2011 Agricultural Marketing Assistance Organic Certification Cost Share Program

The summary for the 2011 Agricultural Marketing Assistance Organic Certification Cost Share Program grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Agricultural Marketing Service, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
2011 Agricultural Marketing Assistance Organic Certification Cost Share Program: This Organic Certification Cost-Share Program is part of the Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) Program authorized under the Federal Crop Insurance Act (FCIA), as amended, (7 U.S.C. 1524). Under the applicable FCIA provisions, the Department is authorized to provide cost-share assistance to organic producers in the States of Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming. The AMS has allocated $1.495 million for this organic certification cost-share program in Fiscal Year 2011. This program provides financial assistance to organic producers certified under the USDA Organic Regulations (7 CFR 205), which were authorized under the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990, as amended (7 U.S.C. 6501 et seq.). This program is in addition to and separate from the National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program, which is also administered by AMS and is open to all States and U.S. Territories.
Federal Grant Title: 2011 Agricultural Marketing Assistance Organic Certification Cost Share Program
Federal Agency Name: Agricultural Marketing Service
Grant Categories: Agriculture
Type of Opportunity: Mandatory
Funding Opportunity Number: AMS-NOP-11-0071
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 10.171
CFDA Descriptions: Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Current Application Deadline: Nov 15, 2011
Original Application Deadline: Nov 15, 2011
Posted Date: Aug 08, 2011
Creation Date: Jul 25, 2011
Archive Date: Dec 15, 2011
Total Program Funding: $1,500,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $450,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $5,000
Expected Number of Awards: 15
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments
Additional Information on Eligibility
This Notice invites the following eligible States: Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming, to submit an Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424), and to enter into a Cooperative Agreement with the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) for the allocation of organic certification cost-share funds.
Grant Announcement Contact
Betsy Rakola Grants Management Specialist Phone 202-720-0081

betsy.rakola@ams.usda.gov [betsy.rakola@ams.usda.gov]
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