Rural Cooperative Development Project
The University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives (UWCC) and its grant partner Cooperative Network provide technical assistance to rural cooperatives through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG). The RCDG program exists to help rural cooperatives and small businesses expand, create jobs, and strengthen their capacity to serve rural citizens and communities. The program is committed to strengthen the vitality of our rural economies and create new job opportunities through cooperatives. Types of assistance available include organizational development, cooperative education, board training, strategic planning, and support during feasibility and business planning activities.