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Small Socially-Disadvantaged Producer Grant (SSDPG)

The primary objective of the SSDPG program is to provide technical assistance to small, socially-disadvantaged agricultural producers through eligible cooperatives and cooperative development centers. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Each fiscal year, applications for the SSDPG program are solicited through a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) published in the Federal Register.

Program Status: OPEN

Applications Accepted Beginning April 30, 2014

Estimated Program Funding: $3 million
Maximum Grant Amount: $200,000
Cost Sharing Requirement: No match required

Grant Program Information

Am I eligible to apply? How do I apply?  
Cooperatives and Cooperative Development Centers are eligible to apply for the SSDPG Program. Please review the SSDPG NOFA for more detailed information.
  You may apply by paper application or through Grants.gov. Please review the SSDPG NOFA for more detailed information.
 
     
What can I do with the grant? If I get the grant, what’s next?  
Grant funds must be used to provide technical assistance to socially-disadvantaged agricultural producers in rural areas.
  You will need to complete required paperwork and comply with the terms and conditions of the award. Contact your nearest Rural Development office for details.
 
     
What resources are available? What if I have a question?  

SSDPG 2014 Application Template
SSDPG 2013 Grant Recipients

 Contact your USDA Rural Development State Office for help. Contact information for each State is located here.  



For more information on Cooperatives including other funding opportunities, please visit our main page.

Last Modified:07/06/2014 
 
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