On the Pursuit of Federal Funding for Urban Cooperative Development: A Matter of Fairness in Funding

Lisa Stolarski
This white paper addresses the issue of fairness in funding for cooperative development in the United States and advocates for federally funded cooperative development assistance that is on par with that ofered for non-cooperative business development. It also emphasizes the disparity between rural and urban cooperative access to funding and proposes an increase in availabiity of funding for urban cooperatives without hindering rural cooperative development. It is written based on the premise that lack of funding for urban cooperative development is the most glaring weakness in US cooperative policy.
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