Senators pledge support for increased funding of Rural Cooperative Development Grant program

RCDG funds have helped MCDC assist in the development of new cooperative businesses across rural Montana, including Fresh Start Cooperative (pictured above) in Geraldine, MT. Photo by Guy Gregory.

By: Kate LaTour/NCBA CLUSA

U.S. Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) last week led a group of eight senators in a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee leadership requesting $8 million for the Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) program, echoing NCBA CLUSA’s request to increase funding for the only federal program dedicated to advancing the impact of cooperative businesses.

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About Montana Cooperative Development Center (70 Articles)
The Montana Cooperative Development Center (MCDC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation whose mission is to promote and develop cooperatives to meet the economic and community needs of rural Montana.

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