cooperative business development
NCDC Calling for Cooperative Mini Grant Proposals
Nebraska Cooperative Development Center is calling for cooperative businesses & groups exploring cooperative models to submit mini grant applications. Cooperative Business Development Grants are available to unincorporated cooperative groups, steering committees, and to incorporated cooperatively owned businesses and can be awarded for amounts up to $1,500. This grant program is designed for groups or steering committees who are exploring a business idea and want conduct exploratory research and cooperative businesses who are ready to hire professional services (i.e. legal/financial) or develop marketing materials.
This grant program is to assist in the creation and expansion of for-profit businesses that are cooperatively owned. Non-profit organizations are not eligible for grant funding. Match is required, and can be in-kind, cash or a combination of both.
Call for Proposals: February 13, 2015
Applications Due: March 24, 2015
Expected Awards Made: April 14, 2015
Grant Activities Completed no later than September 30, 2015
Final Reports & Reimbursement Requests submitted by October 30, 2015