Organic Certification Cost Share Program

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Cost Share - Receive a Refund for your Organic Certification Fees

Apply for to the National Organic Certification Cost Share Program and receive a full or partial refund for your organic certification fees.

Cost Share refunds up to 75% of your certification costs per scope of organic certification, with a maximum of $750 per scope. The eligible scopes are crops, wild crops, livestock, processing/handling, and California State Organic Program registration fees (for operations located in California). 

Any operation that is located within the United States and received organic certification between October 1, 2019, and September 30, 2020, may apply for reimbursement. Operations with more than one certification scope may be eligible for more than one refund.

Please note: there is now a combined application form for both the USDA Federal Organic Certification and California State Registration reimbursement.

Apply for Cost-Share Funds in California:
Collect and complete the following documents (forms available for download here):

  • Federal Organic Certification & State Registration Cost Share application (ORG-106)
  • Payee Data Record Form (STD 204)
  • Copy of your organic certificate and proof of payment: Request your CCOF Federal Cost Share Summary to submit in place of your CCOF certificate and receipts. Allow 14 days for CCOF to complete your request.

The application deadline is October 31, 2020.

Submit applications to:

For assistance, email or call (916) 900-5202. Additional information can be found at 


Apply for Cost-Share Funds in Other States:
Find your state’s Cost-Share contact to ask about application procedures and deadlines in your state. DO NOT SEND APPLICATIONS TO CCOF.

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