The National Organic Certification Cost Share Program is now open for 2022 applications!
All currently certified organic entities in the United States are eligible to apply for a refund of 50% of their certification-related costs, including inspection fees, up to a maximum of $500 per certification or certified scope between October 1, 2021 and September 30, 2022. Eligible scopes are crops, wild crops, livestock, processing/handling. Operations located in California can also receive a refund of their State Organic Program registration fees.
CCOF encourages all members to apply for the refunds, whether your operation needs the funds or not. Certification cost share helps keep organic certification accessible for all, from the smallest to largest organic operations. Cost share distributes federal funds through state departments of agriculture. Find the right contact for your state.
To make it even easier, CCOF has compiled all cost share forms into a single packet including prepared summaries with your required information to fill the forms!
Cost Share application deadline is October 31, 2022.
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