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  
Provides financial support to co-ops and their associations or development centers for technical assistance to small, socially disadvantaged groups.  
Year Program Established:
Eligibility Requirements or Restrictions


Open to: Rural cooperatives and cooperative development centers. Rural areas with populations of 50,000 or fewer. Terms and Conditions: Maximum grant amount is $175,000.

Application Deadline: Rolling bases
Application Guidelines:
Funding Cap Per Application or Fiscal Year Program Funding:
How Must Funds Be Used:


Funds can be used for feasibility studies, business plans, strategic planning, and leadership training.