Rural Maryland Council Announces MAERDAF Call for Proposals – Deadline June 9, 2017

The Rural Maryland Council (RMC) is now accepting proposals for the Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund (MAERDAF). The deadline to submit a proposal is June 9, 2017. The application process has changed this year. Please see details below.

RMC logoFrom RMC’s announcement:

The Rural Maryland Council is proud to announce for Fiscal Year 2018 the Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund (MAERDAF) Call for Proposals is now open!

The application process is a little different this year. Phase One of the application process requests a proposal which includes organization information, applicant and project point of contact information, scope of work, and project goals.

Please visit http://rural.maryland.gov/maerdaf_rmpif/ to access instructions, guidelines, and the Call for Proposals form.

Deadline for Call for Proposals is June 9, 2017, 11:59pm.

For Fiscal Year 2018, the RMC is particularly interested in proposals that address the following:  Agriculture, Energy, Rural Broadband, Healthcare, Youth Engagement and Workforce/Economic Development. Regardless, the Grant Review Board will give full consideration to any application that is submitted.

Join them in-person for two in-depth information outreach sessions on our two grant programs, the Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund (MAERDAF) and the Rural Maryland Prosperity Investment Fund (RMPIF), including past recipients, requirements, eligibility and application process.

This is a great opportunity to have your questions answered in a friendly setting prior to embarking on the application process. Plus, lunch will be included! Please be sure to register on their events page here.

If you have any questions, please contact them at 410.841.5772 or rmc.mda@maryland.gov.