A competitive grant opportunity for Michigan’s county fairs is now open. The grant offers dollars to make building and other capital improvements to fairground facilities. Grants are also available to other entities (such as associations or other organized events) hosting fairs or livestock/commodity expositions.
The capital improvement program provides additional funds for county fair officials to help make needed improvements to their fairground facilities; including, but not limited to, structural improvements or other renovations to buildings.
The submitted grants will go through a competitive grant process and will be reviewed by an evaluation committee.
Eligible applicants include:
- fairs that are incorporated under Act 80 of 1855
- county-owned and operated fairs operating under Act 11 of 1929 that have submitted all required year-end reports for the prior two years
- fairs that did not receive a competitive capital improvement grant for the grant period of April 1 through December 31, 2017
The shows and expositions grant provides financial support for awards in the form of premiums or promotional activities of the livestock and commodity expositions. Livestock expositions hosting expos must meet the required number of exhibitors.