Grants and Funding

Ready By Five Funding

The Ready by Five Early Childhood Millage funds various types of programs that serve expecting parents and children through the age of five who live in Kent County. This funding is administered by First Steps Kent.

The next RFP will be released on April 18, 2024. Once the RFP is released, our team will only respond to questions submitted in writing and are required to post all responses online.

reach out to Heather Boswell at hboswell@firststepskent.org before April 1, 2024, to schedule a time

Build Readiness for a New Minority-Owned Food and Agriculture Business Grant Program

Applications are due to MDARD by 3 p.m. on April 18, 2024

the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is issuing a request for proposals (RFP) from minority-owned food and agriculture businesses and supportive organizations looking to increase capacity initiatives. In this phase one RFP, businesses should be looking to increase capacity initiatives in business plan development, grant management training, partnership development, and financial investment planning. More Information Here