Cooperative Development Program (CDP)

Cooperative Development Program (CDP)

Number: 98.002
Agency: Agency for International Development

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
98.002 Cooperative Development Program (CDP)

Federal Agency (030):

Authorization (040):
Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as Amended, Public Law 87-195, Sections 111, 123 and 311.

Objectives (050):
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.

Types of Assistance (060):
Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements).

Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
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 (080)

Applicant Eligibility (081):
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 (082):
Cooperatives and their members in USAID eligible countries.

Credentials/Documentation (083):
Evidence of legal capacity, economic feasibility, and financial
responsibility relative to the activity for which assistance is

Application and Award Process (090)

Preapplication Coordination (091):
As may be specified in a published Request for Applications (RFA). This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedures (092):
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 Procedure (093):
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.

Deadlines (094):
Specified in the published Request for Applications which appear on the DCHA/PVC web site and in the Federal Register.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095):
Approximately three to four months from the receipt of applications.

Appeals (096):
If an application is rejected, the reasons for rejection are fully stated.

Renewals (097):
Not applicable.

Assistance Consideration (100)

Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
There is not formula for matching requirements. Applicants may be
encouraged to achieve a target match which would be incorporated in the
Request for Applications.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance (102):
Cooperative Development Program cooperative agreements are generally for
a period of three to five years and may be extended for a total period
not to exceed ten years.

Post Assistance Requirements (110)

Reports (111):
Each award recipient is required to provide Annual Work Plans,
Semi-Annual Progress Reports and Quarterly financial statements (Form
269A). Additional reporting may be required to support Congressional
requests for information.

Audits (112):
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised,
June 27, 2003), “Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit
Organizations,” non federal entities that expend financial assistance of
$500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a
program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that
expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from
Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular
No. A-133.

Records (113):
The grantee shall maintain adequate records and accounts to assure that grant funds are used for authorized purposes.

Financial Information (120)

Account Identification (121):

Obligations (122):
FY 07 $5,500,000; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
From $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 over five years.

Program Accomplishments (130):
In fiscal year 2002, 8 grants were extended through FY 2004.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
Code of Federal Regulations Title 22, 228 Volume 1, Parts 1 to 299
(Revised as of April 1, 1999); USAID Automated Directive System,
specifically Series 300 and cross-references.

Information Contacts (150)

Regional or Local Office (151) :
Not applicable.

Headquarters Office (152):
Cooperative Coordinator, Office of Private and Voluntary Cooperation,
Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, United
States Agency for International Development, Washington, DC 20523.
Telephone: (202) 712-5226.

Website Address (153):

Regional or Local Office:
Not applicable.

Headquarters Office:
Cooperative Coordinator, Office of Private and Voluntary Cooperation,
Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, United
States Agency for International Development, Washington, DC 20523.
Telephone: (202) 712-5226.

General Information

Assistance Types:

Applicant Eligibilty:
40 – Native American Organizations (includes lndian groups,
cooperatives, corporations, partnerships, associations)/48 –
International (includes Export/lmport)

Beneficiary Eligibilty:
40 – Native American Organizations

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