Program Name: Socially Disadvantaged Groups Grants
Organization: United States Department of Agriculture – Rural Development
Address: 2118 W. Part Court, Suite A, Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-403-6200
Briefly Describe the Purpose of the Program
The primary objective of the Socially Disadvantaged Groups Grant program is to provide technical assistance to socially disadvantaged groups through cooperatives and Cooperative Development Centers
Year Program Established:
Eligibility Requirements or Restrictions
Open to: Rural cooperatives and cooperative development centers that majority of board is from a socially disadvantaged group.
Application Deadline: Annually; FY 2024 – June 3, 2024
Application Guidelines:
Funding Cap Per Application or Fiscal Year Program Funding: Total funding: $3,00,000
How Must Funds Be Used:
Funds can be used for feasibility studies, business plans, strategic planning, and leadership training.