USDA Rural Cooperative Development Grants for Fiscal Year 2023
The primary objective of the RCDG program is to improve 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.
Applications must propose the establishment or continuation of a cooperative development center. Applicants must use project funds, including grant and matching funds, for eligible purposes. In addition, project funds may also be used for programs providing for the coordination of services and sharing of information among the centers.
- Non-profit corporation
- Institution of higher education
A match of at least 25 percent (5 percent for 1994 Institutions) of the total project cost is required for the application.
FUNDING AVAILABLE AND APPLICATION WINDOW:
FUNDING AVAILABILITY: $5.8 million
MAXIMUM AWARD AMOUNT: $200,000
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 26, 2023