Rural-Oriented Funding: Apply Now!

Two programs benefiting rural areas have grant applications now open through the Rural Maryland Council.

agencyLogo-generic1The Rural Maryland Prosperity Investment Fund (RMPIF) and the Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund (MAERDAF) online grant applications are now available for Fiscal Year 2020.

To access the guidelines, instructions and grantee portal please visit the webpage here

Important Dates:

  • Friday, May 31, 2019 – Letter of Intent (LOI) must be submitted electronically by 5:00 pm.
  • Monday, June 24, 2019 – Notification of decision on all submissions sent via e-mail; Accepted applicants notified to submit a full application.
  • Friday, July 26, 2019 – Full application due to RMC by 5:00 pm.
  • Monday, August 19, 2019 – MAERDAF and RMPIF Grant Recipients announced

RMC will offer a webinar and information sessions throughout the State for attendees to learn more about the organization and the resources available to rural-serving organizations.

If you have any questions, please contact the Rural Maryland Council us at 410.841.5772 or

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties