Rural Cooperative Development grants are made for establishing and operating centers for cooperative development for the primary purpose of improving the economic condition of rural areas through the development of new cooperatives and improving operations of existing cooperatives. The U.S. Department of Agriculture desires to encourage and stimulate the development of effective cooperative organizations in rural America as a part of its total package of rural development efforts.
The maximum award is $200,000, local match of 25% is required, and grants will be awarded on or before September 15. Local match can be cash or in-kind contributions. Projects must be completed in one year’s time.
Please contact your GFA client rep if you are interested in applying!