The County Farm Bureau Program Fund was developed by county leaders to assist County Farm Bureaus (CFBs) through grants to fund projects that will:
Grant applications can be submitted from all CFBs in Michigan. CFBs cannot apply for a joint application and an individual application for the same project.
The CFB Program Fund is capped at $175,000/year.
Grants will be distributed as project grants. All CFBs in Michigan can be awarded a project grant. There will be two grant submission periods – the first one due by October 14, and if there are remaining dollars in the fund, a second round will be held with a May 12 deadline. Each submitted project grant will be reviewed by the Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) Grant Review Committee. There is no dollar limit on project grant proposals.
A Grant Review Committee consisting of a minimum of 11 county Farm Bureau representatives from each district will evaluate and make grant recommendations to the MFB board of directors. All project grants will be reviewed by the Grant Review Committee.
The grant criteria will follow the CFB Finance Task Force recommendation to the MFB Board. The application will come pre-populated with CFB specific scoring (as well as “like sized” CFB averages) for each of the following categories based on 2016 data.
In addition to these criteria and associated points, each county Farm Bureau will need to complete a Program Fund Application. The 2-page application is worth an additional 70 points.For grant requests above $2,500, a copy of the 2016-17 county Farm Bureau budget and budget explanation must be included with the Program Fund Application. The Grant Review Committee will take these and other factors they deem important into account when deciding full or partial consideration when making grant determinations. Food can be included in the budget for the grant; however, no alcohol can be part of the request.
County Grant/Program Fund Application
Deadline to apply: October 13, 2017
Email to: Programgrant@michfb.com
Final Submission FormFinancial Report Form (For grants awarded over $2,500)
Due: Within 30 days upon completion of the grant project
Email to: Programgrant@michb.com
Don't forget to also include accompanying photos!
Frequently Asked Questions
2015-16: Round 1 Summary of Activities
2015-16: Round 2 Summary of Activities
2016-17 Round 1 Grant Recipients
2016-17 Round 2 Grant Recipients