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
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
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
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Cooperative Marketing Act of 1926
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Farmer and rural cooperatives and rural residents in all U.S. States and Territories.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Ultimate beneficiaries must be located in rural areas.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
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.
Award Procedure
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
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
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?
Not applicable.
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
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
USDA, Rural Business-Cooperative Services,
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Mail Stop 3201, Room 5803-South

Washington, DC 20250 US
Phone: 202-720-1400
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Advisory Services on Compliance) FY 22$0.00; FY 23 est $0.00; FY 24 est $0.00; FY 21$0.00; FY 20 FY 19$0.00; FY 18$0.00; FY 17$0.00; FY 16$0.00; - This a non-monetary offer of assistance. 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
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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