Cooperative Development Program (CDP)
Deliver the quality and magnitude of support necessary for CDOs to attract the financial, human, institutional and financial resources necessary to significantly enhance their impact on cooperative development worldwide, contributing to self-reliant cooperative enterprises that meet the evolving needs of their members and contribute to the quality of member lives, their communities and nation.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency For International Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicants eligible are U.S. cooperatives and recognized cooperative development organizations (CDOs) that are organically-linked to cooperatives and groups of cooperatives and whose demonstrated capabilities are broadly consistent with USAID's strategic objectives.
Cooperatives and their members in USAID eligible countries.
Evidence of legal capacity, economic feasibility, and financial responsibility relative to the activity for which assistance is requested.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. Contact USAID Local Sustainability Office:
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. As may be specified in a published Request for Applications. This would normally include, but would not necessarily be limited to Forms SF-424 and 424A, as well as the applicant organization's name, address, contact person and information; project objectives; funding and budget; proposed partners; executive summary, organizational overview, program description, program management and structure; monitoring and impact assessment; cost proposal with budget narrative; planning matrix; staffing plans with resumes of key personnel; letters from proposed partners evidencing knowledge of the program and agreement to participate; evidence of concurrence from USAID missions in countries of proposed implementation; and a summary of USAID-financed activities conducted over the three years preceding the application.
Applications are submitted to the Cooperatives Coordinator, Office of Private and Voluntary Cooperation, Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance Bureau. All applications are reviewed by committees that include a technical reviewer with knowledge of the specific area of cooperation concerned as well as knowledgeable USAID officials drawn from different Bureaus. Each application is scored by all participating USAID officials using criteria incorporated in the Request for Applications. Awards are given based on relative scores.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days. Approximately three to four months from the receipt of applications.
If an application is rejected, the reasons for rejection are fully stated.
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
Grant funds may be used, among other things, for basic feasibility studies and providing technical assistance or advisory services to cooperatives, private voluntary and other non-governmental organizations, governments and groups of individuals that wish to develop new cooperatives or improve existing cooperatives. Emphasis is given to developing, testing and implementing solutions to major issues facing international cooperative development including, but not limited to, governance, modern management, cooperative legislation and regulation, achieving scale and salience.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," non federal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
The grantee shall maintain adequate records and accounts to assure that grant funds are used for authorized purposes.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Cooperative Development Program cooperative agreements are generally for a period of three to five years and may be extended for a total period not to exceed ten years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
301 4th Street SW
Washington, DC 20547 US
(Project Grants) FY 18$16,361,297.00; FY 19 est $16,000,000.00; FY 20 est $17,000,000.00; FY 16 FY 17 -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects