The Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund

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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 »

Hardship Assistance

Need hardship assistance? The Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund is here to help.

The Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund—named to honor founding CCOF member Barney Bricmont—is the only fund in the nation that provides direct financial assistance exclusively to organic producers who suffer financial losses due to extreme hardship. Since 2007, CCOF has distributed $210,000 in awards.*

Eligibility Criteria

The CCOF Foundation Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund grants are available for applicants who meet the following criteria:

  • Certified organic operations currently in good standing (valid organic certificate required for consideration)
  • Experienced economic hardship in the 2020 calendar year
  • Submission of documentation or supporting evidence of economic loss resulting from the hardship (required for consideration)
  • Submission of a receipt for organic certification fees paid in 2020 (by any accredited certifier)
  • Submission of a progress report six months after you receive grant
  • Grantees from previous years are welcome to re-apply
     

Applications will be accepted throughout the 2020 calendar year, with two application deadlines: May 25, 2020, and November 20, 2020. Awards will be made in June and December. 

*Award amounts range from $1,000-$2,500. Applications must be filled out completely to be eligible for consideration.

 

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