PLEASE NOTE: This program will not be available until the market opens.
If you are a participant in one or more of the following programs, you automatically qualify for membership financial assistance:
- Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)
- Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA)
- Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA)
- Section 8 Housing
- Security Deposit Assistance Program (SDAP)
- Social Security Disability
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/EBT)
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
- Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Other programs may be eligible upon approval by the board. Proof is not required to request limited-income membership assistance; you will sign a form certifying you are a participant in one of the listed programs. False representation of participation will result in termination of the membership.
Limited-income membership requires a minimum initial investment of $5 and an additional minimum payment of $5 per year until the membership is paid in full.
If you aren't a participant in any of the programs listed above but still can't quite make ends meet, you can make payments for your membership over the space of a year. Simply choose one of the methods listed on the application form below.
In both cases, all patronage refunds will be applied to the membership, prior to being distributed according to the patronage refund policy in the bylaws. No processing fee or interest will be charged for either option.
Missing a payment without making arrangements with Coteau Community Market means the balance of your membership equity immediately becomes due and must be paid off by the end of the following month. Failure to do so will result in the termination of the membership.
As stated in the bylaws, members are not eligible to vote or serve on the board, nor are they considered to be a member in good standing, until the membership equity is paid in full.