USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Help Socially-Disadvantaged Producers

Type: 
Funding
Organization: 
USDA
Description: 

Funding will be made available through USDA's Socially-Disadvantaged Groups Grant Program (formerly the Small, Socially-Disadvantaged Producer Grant Program), which assists organizations that provide technical assistance to socially-disadvantaged groups in rural areas. Examples of technical assistance are conducting feasibility studies, developing business and strategic plans, and providing leadership training.

Category: 
Agriculture, technical assistance, Business Development
Funding Amount: 
The maximum award under this notice is $175,000.
Matching Funds: 
Unknown

Geography:

Eligibility: 
Eligible applicants include groups of cooperatives, cooperative development centers and individual cooperatives that serve socially-disadvantaged groups. The cooperatives or centers can be located in any area, but the groups assisted must be located in an eligible rural area. Also, the majority of the governing body of the organization must be compromised of individuals who are members of socially-disadvantaged groups.