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Rural Cooperative Development Grant Program (RCDG)

Rural Cooperative Development grants are made for establishing and operating centers for cooperative development for the primary purpose of improving the economic condition of rural areas through the development of new cooperatives and improving operations of existing cooperatives. The U.S. Department of Agriculture desires to encourage and stimulate the development of effective cooperative organizations in rural America as a part of its total package of rural development efforts.  The maximum amount that can be awarded is $300,000, and recipients must provide matching funds at a level of 25 percent of total project costs unless the recipient is a 1994 Institution (which must provide matching funds at a level of 5 percent of total project costs).

For information or assistance on cooperatives, please contact:
Business & Cooperative Development Specialist
Rodney Peach
Email: rodney.peach@wa.usda.gov
1835 Black Lake Blvd. SW, Suite C
Olympia, WA 98517
Telephone: (360) 704-7724
FAX: (360) 704-7742

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 Last modified: March 26, 2010