Technical Assistance to Cooperatives
To develop and administer research, technical assistance, statistical, and educational programs on finances, organization, management, legal, social, and economic aspects of rural cooperatives, focusing on farmer cooperatives.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Department of Agriculture
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
J - Provision of Specialized Services; K - Advisory Services and Counseling; L - Dissemination of Technical Information; M - Training
Cooperative Marketing Act of 1926
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Farmer and rural cooperatives and rural residents in all U.S. States and Territories.
Ultimate beneficiaries must be located in rural areas.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Requests for technical assistance for an established cooperative should come from the cooperative's board of directors. Requests for assistance with forming a cooperative should be from a steering committee on behalf of the interested group. All requests must be in writing and submitted to the National Office.
Requests are considered on a first-come, first-served basis and limited to available staff resources.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
Services include facilitating strategic planning, board of director training, member surveys, and feasibility analysis.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No additional audit procedures are required for this program.
No record retention is required.
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
Assistance is available year-round. Assistance is typically provided for specific activities that will take less than a year. No funds are disbursed to recipients. Assistance is provided directly by Agency staff.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
USDA, Rural Business-Cooperative Services,
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Mail Stop 3201, Room 5803-South
Washington, DC 20250 US
(Advisory Services on Compliance) FY 18$0.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$0.00; FY 16$0.00; - No funds are available for obligation. Agency staff time is the only available resource for this program.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Non-monetary, This program offers technical assistance and advise
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects