The National Cooperative Business Association - Cooperative League of the USA (NCBA-CLUSA) reported that cooperatives are eligible to have access to the economic disaster packages passed by the U.S. Congress. The organization is working to ensure cooperatives in all sectors are eligible. Cooperatives in major sectors deemed essential services – including food, agriculture and credit union, are part of this disaster package. NCBA-CLUSA is collaborating to demonstrate how cooperatives can play a significant role in the economic recovery from COVID to encourage a more inclusive social economies across the board. This includes converting small businesses to worker and consumer co-ops, making sure rural people can have access to broadband and beneficial electricity (more efficient energy use), and limited equity housing cooperatives.
National Cooperative Business Association - Cooperative League of the USA
22 May 2020