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Michigan Rural Readiness Network

Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO), Michigan Office of Rural Prosperity
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

The Michigan Rural Readiness Network connects rural communities in Michigan with resources that advance their local priorities. Network opportunities will include access to regular peer connections, targeted training and technical assistance, and connections to resource providers. Participants will be invited to network convenings, readiness roundtables, trainings, and rural communities of practice. Communities with regular Rural Readiness Network engagement may also be eligible for other Rural Readiness Program supports including community coaching, grant navigation and microgrant funding.


Local Readiness Teams should consist of 3-8 individuals from a community who are interested in establishing or advancing priorities. Teams are typically cross-sector and include representation from one or more municipalities, community/workforce/ economic development organizations, and other nonprofit organizations.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

There is no cost associated with network participation.

Application process

Follow the instructions at the bottom of the program website.

  1. Identify a Local Readiness Team and select a team leader to serve as the main point of contact
  2. Complete the network introduction form
  3. Attend a network activity
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Community and economic development · Fundraising · Networking and collaboration · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Michigan

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