Accessing USDA Rural Development Programs for Cooperatives Webinar 
September 20 • 2-3 pm, Eastern
Did you know cooperatives are eligible for over 15 different funding programs within the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)? In this webinar, NCBA Director of Public Policy R.L. Condra will host a panel of experts from USDA who will discuss a variety of funding opportunities available through USDA Rural Development. These officials and program staff will provide overviews of the agency’s programs and discuss other co-op-related funding opportunities.
  • Find out about USDA Rural Development funding programs available to cooperatives
  • Understand the array of funding opportunities available, such as the Business & Industry Guaranteed Loan Program, Intermediary Relending Program, Rural Community Advancement Program and Rural Energy For America Program and other energy programs
  • Hear the latest updates on the Rural Cooperative Development Grant Program
  • Opportunities to interact with USDA officials and get your questions answered
  • John Padalino, Administrator for USDA Rural Development, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
  • Chad Parker, Deputy Administrator, Cooperative Programs, Rural Business and Cooperative Programs
  • Additional USDA Program Staff (To Be Announced)
Who Should Participate?
  • Senior leadership of credit unions, electric and utility co-ops, and other co-ops that could benefit from USDA funding
  • Mayors and community leaders
  • Economic and community development staff
  • Cooperative developers, representatives and volunteers
  • Grant writers
  • Members of cooperatives
Accessing USDA Rural Development Programs for Cooperatives Webinar 9/20
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