Socially Disadvantaged Groups Grant

The summary for the Socially Disadvantaged Groups Grant grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Business and Cooperative Programs, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Socially Disadvantaged Groups Grant: The Rural Business-Cooperative Service announces the availability of $3,000,000 in competitive grant funds for the FY 2017 Socially-Disadvantaged Groups Grant (SDGG) program, formerly known as the Small Socially-Disadvantaged Producer Grant program, as authorized by section 310B (e)(11) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1932 (e)(11)). We are requesting proposals from applicants who will provide technical assistance to socially-disadvantaged groups in rural areas. The Agency is encouraging applications that direct grants to projects based in or serving census tracts with poverty rates greater than or equal to 20 percent. This emphasis will support Rural Development's (RD) mission of improving the quality of life for rural Americans and commitment to directing resources to those who most need them. Eligible applicants include Cooperatives, Groups of Cooperatives, and Cooperative Development Centers.
Federal Grant Title: Socially Disadvantaged Groups Grant
Federal Agency Name: Business and Cooperative Programs (USDA-rbcs)
Grant Categories: Business and Commerce
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: RDBCP-SDGG-2017
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.871
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: July 25th, 2017
Original Application Deadline: July 25th, 2017
Posted Date: June 7th, 2017
Creation Date: June 7th, 2017
Archive Date: August 24th, 2017
Total Program Funding: $3,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $175,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 30
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: June 7th, 2017
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Cooperatives, Groups of Cooperatives, Cooperative Development Centers that serve socially disadvantaged groups
Link to Full Grant Announcement
SDGG FY 2017 NOFA
Grant Announcement Contact
Rural Development - Cooperative Programs
(202)690-1374
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