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Socially-Disadvantaged Groups Grant in NC

USDA Rural Development

Funding Amount

$3,000 - $175, 000

Matching Funds

Funding Cycle

Closed May 16, 2023. Unknown when application will re-open


Grants must be used to provide technical assistance to socially-disadvantaged groups in rural areas. Examples of technical assistance are:
- Feasibility studies
- Business plans
- Strategic planning
- Leadership training

Note that the cooperative or center can be located in any area, but the groups assisted must be located in an eligible rural area

Who Can Apply

Cooperatives and Cooperative Development Centers are eligible. Must register through to receive notice and be eligible

Additional Eligibility Requirements

NC rural areas

Additional Information

Contact your regional NC Rural Development Area Office for information.

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