Michigan Craft Beverage Council Accepting Research Grant Proposals

The Michigan Craft Beverage Council is taking applications for groups seeking grants for research on how the craft beverage industry in the state can improve.

The Michigan Craft Beverage Council (MCBC) says it’s accepting 2022 research grant proposals with a maximum grant award of $40,000. Proposals must be received no later than 3:00 p.m. (EDT) on Monday, October 25, 2021.

While any research topic will be accepted, the Council has identified the following funding priorities: climate change impacts affecting Michigan’s craft beverage agricultural supply chain, crop quality analysis; new varieties for hops, fruit, barley, grain, or other agricultural inputs used in craft beverage production; and sustainable wastewater discharge best practices. A full list of the MCBC’s research priorities and evaluation criteria are available online.

All proposals will be reviewed by a Joint Evaluation Committee in December 2021 with funding decisions expected in January 2022. Approved projects can commence after grantees receive notification of the award.

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Proposals must be received via email at MDARD-CraftBev@Michigan.gov no later than 3:00 p.m. (EDT) on October 25, 2021. Proposals received after 3:00 p.m. will not be considered. Interested in applying? Click here to view the application and grant guidelines, as well as past projects funded by the Council. Additional communications concerning this Request for Proposals should be sent to MDARD-CraftBev@Michigan.gov.

Learn more about the Michigan Craft Beverage Council at michigancraftbeverage.com.