The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBCS) is soliciting applications for Rural Cooperative Development Grants

The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBCS) of the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is soliciting applications for the Rural Cooperative Development Grant Program to provide financial assistance to improve the economic condition of rural areas through cooperative development.  The solicitation appeared in the Federal Register (80 FR 34129, June 15, 2015).

The text of the RBCS solicitation notice can be found at the following link:

Completed applications must be submitted by close of business on July 27, 2015 (electronic) or July 30, 2015 (paper).  All questions about these solicitations should be directed to the points of contact listed in the RBCS/USDA solicitation.

Please do not hesitate to contact Eddie Gouge at or (202) 478-6028 whenever he can be of any assistance.