National Organic Certification Cost Share Program Grants

The National Organic Certification Cost Share Program provides organic certification cost share assistance to certified organic operations (producers and handlers) located within the US. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) administers the program, awarding program funds to eligible State Agencies, which operate as a pass-through system. In FY 2017, approximately $10.7M is available. Certified organic operations may request reimbursement for specific certification costs incurred from October 1, 2016, through September 30, 2017. To receive NOCCSP cost share assistance, certified organic producers and handlers must contact their respective State Department of Agriculture.