2013 CCOF Bricmont Fund, a Hardship Assistance Program

Response times may be slow due to the wildfires affecting Santa Cruz County and Covid-19. Organic compliance deadlines and inspections will be delayed for businesses affected by these crises. Read the latest updates on the Northern California wildfires, and visit our Covid-19 webpage to find pandemic-specific information »

Los tiempos de respuesta serán lentos debido a los incendios forestales afectando al condado de Santa Cruz y COVID-19. Los plazos de cumplimiento orgánico y las inspecciones se retrasarán para los negocios afectados por estas crisis.  Lea las últimas actualizaciones sobre los incendios forestales del norte de California y visite nuestra página web de Covid-19 para encontrar información específica a la pandemia »

Since 2007, CCOF has allocated funds to partially offset certification costs for clients who have experienced extreme hardships. Such funding has been primarily used for supporting clients that have experienced drought, invasive pest losses or quarantines, or other natural disasters. In 2013, the program was renamed to honor Barney Bricmont, one of our founding members. We are pleased to announce $10,000 available in Hardship Assistance Program funds for 2013.

Please submit this simple one-page request to apply for relief funding [UPDATE: the 2013 application period has closed]. Funding is limited and will be awarded based on need and the number of requests received.

Eligibility Criteria

  • CCOF-certified operation currently in good standing
  • Have not received CCOF disaster or hardship funding in the last three years
  • Suffered economic losses during the 2013 calendar year
  • Have documentation or supporting evidence of economic loss resulting from the hardship
  • Have not received federal assistance for the same loss

The maximum amount awarded will be the full amount of 2013 organic certification fees. Some awards may only be partial reimbursement of certification fees.

Deadline for Submission: December 2, 2013.