The CCOF Foundation Introduces Bricmont Hardship Assistance Rolling Applications

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Written by Larissa Hernandez on Monday, July 17, 2023
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The Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund has a long history of giving grants to organic producers recovering from natural disasters and other difficulties. To support our organic community more quickly and effectively during times of hardship, the CCOF Foundation is switching from biannual application periods to accepting hardship assistance applications year-round! 

By updating to a rolling application period, the Foundation will be able to support operations more quickly after hardships such as drought or flooding occur. We continually strive to provide a streamlined and equitable application process to swiftly get relief funds into the hands of folks who need it most in our organic community. 

Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund applicant requirements: 

  • Be a certified organic operation with a valid organic certificate from any third-party, USDA-accredited certifier (CDFA registration alone is not sufficient).
  • Submit a complete and detailed description of hardship endured within the last 12 months. 
  • Submit supporting financial documentation of economic loss (for example, profit and loss statements from current and previous years or other financial records). 
  • Submit a final progress report one year after awarded (for grant recipients only).
  • Applying organic business must be in the United States. 
  • Grant funds cannot be used for organic certification fees. 
  • First-time applicants and underserved producers will be prioritized.

Timeline and Details:

  • The application must be completed online; click HERE to review the application questions prior to beginning the application.
  • Applications accepted year-round with no deadline. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis. 
  • Grants are prioritized as “first come, first served” for fully complete applications. 
  • Applications missing required documentation will not be processed until the missing information is received. Applicants will be reminded a maximum of two times, then the application will be dismissed and remain unprocessed until missing documentation is received.  
  • Funds are provided as direct assistance. Award amounts range from $1,000–$20,000. 
  • Applications take approximately six weeks to process. Please expect a response back within that time frame via email notification.

We are here to answer your questions or support you with your application. Support is available in both English and Spanish. Please contact Larissa Hernandez at lhernandez@ccof.org, (831) 346-6326 for voice messages, or (831) 406-9219 for text.