USDA’s Rural Cooperative Development Grant program improves the economic condition of rural areas by helping individuals and businesses start, expand or improve rural cooperatives and other mutually-owned businesses through Cooperative Development Centers. Nonprofit corporations and institutions of higher education are eligible to apply for this program. Grant and matching funds up to $200,000 can be used for developing and operating a Rural Cooperative Development Center. A total of $5.8 million is available.
Applications are due August 10, 2021.