state sources; however matching funds are not required. Federal funds are considered matching funds.
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