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Financing Resources for Cooperative Development

Financing resources for cooperative businesses include grants, loans, guaranteed loans, revolving loan funds, equity capital, and crowd sourcing. Funding can come from Federal agencies, private-public partnerships, lending institutions, Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), foundations, and other organizations. If your funding opportunity is not represented here, please contact us at CoopInfo@usda.gov.

USDA Rural Development - Socially Disadvantaged Groups Grant

The Socially Disadvantaged Groups Grant (SDGG) with USDA Rural Development is a competitive program provides funds so cooperative development centers and cooperatives apply to assist socially disadvantaged groups to create or assist cooperatives. Eligible applicants include cooperatives and cooperative development centers, please see website and regulations for more information.