|Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 10.771|
|Link||view program website|
|Sponsor||USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service|
|Deadlines||Aug 6, 2012|
|Contact||You should contact a USDA Rural Development State Office (State Office) if you have questions. You are encouraged to contact your State Office well in advance of the application deadline to discuss your project and ask any questions about the application process.
If you want to submit an electronic application, follow the instructions for the RCDG funding announcement on http://www.grants.gov. If you want to submit a paper application, send it to the State Office located in the State where you are headquartered. A list of State Offices and their contact information is available on the Program web site - Federal Register notice. (Note: Telephone numbers listed are not toll-free.)
|Purpose||The primary objective of the RCDG program is to improve the economic condition of rural areas through cooperative development. Grant funds are provided for the establishment and operation of Centers that have the expertise, or who can contract out for the expertise, to assist individuals or entities in the startup, expansion or operational improvement of rural businesses, especially cooperative or mutually-owned businesses|
|Eligibility||Grants may be made to nonprofit corporations and accredited institutions of higher education. Grants may not be made to public bodies or to individuals.|
|Approximately $5.8 million is available. Applications are limited to a maximum of $175,000 and matching funds are required. The grant period is limited to a one-year timeframe.|
|The application package for applying on paper for this funding opportunity can be obtained at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/BCP_RCDG.html. For electronic applications, applicants must apply through Grants.gov.|
|Tagged as||Community Development, Economic Development, Job Training and Adult Education|
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RAC does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.
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