The Rural Maryland Council is now accepting grant applications for the Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund (MAERDAF).
From the grant announcement, MAERDAF
provides grants to rural-serving nonprofit organizations that promote statewide and regional planning, economic and community development, and agricultural and forestry education. Also eligible are rural community colleges that support small and agricultural businesses through enhanced training and technical assistance. MAERDAF’s goal is to increase the overall capacity of rural-serving nonprofit organizations and community colleges to meet a multitude of rural development challenges and to help them establish new public/private partnerships for leveraging non-state sources of funding.
The application submission deadline is July 11, 2014. For eligibility requirements and more information, visit the Rural Maryland Council’s MAERDAF webpage.