July 13, 2020

Funds Available to Help Disadvantaged Rural Groups-due August 10

What does this program do?
The primary objective of the Socially Disadvantaged Groups Grant program is to provide technical assistance to socially-disadvantaged groups through cooperatives and Cooperative Development Centers. Each fiscal year, applications are requested through a Notice published in the Federal Register and an announcement posted on Grants.gov.

Total Funding: $3,000,000  Maximum Grant Amount: $175,000

Application deadlines:  August 10, 2020, Electronic Applications ONLY

Matching Funds Requirement: None

Who may apply for this program?
Cooperatives and Cooperative Development Centers are eligible.  How may funds be used?Grants must be used to provide technical assistance to socially-disadvantaged groups in rural areas. Examples of technical assistance are:

  • Feasibility studies
  • Business plans
  • Strategic planning
  • Leadership training

Note that the cooperative or center can be located in any area, but the groups assisted must be located in an eligible rural area.

More information.