2014 Bricmont Financial-Hardship Assistance Program Opens October 14

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 »

The Bricmont Fund provides direct financial assistance exclusively to organic producers and processors/handlers who suffer losses due to extreme hardship. Since 2007 CCOF has distributed funds annually to members of the organic community who are in need.

Curious if you are eligible? The requirements are fairly simple:

  • Certified organic operation currently in good standing (valid organic certificate required for consideration).
  • Have not received CCOF disaster or hardship funding in the last three years.
  • Experienced severe economic loss in the 2014 calendar year. Submit documentation or supporting evidence of economic loss resulting from the hardship (required for consideration).
  • Submit a copy of receipt for organic certification fees paid in 2014 (by any accredited certifier).
  • Have not received federal assistance for the same loss. 

The application period is October 14-December 10, 2014.