The Maryland Horse Industry Board (MHIB) will begin accepting grant applications for the 2023 grant year. The goals of the grant program are to promote the Maryland equine industry by increasing public awareness and participation, advancing education and training, supporting and promoting equestrian events, programs, and activities, and preserving access and use of public lands for riding. The deadline to apply is October 7, 2022. “The horse industry is a valued part of Maryland’s strong agricultural economy,” said Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder. “These grants provide opportunity and growth for this important sector, which provides $2.1 billion to the state’s economy and it does so by using funding generated from within that sector. I thank the Maryland Horse Industry Board for this grant opportunity and for its dedication to the promotion of equestrian and equine activities.” For the first time, applications will be accepted electronically, as well as by hard copy. Applicants are urged to read the 2023 Grant Guidelines carefully. Proposals that are aligned with the Action Items found in the 2019 Maryland Horse Forum Report will be given strong consideration as well as applications that aim to enhance diversity and inclusion in the Maryland horse industry. Proposal review will […]
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