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NCDC announces 2020 Mini-Grants

Mini-grants are for cooperative enterprises to assist in expanding reach as well as help groups move forward.  Mini-grant awards are a maximum of $2,500 per request. Groups may apply to Initial Development Assistance and Advanced Development Assistance.  Both grants are competitive and reviewed by the NCDC Advisory board.  The deadline to apply for these competitive grants is April 27, 2020.

Follow this link to the mini grant application or copy and paste this URL into your internet browser:

Cornhusker Economics
March 18, 2020

Since 1999, the Nebraska Cooperative Development Center (NCDC) has provided technical assistance, education and training to groups who are developing or are considering the development of a cooperatively owned business. The primary objective is to improve the economic condition of rural areas through cooperative business development. 

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NCDC in Midst of COVID-19 

NCDC is taking proactive steps to protect the health and safety of its employees and customers in respect to the potential spread of COVID-19. We will be moving to remote modes such as video video or teleconferencing from March 14th until May 9th.  

NCDC Can Meet Virtually

NCDC can meet with you virtually to explore the possibilities, assess feasibilities and implementation. NCDC has zoom capabilities and we can coordinate and organize group meetings to explore the possibilities of a cooperative.  Each participant can join in the comfort of their home.  We are also available to meet one-on-one via zoom or over the phone. NCDC is also working to update the NCDC website with links to relevant information to COVID-19.

Nebraska Cooperative Development Center Contacts

Charlotte Narjes:

Cindy Houlden:
308-293-6417 (cell)

Skylar Falter: