Cooperative Development Program (CDP)

Deliver the quality and magnitude of support necessary for CDOs to attract the financial, human, institutional and financial resources necessary to significantly enhance their impact on cooperative development worldwide, contributing to self-reliant cooperative enterprises that meet the evolving needs

of their members and contribute to the quality of member lives, their communities and nation.
Examples of Funded Projects

Grant funds are being used to provide technical assistance, applied research, technical training, and cooperative education activities in more than 20 countries of Africa, Asia and the Near East, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Agency - Agency for International Development

The Agency for International Development is an independent Federal government agency that provides economic and humanitarian assistance in more than 100 countries to ensure a better future for us all.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Ankawa Humanitarian Committee Of Erbil $ 2,500,000   2020-10-012022-09-30
International Budget Partnership $ 240,000   2018-01-012022-05-31
International Bank For Reconstruction And Development $ 4,157,000   2017-01-032019-12-31
Center For Strategic And International Studies (inc) $ 50,000   2018-09-282019-06-28
Jeeon Llc $ 95,500   2015-06-152018-06-14
Organis Cooperation Developp Economique $ 280,000   2007-09-282008-12-31
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Program Accomplishments

In fiscal year 2002, 8 grants were extended through FY 2004.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grant funds may be used, among other things, for basic feasibility studies and providing technical assistance or advisory services to cooperatives, private voluntary and other non-governmental organizations, governments and groups of individuals that wish to develop new cooperatives or improve existing cooperatives.

Emphasis is given to developing, testing and implementing solutions to major issues facing international cooperative development including, but not limited to, governance, modern management, cooperative legislation and regulation, achieving scale and salience.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Applicants eligible are U.S.

cooperatives and recognized cooperative development organizations (CDOs) that are organically-linked to cooperatives and groups of cooperatives and whose demonstrated capabilities are broadly consistent with USAID's strategic objectives.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Cooperatives and their members in USAID eligible countries.


Evidence of legal capacity, economic feasibility, and financial responsibility relative to the activity for which assistance is requested.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

As may be specified in a published Request for Applications (RFA).

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

As may be specified in a published Request for Applications. This would normally include, but would not necessarily be limited to Forms SF-424 and 424A, as well as the applicant organization's name, address, contact person and information; project objectives; funding and budget; proposed partners; executive summary, organizational overview, program description, program management and structure; monitoring and impact assessment; cost proposal with budget narrative; planning matrix; staffing plans with resumes of key personnel; letters from proposed partners evidencing knowledge of the program and agreement to participate; evidence of concurrence from USAID missions in countries of proposed implementation; and a summary of USAID-financed activities conducted over the three years preceding the application.

Award Procedures

Applications are submitted to the Cooperatives Coordinator, Office of Private and Voluntary Cooperation, Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance Bureau. All applications are reviewed by committees that include a technical reviewer with knowledge of the specific area of cooperation concerned as well as knowledgeable USAID officials drawn from different Bureaus. Each application is scored by all participating USAID officials using criteria incorporated in the Request for Applications. Awards are given based on relative scores.


Specified in the published Request for Applications which appear on the DCHA/PVC web site and in the Federal Register.


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