USDA Rural Cooperative Development Grant Program
This program helps improve the economic condition of rural areas by helping individuals and businesses start, expand or improve rural cooperatives and other mutually-owned businesses. Non-profit corporations and institutions of higher education are eligible to apply. Public bodies, for-profit businesses and individuals are not eligible. Maximum grant award is $200,000 and can be used to develop and operate a Rural Cooperative Development center that provides technical assistance in conducting feasibility studies, developing business plans, providing leadership and operation improvement training to rural businesses. Applications are due July 30, and should be sent to the state office in Lincoln. Contact Marla Marx (Scottsbluff) 308-632-2195 Ext. 132 email@example.com for more information. Application is currently open with no specified deadline.